“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Rick Gallagher
A Sleigh, a Song, and a Baby Boy is a must have collection of freshly rearranged Christmas classics performed by a swinging but sensitive jazz trio with percussion. The uptempo cuts "Sleigh Ride" and "Sing We Now of Christmas" swing with holiday cheer, while the ballads "O Holy Night", "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", and "The Holly and the Ivy" are warm, tasteful, and reflective. The Afro-Cuban "Little Drummer Boy", the funky bugaloo "Let it Snow", and the Latin grooves of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" complete the collection with a soulful sound. Backed by some of the region's finest -- Paul Thompson, Thomas Wendt, and George Jones, and expert engineering by Dino Distefano, who engineered the 1997 Grammy Award winning performance by the Count Basie Orchestra -- A Sleigh, a Song, and a Baby Boy is sure to become a holiday favorite. Musicians: Rick Gallagher, piano; Paul Thompson, bass; Thomas Wendt, drums; George Jones, percussion.
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