Putumayo - Jazz Christmas

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Label: PUTUMAYO
Catalog: PUT 386
Format: CD

It has become a tradition that the colorful label makes its warming rounds through the rich literature of Christmas songs during the cold season. After Jazz & Blues Christmas and New Orleans Christmas, this year it's swinging and improvising again with classics of Christmas songs in a jazzy guise, and a few celebrities of the genre are also on board Pianist Tom Grant celebrates "Winter Wonderland," and Canada's jazz giant Oscar Peterson lends his keyboard magic to "Let It Snow." The Dixieland Ramblers have a reunion with "The Christmas Song" and "I'l be Home For Christmas," and the Chad Lawson Trio takes on the original French angel song "Angels We Have Heard On High." Tenor saxophonist Houston Person also makes two contributions to the Christmas celebration when he and his band interpret "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Blue Christmas" with swinging respect. Lars Edegran & His Santa Claus Revelers and Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band transport you to the festivities of the Crescent City. And the last door opens in L.A. Charles Brown with a cool New Year's tune

Price: $17.98