Yulestride

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
With the passing of the last of the original stride piano masters during the 1970s and 1980s, Butch Thompson became one of the leading practitioners of the style. Thompson's stride interpretations of Christmas carols are rather refreshing, as he plays 17 holiday carols and gives them a new lease on life from the often mundane versions heard on most releases whether jazz or any other form of music. "Silent Night" is bluesy, while "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" is played straight up at first before he launches into a lively romp. "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" is more subtle with some beautiful improvising. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" sounds like it could have been played by...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
With the passing of the last of the original stride piano masters during the 1970s and 1980s, Butch Thompson became one of the leading practitioners of the style. Thompson's stride interpretations of Christmas carols are rather refreshing, as he plays 17 holiday carols and gives them a new lease on life from the often mundane versions heard on most releases whether jazz or any other form of music. "Silent Night" is bluesy, while "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" is played straight up at first before he launches into a lively romp. "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" is more subtle with some beautiful improvising. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" sounds like it could have been played by Fats Waller; all that is missing are the late pianist's likely wisecracks. "Angels From the Realms of Glory" doesn't make it onto many Christmas releases, but Thompson's sensitive interpretation of this pretty hymn should turn some heads. As are all of Butch Thompson's releases for Daring, this CD is also highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/1994
  • Label: DARING RECORDS
  • UPC: 025101301047
  • Catalog Number: 3010

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Butch Thompson Primary Artist, Piano
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Butch Thompson Arranger, Liner Notes
Buck Ram Composer
Mason Daring Producer
Franz Gruber Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Mark Tanzer Engineer
Charles Wesley Composer
Duncan Stanbury Mastering
Richard Storrs Willis Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Phillip Brooks Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears Composer
William Sandys Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Karen Battles Engineer
Joe Farnham Illustrations
Lisa Leeson Westcott Graphic Design
Traditional Composer
William Chatterton Dix Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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