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Big Beef Music Review
The Christmas Season is in full swing,
and Jazz, and Blues and more. Jazz
to the World is a compilation of Christmas songs performed by Blue
Note(R) jazz artists. The compilation was put together to benefit
This CD includes
performances by many notable artists, including: Herb
Corea, and Dave
Koz. All of the performances are entertaining. There are
16 different songs on this CD, so I'll only highlight my favorites.
- Baby it's Cold Outside
Reeves & Lou Rawls. This is just a fun tune. Lou
Rawls convinces Dianne Reeves to stay because "baby it's cold
- Let it Snow - Michael
Franks. If you've never heard Michael Franks, you've been
missing a talented artist. He puts his special ethereal touch on this
Christmas classic and then adds a touch of Latin to spice it up.
- I'll be Home for Christmas
- Herbie Hancock & Eliane
Elias. Rockit may be Herbie Hancock's legacy, but he is
a very talented pianist. I have no idea what Eliane does on this song.
- Christmas Blues
- Holly Cole. Holly's voice turns me on. This is a lighthearted
song about having no one for Christmas. Close your eyes and console
Holly -- Oh Mama!
- IL est Ne, Le Divin
Enfant - Dr.
John. Blues in French. Imagine the Blues Brothers in French. You've
nailed this song. Fun!
Overall, this is an excellent
CD. You can listen to it while curled up in front of a fire or while decorating
Christmas cookies. It will be played in my home for years to come.
out of 5 BB&B's.
to Jazz to the World