Tremendous Sound. Make no mistake, this is a BIG band disc. Carmichael's band bursts out all over the place with holiday cheer. His arrangements and bubbly and bright, providing a contemporary big band seasonal offering. The arrangements were originally used with another great big band, that of Stan Kenton's in 1961. This current disc was recorded live at Speer Studios in Nashville in 1997. A real treat for big band fans.
Track Listing: Joy to the World; Once in Royal David City; Silent Night; We Three Kings; Go Tell IT on The Mountain; Angels We Have Heard On Time; Caroling, Caroling; Sleigh Ride; The Holly and The Ivy; Christmas Medely; Good King Wencelas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman; Away in A Manger; O Come All Ye Faithful. (Total Playing Time 64:14).
The first jazz record I received
as a visiting gift from my
Japanese uncle at his
international division of
Toshiba EMI Tokyo was a
sample copy of Miles Davis'
Bitches Brew. A game
changer redirecting my
browsing habits and collection.