Etta James, vocals. Cedar Walton, piano. Red Holloway, saxophone.
Label: Allegro. Format: CD.
UPC: 723721727659. Daedalus Item Code: 67509
Holiday albums are legion, but it's hard to imagine a cooler one than this 1998 disc by Etta James. Backed by pianist/arranger Cedar Walton and sax man Red Holloway, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement ... (Read More)
The 130-member boys choir at the cathedral of Essen is led by Georg Sump on these 20 holiday selections. Although "Stille Nacht" ("Silent Night") is featured here with such reasonably well-known ... (Read More)
Loretta Lynn, vocals. Tony Harrell, piano. Jamie Hartford, guitar. Mark Winchester, bass. Rick Lonow, drums, & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 889853402625. Daedalus Item Code: 69621
Still riding high on the success of 2016's Full Circle, Loretta Lynn returns with her first Christmas album in half a century. Here the four-time Grammy winner revisits her own "Country ... (Read More)
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Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Anita Ellis, Kay Thompson & Her Rhythm Singers, Connie Haines & others.
Label: Laserlight. Format: CD.
UPC: 018111234429. Daedalus Item Code: 67431
You can't go wrong with this 11-song stocking stuffer of classic pop performances, which include Doris Day's magical renditions of "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "The Second Star to the Right"; Dinah ... (Read More)
Joshua Bell with Alison Krauss, Chick Corea, Straight No Chaser, Reneé Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Michael Feinstein & others.
Label: Masterworks. Format: CD.
UPC: 888837431828. Daedalus Item Code: 69345
A stellar violinist by any standard, Joshua Bell also benefits from having friends from a variety of musical backgrounds. On these 16 seasonal selections, Bell is joined by Alison Krauss on a divine ... (Read More)
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. London Arts Ensemble.
Label: Allegro. Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 723721576851. Daedalus Item Code: 67508
A comprehensive soundtrack for your holiday season, this three-disc set contains 30 Christmas selections performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Arts Ensemble. Here are such ... (Read More)
Instantly creating a cozy, sitting-by-the-fire ambiance, these solo piano renditions of 20 holiday classics are an ideal choice for a quiet Christmas Eve. Here are "Good King Wenceslas," "The Holly ... (Read More)
Adam Carroll, John T. Howard, L. Leslie Loth, Fritz Kreisler, Elsie Holt, Pietro Yon & others.
Label: Lyrichord. Format: CD.
UPC: 744457601228. Daedalus Item Code: 67321
Capturing some of the Roaring 20s' joie de vivre, these 11 seasonal selections boast vintage performances—made possible by reproducing piano rolls from the American Piano Company's archives—paired ... (Read More)
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Atmospheric, elegant, and relaxing, these traditional Christmas classics are performed with a dash of Spanish zest on solo guitar. Among the songs here are "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "It Came Upon ... (Read More)
Back in 1998, Straight No Chaser's a cappella version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" went viral online, and led to a recording contract; small wonder then that this Indiana-based ensemble is getting ... (Read More)
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Christmas is great, but who needs winter? It will be a lot easier to picture yourself somewhere warm and carefree this holiday season when you're playing these discs of Caribbean-flavored Christmas ... (Read More)
Creating a solid foundation with their monolithic flute sound, the ladies of Flautando Köln are joined by countertenor Franz Vitzhum and a small ensemble consisting of organ, percussion, and lutes on ... (Read More)