James Ranka | A Cool Jazz Christmas

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Spiritual: Instrumental Gospel Jazz: Cool Jazz Moods: Featuring Piano
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A Cool Jazz Christmas

by James Ranka

Imagine a David Foster or David Benoit Smooth Jazz group playing lush, Gino Vannelli-sounding orchestral arrangements of your favorite Christmas songs. Fully orchestrated, this Cool Jazz CD features James Ranka, aka Jamey Keys at the grand piano.
Genre: Spiritual: Instrumental Gospel
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1. What Child Is This
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3:55 $0.99
2. Silent Night
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4:52 $0.99
3. Angels We Have Heard
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3:16 $0.99
4. Away In A Manger
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3:24 $0.99
5. Joy To The World
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3:08 $0.99
6. O, Holy Night
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5:29 $0.99
7. The First Noel
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4:11 $0.99
8. Amazing Grace
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3:18 $0.99
9. The Lord's Prayer
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3:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
Chocolate-kissed aromas fill the room while
red, green, and blue lights shape a glowing, thickly-decorated tree.
The snow-flaked December sights appear to be dressed in white... And
as smooth jazz piano tones from the Top Selling CD, “A Cool Jazz Christmas” caress your ears… You know it's Christmas time... Author: I Wright Rimes

It’s also been a tough economic year, so I’ve reduced the price of the CD from $12.97 to $10.97... Discover what thousands have found—My second CD release, “A Cool Jazz Christmas”, is the perfect gift for you and for those names on your shopping list.

I’ve included my best-selling single, “The Lord’s Prayer” on this CD.
My musical composition for the Master's words; this song is a fresh alternative to the time-worn version you are accustomed to hearing.
If you are a Carpenters fan, you will be amazed at the vocal style similarity of Rebeka Keough (vocalist for this cut) and Karen Carpenter. In fact, after Rebeka sang her vocal track in the studio, I changed the arrangement from jazz trio style to a Pop sound reminiscent of The Carpenters.
"The Lord's Prayer" is an International favorite evidenced by download and CD sales numbers received from iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, CD Baby and every other major download site.

This CD makes the perfect Christmas gift. And think about this!
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Make this Christmas a bit warmer with this Top Selling music.
I guarantee you and your loved ones will love it!

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Rarely does any independent artist pop the iTunes top 150 charts, but 2 of my CDs, "A Smooth Jazz Christmas" and "God Is Cool" are listed in two genres - "Jazz", and "Gospel and Christian".

But my best work may shine in "What Child is This". This song contains magic moments captured in a recording session only on very rare occasions - check it out.


"A Cool Jazz Christmas" is dedicated to my late, beautiful daughter, Kasey Michelle:
Born August 24, 1979
Died November 5, 2008
Rest In Peace My Baby

Check my new website: http://www.jamesranka.com


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Cathy Taylor

A Cool Jazz Christmas by James Ranka
If you don't buy this CD you are missing out . James, in some uncanny way, captures the true meaning of Christmas through talented hands and a musical, God-given ability to arrange the Christmas "oldies" in to something very special. His version of "The Lord's Prayer" is mind-blowing. You gotta buy his music... "God is Cool", his debut release is incredible and guess what - I bought it.
I will never understand why musicians of James Ranka's caliber are not recognized as they should be, but do yourself a favor - purchase "A COOL JAZZ CHRISTMAS!"


good cd
cd is very good.