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A Jazz Christmas
Willie Pickens
A Jazz Christmas
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

Willie Pickens and his family have been members of Hyde Park Union Church in Chicago for over twenty years. Susan Johnson, minister, has been instrumental in bringing the music of jazz to a wider audience for the past fou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Willie Pickens
Title: A Jazz Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Southport Records
Original Release Date: 1/5/1998
Re-Release Date: 12/29/1998
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 700797005621

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Album Description
Willie Pickens and his family have been members of Hyde Park Union Church in Chicago for over twenty years. Susan Johnson, minister, has been instrumental in bringing the music of jazz to a wider audience for the past four years with Hyde Park Union Church's Jazz Christmas Concert. "Willie Pickens - A Jazz Christmas" is the first CD release in conjunction with this annual event. This recording is the premiere of these original arrangements by Willie Pickens of classic sacred and secular Christmas music. The proceeds of this year's concert goes to "Partners In Community Development." Hyde Park Union Church is located at 5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (773-363-6063.)
 

CD Reviews

This is a fantastic CD!
04/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Willie Pickens is one of Chicago's finest, and least recognized Jazz pianists. This CD showcases his talent; along with guest artist Nicholas Payton, Pickens revitalizes Christmas classics with new arrangements and great energy. This CD makes a great gift!"