From the artist best known for the iconic version of "Santa Baby"* comes a new classic, "The Christmas Song"...
***Made in New York City***
"Known for her smoldering seasonal version of “Santa Baby,” actress, singer Cynthia Basinet releases a jazzy version of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).” The beautiful Basinet is a ‘Jaqueline of all trades’ it seems, she keeps herself busy in the performing arts but is also a humanitarian using her music to bring public awareness to environmental issues and the importance of self-reliance… she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Price Project. This gorgeous version of Nat King Cole’s holiday nugget was arranged by Tony Bennett’s arranger and pianist Lee Musiker, and while the song features A-List musicians, it’s Ms. Basinet’s approach to the vocals that steals the show! Warm, rich and delightful… Cynthia Basinet’s version of “The Christmas Song” is a must have download this holiday season!" ~SANDY SHORE SmoothJazz Radio
Arranged by and on piano, Lee Musiker (Emmy Award-winning conductor, composer, arranger and Tony Bennett's pianist) On drums, Rick Cutler... (Currently tours w/ Liza Minnelli. Recorded w/Billy Eckstine, Perry Farrell (of Jane's Addiction) On guitar, Gary Haase! Real smooth. (Produced and written for Chaka Kahn, Celine Dion, George Benson)
And Jim Hynes, playin' the haunting flugelhorn. (Member of Paul Simon's elite touring band. He has recorded with everyone from Aerosmith to Tony Bennett to Michael Jackson)
Mixed and mastered, David Maurice
Recorded in the Nola Recording Studios, NYC, NY
*Cynthia's version oft credited to Marilyn Monroe, is imitated by many of today's top artists.
Read more on line:
"Cynthia Basinet: Ten years of being Santa’s Baby"