Various Artists Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas! (4LP Boxset)
"Verve wishes you a Swinging Christmas!" Four Christmas classics from the Verve catalog in a box as long-playing records! Ramsey Lewis, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell are reissued as LP for the first time. The whole thing is rounded off by Ella Fitzgerald's ‘Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’. Original artwork and 180g vinyl in audiophile quality!
Jimmy Smith was at the height of his career when he recorded this Christmas album in 1964. The eight tracks of this Christmas classic were mostly recorded with a big band and groove, as befits one of the greatest organists of all time.
Kenny Burrell was without a doubt one of the most influential jazz guitarists of all time. His tone was unmistakable. His solos are virtuoso and casually leaning back. This greatness can also be admired on his Christmas album "Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas".
Hardly any other pianist and keyboardist can act and switch between soul, pop and jazz as across genres as Ramsey Lewis. With his album “Sound Of Christmas”, recorded in 1961, they have gathered Christmas classics here, which they refine into jazz pearls.
This gift to her fans is the classic of her career! Happy, swinging Christmas hits, refined with the voice of the great Ella Fitzgerald and swinging like hardly any other album of this kind make not only adult eyes light up but also those of children.