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That Holiday Feeling
Joe Williams
That Holiday Feeling
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Jazz singer Joe Williams has a voice like butterscotch: thick, creamy, sweet, and somehow light, too. Hearing him reprise a handful of standards and three lesser-known tunes for the holidays is a guaranteed pleasure. Add a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Joe Williams
Title: That Holiday Feeling
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 8/10/1990
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042284395625, 042284395649

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Jazz singer Joe Williams has a voice like butterscotch: thick, creamy, sweet, and somehow light, too. Hearing him reprise a handful of standards and three lesser-known tunes for the holidays is a guaranteed pleasure. Add a delectable horn section--and horn charts to go with chops--that includes trumpeters Joe Wilder and Clark Terry, trombonist Al Grey, alto-sax player Bobby Watson, tenor saxophonist Frank Wess and baritone player Seldon Powell to an already solid ensemble, and Williams has created a sophisticated holiday, feeling. Williams characteristically toys with the phrasing on many of these classics, presenting great treatments of "Kissing by the Mistletoe" and "A Child Is Born." And with his chameleonesque voice that shape-shifts and colors the proceedings, Williams offers a holiday that's adventurous while still remaining cozy, classy, and bright. --Martin Keller

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CD Reviews

Perfect
12/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking for an addition to your holiday music collection, this is a must-have cd. The arrangements are clean and simple, never overwhelming, and Joe Williams's singing is like a cup of hot chocolate by a roaring fireplace."
My #1 christmas cd
12/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this has turned out to be our favorite christmas cd. we have played out charlie brown's christmas, wynton marsalis' jazzy wonderland, and a few others on our list so we took a risk on this one. for the last 3 years we have sent it to friends and family (from amazon of course) in the beginning of december as a nice way to start off the holiday season. if you like "warm fuzzies" at christmas, this is a no brainer. get it. you'll love it."
Christmas Magic Warm, Jazzy and Cozy
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 12/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If Nat Cole had stayed among us long enough and remained truer to his jazz vocal and piano roots, he may well have given us "That Holiday Feeling." Thankfully, Joe Williams gave us this gift at Christmas 1990. This album shares the intimacy and warmth of the finest, most traditional Christmas recordings, but remains solidly in a jazz pocket. Mr. Williams' phrasing on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "White Christmas," "Let It Snow," and others showed a confident singer presenting grown-up versions of holiday classics. Those who enjoyed Mr. Williams' great performamces on "The Cosby Show" owe it to themselves to buy this CD or one of the many he did with Count Basie."