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by Stephanie K

A jazzy holiday cocktail of American classics and winter songs sung to arrangements written for string quartet and jazz ensemble
Genre: Holiday: Jazz
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1. Christmas Time is Here Stephanie K
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2. My Favorite Things Stephanie K
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3:38 album only
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Stephanie K
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4:06 album only
4. The Snow is Falling Stephanie K
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5:11 album only
5. The Christmas Song Stephanie K
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6. The New Year's Eve Song Stephanie K
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7. Santa Baby Stephanie K
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8. A Child is Born Stephanie K
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9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Stephanie K
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10. Baby It's Cold Outside Stephanie K and Richie Alexander Jung
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11. In the Silence of the Snowfall Stephanie K
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Album Notes
In the Silence of the Snowfall

American Jazz vocalist Stephanie K. serves up a cocktail of winter evergreens and traditional holiday classics, this time remaining on the east side of the pond. Long time colleague Jürgen Knautz custom penned arrangements for string quartet, jazz ensemble, and voice. Included in this mix are also a work by contemporary composer Patricia Barber and the title track, written by Stephanie K.
From warm and cheerful Bossa vibes to melancholy Blues, and contemplative Jazz Ballads, this recording offers something for every winter mood. Violinist Christine Rudolf and cellist Tobias Köhler interweave a classic feeling throughout songs that are complemented by the accompaniment and solos of Peter Kräubig (piano), Christian Kappe (trumpet), Klaus Dapper (sax), and Matthias Fleige (guitar). Bassist Jürgen Knautz and drummer Jan Freund keep the whole project honest in the tradition of jazz. This tapestry of sound allows Stephanie K. complete freedom to reveal her multi-facetted vocal and phrasing abilities. She is at times soft and inviting, then sassy and enticing, and other times fragile and innocent. A special highlight is the playful duet with vocal virtuoso Richie Alexander.
Pour yourself a glass of red wine or egg nog, have a seat in front of the fire, and enjoy!


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CD Baby Editor Peter

Editor's Pick - Very nice!
With a backing band of both a string quartet and a jazz sextet, this album from jazz vocalist Stephanie K. provides unique versions of holiday-centric songs which have a classic sound, aided by modern recording techniques. Her sultry, powerful vocals coupled with the combination of strings and jazz band make this album really unique, like on “The Snow is Falling,” which takes what could be a fairly standard sounding blues number and it turns into something much more sophisticated and still mournful, thanks to the doubled cello and violin parts. Meanwhile, the title track is a wonderfully modern jazz track, with drummer Jan Freund taking a nicely percussive, sparse approach, while Vince Guaraldi’s holiday classic “Christmas Time is Here” gets the bossa nova treatment, pleasantly echoing Pink Martini’s multi-instrumental approach to lounge jazz.

Stevie Thompson

Love To See Your Cd In Book Form
God Blesses:

Loved your music and the fact you are doing something positive. I would like to publish your music in book form to increase sales of your book and supplement your revenues by selling your CD as a book.

Ceo/Stevie Thompson
Steviesha T. Publishing