2004 Jazz Holiday CDs Round Up Part 2
I?ve always thought jazz is the best genre for Christmas music. The intimacy of the jazz trio especially can make for some of the most enjoyable music of the holiday season. Multi-Grammy winning vocalist Dianne Reeves proves this on her first seasonal recording Christmas Time Is Here. With the exception of a small number of guests, the entire recording is Dianne with her longtime trio of pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Greg Hutchinson. The selected songs are the standards you?d hope to see on a holiday recording. Dianne shines on the less frequently heard songs such as the gentle ?Christ Child?s Lullaby,? ?A Child Is Born,? and a Brazilian flavored ?Christmas Waltz.? Dianne and the trio version of ?The Christmas Song? is going to be one of my favorites for a long time. Christmas Time Is Here is a great addition to your holiday library. You can find it in stores now on the Blue Note label or support this site by ordering it from Amazon.com.