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A Christmas Gift CD - John Carlini
A Christmas Gift CD - John Carlini

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Product Code: 1230

Song List: Winter Wonderland, Good King Wenceslas, Silent Night, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Up On The Rooftop, The First Noel, O'Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Sleigh Ride, Away In A Manger, Medley: Do You Hear What I Hear / What Child Is This, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

John Carlini recorded this CD with jazz singer Bill Robinson, bassist Earl May and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi. Upon its first playing, this CD became my favorite Christmas recording and I immediately called John and ordered 10 more copies to give to friends and family for Christmas. We spent Christmas at my in-law's home in California last year and that CD stayed in the CD player throughout the holidays. We had about 40 people over on Christmas day and they all commented on the great music that was playing. If you want to have great music this holiday season, I highly recommend A Christmas Gift.

The songs on this CD are all Christmas standards.  Bill's deep mellow voice, combined with his wonderful phrasing, breathes new life into these tunes. His voice captivating and his treatment of these songs superb. John Carlini and Earl May provide accompaniment which is the essence of good taste and fits the mood of the songs perfectly.

The album was produced by John Carlini, former member of the David Grisman Quintet, Tony Rice's partner on the acclaim River Suite for Two Guitars CD, and the featured cover artist in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine (Volume 3, Number 3). John brought to the studio three of the best musicians in the business: Bill Robinson, lead singer for the Lionel Hampton Band; Earl May, internationally renowned jazz bass icon who has performed and recorded with Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis; and Rob Paparozzi, the harmonica player who plays on the theme to the current Cosby show and has performed with Judy Collins, Bobby McFerrin, and Roberta Flack. With a line up like that playing Christmas favorites, how can you go wrong?

I predict that your Christmas season this year will be more enjoyable with A Christmas Gift turning in the CD player. It was for us last year and I am looking forward to playing it many time again this coming Christmas.

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