Frank Levin has put together a grand collection in his holiday season fake book, and it is an invaluable reference for musicians. It has sections on various topics including how the fake book is organized for easy reference and performance, song texts, lead sheets, instructions for the novice arranger, and other topics. Also included are sections on reading chord symbols, left hand accompaniment patterns, and other symbols and instructions. The song sections are arranged in the following order: Sacred Christmas Songs with English Texts, Sacred Christmas Songs with Non-English Texts, Secular Christmas Songs and Dances, Chanukah Songs, and New Years Songs and Dances. Three appendix entries are included with one giving a complete chord reference chart.
Numerous classic holiday songs are found in this fake book and it is pleasant to see these wonderful old songs placed in print for the jazz musician! Highly recommended. This is an enjoyable gift for any musician.
This spiral bound paperback fake book is a perfect item to suggest to your local librarian for placement in the music department at your local library. Excellent.'For the jazz musician, this is a holiday collection that will intrigue, delight, amuse, and above all else...be a welcome addition in the home library. Contains approximately 200 songs.