Ray Reach & Friends | Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas

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Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas

by Ray Reach & Friends

A fun, jazzy Christmas collection, performed by Ray Reach and his world class quartet, featuring straight ahead piano stylings, with vocals in the tradition of the Great American Songbook singers such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Winter Wonderland
3:07 $0.99
2. The Christmas Song
5:57 $0.99
3. Angels We Have Heard On High
4:28 $0.99
4. The Christmas Waltz
2:57 $0.99
5. Joy To the World
4:38 $0.99
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5:57 $0.99
7. Greensleeves
5:24 $0.99
8. My Grown Up Christmas List
4:41 $0.99
9. Jingle Bells
2:24 $0.99
10. Silent Night
4:39 $0.99
11. The Little Drummer Boy
5:09 $0.99
12. Mary, Did You Know?
2:57 $0.99
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Ray Reach is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, guitarist, arranger, composer, producer and educator. Although he has worked in many genre, he is perhaps best known for his work in the jazz idiom, specializing in "Sinatra-Style" vocals and straight-ahead jazz piano. From 1998 to 2005, he directed the UAB Jazz Ensemble and taught Music Technology and jazz courses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently the Director of Student Jazz Programs at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (www.jazzhall.com). He has produced recordings for many notable musicians, among them: saxophonist Lou "Blue Lou" Marini (The Blues Brothers Band, Saturday Night Live Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, James Taylor Band), trumpeter Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat and Tears, Gil Evans Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) and pianist Ellis Marsalis. Mr. Reach is a favorite performer in many concert settings, including: the annual W. C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama, The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and in performances with the renowned SuperJazz Big Band at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

This CD features Ray, accompanied by three of Alabama's most skillful and renowned jazz musicians: Gary Wheat (saxophones), Chris Wendle (bass) and Sonny Harris (drums).



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