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Crescent City Christmas Card
Wynton Marsalis
Crescent City Christmas Card
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
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Crescent City Christmas Card - Wynton Marsalis


CD Details

All Artists: Wynton Marsalis
Title: Crescent City Christmas Card
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 12/16/2009
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, New Orleans Jazz, Holiday & Wedding
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644528725, 079892881226, 074644528749, 079892881240


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Crescent City Christmas Card - Wynton Marsalis

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Robert J. from VERO BEACH, FL
Reviewed on 10/20/2012...
This is ABSOLUTELY BY NO MEANS your average or even traditional Christmas album. In fact, I can't say that this album has the slightest relationship to any other Christmas album I've heard or collected over the the past sixty years. It's explorative rather than pandering, original rather than humdrum. Marsalis has collected a variety of costars who cooperate, under his direction, in trying to discover the true roots of Christmas music. Not historical roots but emotionally musical roots. You may agree, you may disagree with their conclusions and results, but they can't be disregarded, they HAVE to be taken into account. Do yourself a favor: order and listen to this CD. It will change how you listen to and appreciate Christmas tunes from here on out.
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CD Reviews

This is an exquisite holiday CD
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I picked this one up 5 years ago and have enjoyed it every Christmas since. With the exception of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (I don't know what he was thinking on that one), all of the songs are exceptionally well-crafted. This is a perfect CD for trimming the tree. Along with A Motown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Jingle Bell Jazz, this is a holiday essential."
Great jazz...that happens to be a Christmas recording
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is hands-down the best Christmas recording I've ever heard. A lot of artist feel it necessary to record their favorite Christmas songs and this is no exception. However, Marsalis takes the music to the next step and the result is nothing short of brilliance. With the soothing operatic voice blending perfectly with his trumpet on 'Silent Night' to the bass lines of 'Twas the Night' bringing the song to life - this entire CD is a treat and will immediately put the holiday season in your heart. Cresent City Christmas Card truly is part of Wynton's impressive resume - and not just an isolated Christmas recording. If you're a Marsalis fan - this CD is a must."