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New Century Christmas
Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, Christmas Traditional, Katherine K. Davis
New Century Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
 
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Here's a novel approach to Christmas music cooked up by the award-winning New Century Saxophone Quartet. Part chamber music holiday fest, part playful holiday pageantry, A New Century Christmas embraces klezmer, Latin, pop...  more »

      
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Here's a novel approach to Christmas music cooked up by the award-winning New Century Saxophone Quartet. Part chamber music holiday fest, part playful holiday pageantry, A New Century Christmas embraces klezmer, Latin, pop, classical, and improvisational music for an inventive, 19-song overview of Christmas from a handful of composers. Saxophonist Benjamin Boone turns "We Three Kings" into "We Four Kings"; Lenny Pickett, a notable veteran of the rock music world, illustrates with "Funkin' with the Bells" just how much fun one can have with musty old standards; and symphonic master David Ott recasts "O Little Town of Bethlehem" for sax. Not just for serious music lovers, this disc is fun and easy to recommend. --Martin Keller
 

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That's only Four Saxophones?
MeasuredFit.com | 01/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

""What orchestra is that playing?" my friend asked me one night when I had this CD in.
"Its the New Century Sax Quartet." I said.
"That's only Four Saxophones?" he asked in disbelief.
"Yes, that's right." I replied.As with any sax ensemble the sound is so rich and full that it sounds like much more than only a few saxophones.The music is quite varied... yet recognizable. It isn't a CD to sing along with, but makes excellent background music. The CD Liner notes have information about each composer.I found it a little hard to balance the CD on a cheap set of speakers, but I'll blame the speakers and not the recording for that.An excellent collection of music, I recommend it for any sax lover."