What a Night! A Christmas Album [B&N Exclusive Version]

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
His third holiday-themed album, 2008's What a Night! A Christmas Album continues vocalist/pianist Harry Connick, Jr.'s tradition of delivering swinging jazz and pop versions of various tinsel tunes new and old. Recorded with a big band and orchestra, this is a terrific collection of songs making the most of Connick's knack for modern-day crooning and rambunctious small-group jazz. There is warmth, sophistication, and urbane romanticism to Connick's work here that should draw well-earned comparisons to similar classic albums by the likes of Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole, and others. However, rather than sounding like a retro affair, What a Night! delivers on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
His third holiday-themed album, 2008's What a Night! A Christmas Album continues vocalist/pianist Harry Connick, Jr.'s tradition of delivering swinging jazz and pop versions of various tinsel tunes new and old. Recorded with a big band and orchestra, this is a terrific collection of songs making the most of Connick's knack for modern-day crooning and rambunctious small-group jazz. There is warmth, sophistication, and urbane romanticism to Connick's work here that should draw well-earned comparisons to similar classic albums by the likes of Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole, and others. However, rather than sounding like a retro affair, What a Night! delivers on Connick's promise of updating the traditional pop sound of his idols for a contemporary audience. It doesn't hurt, either, that Connick is joined here by a bevy of first-rate musicians, including vocalist Kim Burrell and trombonist/vocalist Lucien Barbarin on two duets, not to mention the stellar backing musicians. Even Kate Connick, Harry's daughter, makes an appearance for a charming duet with her dad on "Winter Wonderland." It's also refreshing to hear a few rambling small-group jazz numbers like "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," which help remind listeners how nimble and inventive a jazz pianist Connick truly is. More than just a great Christmas album, What a Night! is the type of record you just might find yourself turning to well into the new year. [The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes three bonus tracks, "Christmas Time Is Here," "Deck the Halls," and "Oh Christmas Tree."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • Label: Barnes Noble Consign
  • UPC: 886973923924
  • Catalog Number: 739239

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harry Connick Jr. Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Great Album!

    This is one of the best Christmas albums I have listened to in a long time. I've been listening to this one for the past three days every time I get in my car. Even the new original tracks feel like they've been around for ages. I especially enjoyed the duet with his daughter; she has an incredible little voice! If you know anyone who enojoys Christmas music and loves jazz, this is the album to choose. Happy listening!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More instrumental than voice

    The music was all over the place and was not enjoyable to listen to. I gave mine away.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

    I really enjoyed this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Disappointed

    I LOVED Harry Connick Jr's other Christmas cd, and was so excited to purchase this one. I am so disappointed! I like only 1 song, the one with his daughter (and I liked her part better than his!). I'm not exactly sure what it is I don't like, except the whole thing. This is NOT like his other CD! I would recommend Holiday Spirits by Straight No Chaser. For some reason I bought the CD from Barnes & Noble and now they don't show it?!

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