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Pieces of 8: Gift

Song NameArranger
Christmas SongCharles Mead
Silver BellsCharles Mead
Sleigh RideCharles Mead
Count Your Blessing / White ChristmasCharles Mead
Little Drummer BoyCharles Mead
Twelve Days of ChristmasCharles Mead
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/My Favorite ThingsCharles Mead
Coventry CarolCharles Mead
Prayer for Our ChildrenCharles Mead
O TannenbaumCharles Mead
Santa ClausCharles Mead
What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?Charles Mead

This unique Contemporary Jazz octet, founded by artistic director Charles Mead and formed of pairs of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, has a full, almost vocally orchestral sound. "Gift" gives new dimensions and excitement to Christmas chestnuts like "Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," "Sleigh Ride," and three medleys, "Count Your Blessings/White Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/My Favorite Things"-- while retaining what we love about them. "Santa Claus" stuffs every song ever written about the fat man in a big, happy, silly, genre-crossing musical sack. "Little Drummer Boy" starts sweet and simple and riffs in all directions from there. There's a jazzy, surprising "12 Days of Christmas," a powerful "Prayer for Our Children," and a stream of consciousness "O Tannenbaum." A smoky, moody "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" closes out a remarkable "Gift" to yourself and any other music-lovers on your list!

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Item code: 4644C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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