Magazine article IAJRC Journal

A Very Gypsy Christmas

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

A Very Gypsy Christmas

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Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack

A Very Gypsy Christmas

Go Munro Records GMR002

Doug Munro & Ernie Puglisi (g) Howie Bluese (vln) Michael Goetz (b) Ken Peplowski (cl - 1,8,11) Cyrille-Aimee Daudel (vcl - 3,7,12). Recorded at Mamaroneck, NY (no date given)

Sleigh Ride/Little Town Of Bethlehem/The Christmas Song/God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen/Let It Snow/We Three Kings/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas/Greensleeves/Oh Tannenbaum/Winter Wonderland/Christmas Time Is Here/I'll Be Home For Christmas/Oh Come Emmanuel/Silent Night TT: 55:34

Fifteen well known secular Christmas songs and carols performed in a gypsy jazz vein. The music is well done, not taking any of these well-known songs way out. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. I do not want anyone messing with that tune. One of my favorite renditions of that tune in a jazz fashion was done by the World's Greatest Jazz Band years ago. The offering on this CD is also a very fine one. …

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