December Solstice

December Solstice

by Dan Moretti
     
 
Sax player Dan Moretti and his ensemble honor the soul of traditional carols, yet set the Christmas standards ablaze with jazzy spices. Finger-snappers include Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," which bops to a bossa nova beat, and a swinging rendition of "Winter Wonderland." DECEMBER SOLSTICE also has a softer side: "Greensleeves,"

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Sax player Dan Moretti and his ensemble honor the soul of traditional carols, yet set the Christmas standards ablaze with jazzy spices. Finger-snappers include Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," which bops to a bossa nova beat, and a swinging rendition of "Winter Wonderland." DECEMBER SOLSTICE also has a softer side: "Greensleeves," featuring Moretti on flute and Peter Calo on acoustic guitars, floats above pastoral mists, while "Cinq Noël" and "Menuet" are elegantly intimate. The sax sings the blues on "Like a Child," a simple duet with guitar, but you could jitterbug to "Let It Snow," showcasing Marshall Wood on acoustic bass and Tim Ray on piano. The mysterious soprano sax and guitar riffs on "Silent Night" seem to approach the edge of eternity. There are so many sophisticated delights on this album. Lively and crisp, it will embellish any holiday celebration. The only thing better than DECEMBER SOLTICE in your CD player would be having these guys play live in your living room.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
December Solstice features Dan Moretti performing a variety of holiday favorites. Featured songs include "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Greensleeves," and "Menuett," in addition to seven others.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/1999
Label:
1201 Music
UPC:
0660652501227
catalogNumber:
5012

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