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Blessed Quietness - A Collection of Hymns, Spirituals and Carols
Cyrus Chestnut
Blessed Quietness - A Collection of Hymns, Spirituals and Carols
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Cyrus Chestnut
Title: Blessed Quietness - A Collection of Hymns, Spirituals and Carols
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/29/1996
Release Date: 10/29/1996
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678294822, 075678294846

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Blessed Indeed
Tom Schusterbauer | West Bloomfield, Michigan United States | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm fifty-four, am tired of the malls, of the madness, and of the materialism--you know, the Christmas-in-America thing. What I want and need are those tender mercies that this season affords, those blessings that sometimes get lost amidst the shop-'til-you-drop frenzy.
Cyrus Chestnut's cd is all you need for this season or any season. It speaks directly to the soul, with spirituals such as "Walk with Me, Jesus" to a starkly simple "Silent Night" to the title track. Cyrus is in no hurry; he lingers over these tunes, massages the keys, and produces music that is sweet, fragile at times, and always affirming.
A cd for all seasons from one of jazz's most original and soulful young talents.
Don't rush to the store. Order on-line. It's crazy out there."
A Sacred Pleasure
David Mitchel | Appomattox, VA USA | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is a wonderful thing when the skill in a musician's hands is wedded to affection for God in his heart. Cyrus Chestnut brings that powerful combination to the keyboard, and it is most evident in this recording._Blessed Quietness_ has it all: boisterous exultation in God's glory, quiet adoration of God's beauty, thoughtful contemplation of God's love, pleas for God's mercy and help, playful frolics in God's joy. That Cyrus Chestnut can say all this so clearly through a piano says a lot about his hands, mind, and heart. Listening to him play is a distinct pleasure.Lest non-Christians think, based on what I've written so far, there isn't anything here for them, I will say this: there's plenty of flat-out good jazz here that anyone can enjoy. The devil doesn't have all the good music, you know. And if this recording is any indication, God still has the very best music."
Music for a Silent Night
Susan H. Montgomery | Greensburg, KY United States | 12/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A year or so ago, I was watching a TV show where Kathleen Battle was being interviewed. When asked what she would be listening to during the holidays, she mentioned Cyrus Chestnut. With this kind of endorsement, I knew I had to hear this musician, and when I lcoated the CD with the wonderful name of "Blessed Quietness", well........! This is a beautiful CD and with its inclusion of spirituals and hymns as well as carols, it need not be put away after the holidays. It is good for an evening of blessed quietness whatever the time of year."