Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas

Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas

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This bright little compilation of Christmas tunes done New Orleans style takes on a little extra poignancy given the city's continued efforts to rebuild and rebound from the tremendous destruction that came with the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. But hurricane or not, Christmas is a time of celebration, and the musicians of New Orleans have never

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Andrew_T More than 1 year ago
If you find yourself looking for a little something extra this holiday season, but still want to get an album where they're still singing traditional Christmas songs, this is the one. New Orleans/Dixieland jazz renditions of several jazz standards plus a few originals from The Big Easy.

The album has a very warm and vintage feeling to it and I applaud Putumayo for this collection. If you want something to play to facilitate conversation and for the most part give your Christmas party a little atmosphere you can't go wrong with this CD. I bought it last year and its the first one I pulled out this year.

Notables include the Big Al Carson tune at the beginning that gets the album off to a lively start, the Ellis Marsalis Trio instrumental "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," Banu Gibson, and the second to last track "Santa's Second Line" with a bouncing tuba melody carrying the thing through.

Happy Holidays!