Unique arrangements of some very special Christmas carols, guaranteed to please both jazz and classical fans. For this unusual venture, ChamberJazz™ consists of Judith Kay's voice along with piano, acoustic bass, bassoon and vibraphone. CD: $15.0o.
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by Mark Sabbatini, Dec. 2004 review of unusual Christmas albums at AllAboutJazz.com.
"… one of those rare gems that combines innovation and stellar performances in a collection suitable for background music or the undivided attention of listeners … true jazz with the instrumentalists digging in with spice and flair … one of the best female vocalist Christmas albums I've encountered this year."
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- Carol of the Bells
(Leontovich/Wilhousky; arr. by Judith Kay)
- Carol of the Birds/Tango Nuevo
("Birds" Catalan song and "Tango" ©Ron Thomas; arr. by Thomas/Berg/Kay/McClintock)
- What Child is This?
(17th century English air; arr. by Newman Baker, adapted by Judith Kay)
- I Wonder as I Wander
(John Jacob Niles; arr. by Judith Kay)
- Fum Fum Fum
(Traditional Catalan carol; arr. by Judith Kay)
- Away in a Manger (Traditional; arr. by Chris Berg)
- Coventry Carol
(16th century English carol; arr. by Judith Kay)
- Mary Had a Baby
(African-American spiritual; arr. by Judith Kay)
- Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
(Brother Conrad of Mainz, 1587; arr. by Ron Thomas)
Judith Kay — voice
Ron Thomas — piano
Chris Berg — acoustic bass
Chuck Holdeman — French bassoon
Tony Miceli — vibraphone