Those traits are evident on his 2008 seasonal album Christmas but so are his scatting roots, perhaps a little bit too much so for this to be the kind of soothing soundtrack to a Christmas party that it might initially seem to be, particularly as the first section of the album is loaded with just a little bit too much syncopation and swing. As Christmas rolls on, things settle down into a smooth quiet storm groove, never pushing too hard on either the vocal or arrangement front, which is a bit of a relief after the slightly overcooked first half.
Complete your Al Jarreau collection. Christmas (CD, Album). Rhino Entertainment Company.
1. Winter Wonderland Lyrics. 2. Hark The Herald Angels Sing Lyrics. 3. White Christmas Lyrics. Some Children See Him Lyrics. Christmas Time Is Here Lyrics.
Al Jarreau's "Christmas" is a delightful surprise for anyone who has followed his music career. On this album Al collaborates with some of the best contemporary arrangers, including Larry Williams and Jorge Calandrelli, to deliver a smooth jazz mix of holiday standards. Listen out for "Winter Wonderland"; "Hark The Herald Angels Sing"; "White Christmas"; and "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Some Children See Him" (a song penned by Alfred Burt and Wihla Hutson) is fast becoming one of my holiday favourites
Finally, an Al Jarreau Christmas CD, and it was worth the wait. He has never sounded better and this CD is a winner from beginning to end. White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Christmas Time is Here, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, in fact all 13 songs, are enriched by Jarreau's vocal arrangements. Those traits are evident on his 2008 seasonal album Christmas but so are his scatting roots, perhaps a little bit too much so for this to be the kind of soothing soundtrack to a Christmas party that it might initially seem to be, particularly as the first section of the album is loaded with just a little bit too much syncopation and swing.
Album · 2008 · 15 Songs. Christmas Time Is Here. 11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. 12. Christmas In Kilarney.
Christmas is a vocal jazz music album recording by AL JARREAU released in 2008 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Rhino Entertainment Company – R2 512527 (US). Thanks to snobb for the updates.
|2||Hark The Heralds Sing|
|4||Interlude: By My Christmas Tree|
|5||Carol Of THe Bells|
|6||O Come Al You Faithfull|
|7||The Christmas Song|
|8||I'll Be Home For Christmas|
|9||Gloria In Excelsis|
|10||Christmas Time Is Here|
|11||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas|
|12||Some Children See Him|
|13||The Little Christmas Tree|
|8122-79914-6||Al Jarreau||Christmas (CD, Album)||Rhino Entertainment Company||8122-79914-6||Europe||2008|
|R2 512527||Al Jarreau||Christmas (CD, Album)||Rhino Entertainment Company||R2 512527||US||2008|
|8122799146-3||Al Jarreau||Christmas (CD, Album)||Rhino Records||8122799146-3||Indonesia||2008|
|8122799146-3||Al Jarreau||Christmas (CD, Album)||Rhino Records||8122799146-3||Europe||2008|