Eric Wangensteen | Blue Christmas

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Blue Christmas

by Eric Wangensteen

Great fresh jazz arrangements of Christmas classics played by the finest jazz musicians in the USA.
Genre: Holiday: Jazz
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1. Winter Wonderland
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6:15 $0.99
2. O' Christmas Tree
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4:33 $0.99
3. The Christmas Song
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5:55 $0.99
4. Blue Christmas
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4:49 $0.99
5. I'll Be Home for Christmas
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6:16 $0.99
6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
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4:24 $0.99
7. Afternoon
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8. Christmas Time Is Here
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3:29 $0.99
9. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
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10. White Christmas
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11. Silent Night
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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For my Christmas CD, I had the idea of balancing what was essentially a jazz recording with one that was also easy for the general public to listen to. Attempting new versions of the old familiar classics and starting with a palate of simple chords and forms, the extraordinary musicians who worked with me on this album brought this music to life beyond my greatest expectations - during two hot days in August, nonetheless!

As in viewing an art collection, there is no need to be enamored with every piece. I decidedly threw a few wrinkles in the holiday cheer with meter changes in "Winter Wonderland", a melancholy “Blue Christmas” (trying to fittingly portray the lyric,) a straight-ahead bebop jazz original “(Christmas) Afternoon,” a 7/8 version of “Christmas Time Is Here,” and some bar-style blues for “White Christmas.” However, I do hope that you can enjoy listening to these songs for many holidays to come.

One final note… I certainly use and enjoy the benefits of our wonderful modern recording methods. However, as opposed to most of the currently computer-created popular music, these musicians are playing real instruments that need no electronics or technology to be played - only a lifetime of dedication and practice!

Thanks so much for your support!

Eric


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