A new CD recording by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
A wide ranging effort featuring
twelve original arrangements by Vance Thompson, cameos by two choirs and guest vocalist
Jill Andrews, plus star soloists Gregory Tardy,
Tim Green and Dan Trudell.
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1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2. Let It Snow
3. Deck the Halls
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. Go Tell It On the Mountain
6. I'll Be Home For Christmas
7. Do You Hear What I Hear?
8. Russian Dance
9. Jingle Bells
10. A Not-So Silent Night
11. Christmas Time is Here
12. Children Go Where I Send Thee
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
Four stars.“On the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s Christmas Time is Here, the 25-piece juggernaut injects holiday favorites and surprising selections such as the spiritual “Children Go Where I Send Thee” with swinging spirit." - Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine
"This is a band filled with outstanding musicians. They play
their ensemble passages with precision, and the soloists shine
as brightly as the lights on a Christmas tree...This is an album full of daring arrangements, well executed." -Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
"This will brighten up the Christmas Season for Big Band lovers." -Don Albert, Artslink, South Africa
"The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra delivers a thoroughly charming set of big-band arrangements on Christmas Time Is Here. This ensemble’s sound is as big and rich as you’d expect" -Rick
Anderson, Music Media Monthly
"The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra's new Christmas CD rocks some serious socks! Do yourself and the KJO a favor and buy a copy today!" -Kady Robbins
"You have great reasons to be proud of the CD...it is gorgeous! I have listened to it all day as I have driven around. Just beautiful orchestration and voicings and wonderful playing by all!"
"Listen people, I don't care if you're from Knoxville or not! This is one of the best Christmas albums I've ever heard! Buy yourself a copy now!" -Frank Zimmerer, Tallahassee, FL
"I just received your Christmas CD and have listened to it twice. It’s absolutely WONDERFUL. A fine, fine, performance." -Bob Berry
"The CD's are so great that we're going to give them to a lot of our friends and family members for Christmas. Excellent music!" -Dick Ince
"I thoroughly enjoyed my ride to and from school today listening to the CD. Great job! Looking forward to the Swinging Christmas concert." -Nancy LaPrise