Kurt Elling – Sing a Christmas Carol 🎄 [reblog]

from Oannes blog…


🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Ο βραβευμένος με Grammy jazz βοκαλίστας σε ένα απ’ τα τραγούδια του χριστουγεννιάτικου άλμπουμ του, The Beautiful Day: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas [2016]. Έχει γραφτεί από τον Leslie Bricusse για το φιλμ-μιούζικαλ Scrooge, του 1970.

The Grammy-awarded jazz vocalist in one of the songs of his Christmas album, The Beautiful Day: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas [2016]. It was written by Leslie Bricusse for the 1970 film-musical Scrooge

Enjoy a beautiful Christmas Eve

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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  1. The Inimitable Kurt Elling with is own unique take on Christmas. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Kurt’s for years and quite honestly thought I had everything he had recorded. But somehow this one escaped my purview possibly just because I don’t usually buy Christmas recordings. But this was such a blessed find. I’m so grateful you shared this. This song is terrific as it blends a certain saudade into the Christmas music tradition. This happy/sad track with its overlapping snippets of traditional carols like memories of the past gently landing like waves on a beach. The lyrics of direction to “sing a song… look around…” and the refrain of “sing a christmas carol like the children do” suggests a wizened (or jaded) adult that is able to rise about the commercialization and craziness of the holiday and look back to (and possibly finding) the innocence, “joy and beauty” of youth before more “adult” sensibilities and responsibilities had taken over. In short, I love this song. Your post is a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

    • Ah, Terry, I’m so happy you enjoyed this. It was a very pleasant surprise to me too and you are so very right about the ‘innocence’… Like you, I’ve also ‘avoided’ Christmas songs because of that perverse commercialization, but this…. Merry Christmas, my dear friend!

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