White Christmas Jazz Guitar Chord Solo
Well, here in New York we’re having anything but a “white” Christmas this year (70 degrees out and raining today!). Athough since legend has it that Irving Berlin wrote “White Christmas” in 1940 while staying at the La Quinta Hotel in La Quinta, California, maybe it’s not so far off that I had the urge to record this White Christmas jazz guitar chord solo tonight on Christmas Eve.
White Christmas is probably the most recorded Christmas song with over 500 versions to date. And although the one probably heard the most when I was growing up as a kid in the 50s and 60s was Bing Crosby’s (which my mother played every year on our living room stereo), the one I’ve always been partial to was saxophonist Charlie Parker’s version recorded live at the Royal Roost on Christmas morning 1948 with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Al Haig, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Max Roach. If you listen to their version, you’ll notice that I borrowed that little descending figure they play on the first first turnaround.
Anyway, I hope that you’ll enjoy my White Christmas jazz guitar chord solo and I’ll be posting a transcription of my arrangement soon, so if you’re not already on my email list, please hit the big button below and I’ll let you know as soon as the transcription is up. And as an added bonus, you’ll also get a free copy of my ebook Jazz Guitar Scale Studies: 44 Daily Warmups to Build Killer Chops.
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