Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
In the Christmas Mood
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
The best Christmas big band/jazz album of the century
Austin Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Virginia | 10/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Glenn Miller has displayed his best work ever. If you liked "In the Mood", you'll love this 3 box set of Glenn Miller's christmas arrangments. He has taken classic christmas songs and composed them in excellent big band arrangments. The music will get you in the christmas mood before the first song is over. With terrific instrument solos and harmonies this is the christmas album to put into your selection."
In the Christmas Mood: A Must, A Best Buy for Miller Fans
Tuxedo Junction | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this boxed set as a three-cassette package about 10 years ago, and a couple of weeks later when I saw the CD boxed set, I bought that, too.Every year at Christmas, I play these CDs at home and on my cassette player in my old car. They really make the holiday season for me, reminding me of days long ago when, as a boy, we listened to music like this on the radio on cold December evenings. No, these recordings were not made by the original Glenn Miller Orchestra but by recording studio bands comprised of members and vocalists from the Glenn Miller Orchestra about a dozen years ago. If you have heard Larry O'Brien and The Glenn Miller Orchestra anytime during the past two decades he has been leading it, you know that this Glenn Miller Orchestra is first-rate. And that is who you hear on these three CDs.As someone who has been collecting Glenn Miller's music for the past half century, I strongly recommend this boxed set of Christmas music in the Miller Mood. Order it today!George Spink
Tuxedo Junction -- http://www.tuxjunction.net
The Swing Era -- http://swingera.net"
Missing the Old Time Spark
Rat Patrol Radio | 11/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've run a Big Band/Swing webcast station for over three years now, and have heard just about every song Glenn Miller played. This CD (and the present day band that plays the tunes) just doesn't have the spark that the originals did. First off, yes, this is the present-day reconstituted Glenn Miller Orchestra, run by his heirs. This isn't recordings of the original band from the 40s. While the selections are technically sound, the band is really just another band playing the tunes, lacking the fire of the great band that was at the forefront of music in the Swing Era. Their delivery is more post-swing, post lounge, play it safe, "middle of the road" modern. While a nice CD, I guess, I was expecting much more."