Evergreen - Alison Brown Quartet & Joe Craven
Track Listing
  1. Carol and the Kings: Carol of the Bells/We Three Kings
  2. Sleigh Ride
  3. Two Santas: Here Comes Santa Claus/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  4. Christmas Don't Be Late
  5. O Carolan's/Welcome Christmas: O'Carolan's Farewell/Welcome Christmas
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  1. Carol and the Kings: Carol of the Bells/We Three Kings
  2. Sleigh Ride
  3. Two Santas: Here Comes Santa Claus/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  4. Christmas Don't Be Late
  5. O Carolan's/Welcome Christmas: O'Carolan's Farewell/Welcome Christmas
  6. Skating/Feliz Navidad
  7. Silver Bells
  8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  9. Christmas Time Is Here
  10. The Little Drummer Boy
  11. Christmas Don't Be Late
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Banjoist Alison Brown isn't an innovator along the lines of, say, Béla Fleck -- she doesn't play a tricked-out electric instrument or go off on electro-jazz fusion excursions. What she plays is mostly fairly straight-ahead modern jazz with elements of traditional American and British Isles music threaded through it. What makes her playing unique is its blend of chromatic sophistication and melodic inventiveness. When jazz players take on a Christmas music project, they too frequently use the familiar tunes as launching pads ...

Evergreen 2008, Compass

UPC: 766397447025

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