For nearly 50 years, the Canadian Brass has been re-making music in its own image, and on this 1990 Christmas album, proves that carols are a natural fit for the group. Accompanied by the Elmer ... (Read More)
Diana Krall, piano & vocals. The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602498821213. Daedalus Item Code: 79648
If you're dreaming of a swinging Christmas, Diana Krall has you covered with her sultry renditions of 12 holiday classics. One of the many pleasures of this disc is that it offers an opportunity to ... (Read More)
Choir of the Monks of Monserrat Abbey & Choir of the Benedictine Abbey Münsterschwarzach.
Label: Deutsche Grammophon. Format: CD.
UPC: 028947780212. Daedalus Item Code: 79653
Atmospheric and timeless, the sound of Gregorian chant has captivated listeners for centuries, appealing to believers and nonbelievers alike. Recorded in 1973 in its lofty Catalonian monastery, the ... (Read More)
James Taylor, guitar & vocals. Dave Carpenter, bass. Larry Goldings, piano. Vinnie Colaiuta, drums, & others.
Label: Universal. Format: CD.
UPC: 602537173402. Daedalus Item Code: 79654
From contemporary folk (Joni Mitchell's "River") to spirituals ("Go Tell It on the Mountain") to European traditional ("In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Auld Lang Syne") and American popular song ("Have ... (Read More)
Recorded in an Ontario church and an Irish abbey, Loreena McKennitt's 1987 solo album is positively ethereal; with minimal arrangements based on harp and viol, the Canadian soprano's crystalline ... (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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Renée Fleming with Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Brad Mehldau, Gregory Porter & others.
Label: Decca. Format: CD.
UPC: 028947867708. Daedalus Item Code: 79655
Four-time Grammy winner Renée Fleming has lent her sumptuous voice to opera, folk, and pop, but she originally thought she'd be a jazz vocalist. Singers and instrumentalists joining this ... (Read More)
The Choirs of King's College, Clare College & St. John's College, Cambridge & Winchester Cathedral.
Label: Decca. Format: CD.
UPC: 028945879222. Daedalus Item Code: 79650
There's a time and place for "Jingle Bells," but sometimes you'd rather just hear the more reflective holiday songs. In this anthology of historic recordings by British ensembles, such tranquil ... (Read More)