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Christmas

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Download links and information about Christmas by Al Jarreau. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Traditional Pop Music, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 55:14 minutes.

Artist: Al Jarreau
Release date: 2008
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Traditional Pop Music, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 15
Duration: 55:14
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Winter Wonderland 4:20
2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 3:24
3. White Christmas 5:50
4. By My Christmas Tree 0:28
5. Carol of the Bells 4:22
6. Oh Come All Ye Faithful 4:18
7. The Christmas Song 4:55
8. I'll Be Home for Christmas 3:43
9. Gloria In Excelsis 4:35
10. Christmas Time Is Here 4:27
11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 6:16
12. Christmas In Kilarney 0:56
13. Some Children See Him 4:10
14. The Little Christmas Tree 3:00
15. Up On the Housetop 0:30

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If ever there was a singer suited for a holiday album it was Al Jarreau, whose friendly, honeyed croon always felt warm and welcoming. Those traits are evident on his 2008 seasonal album Christmas but so are his scatting roots, perhaps a little bit too much so for this to be the kind of soothing soundtrack to a Christmas party that it might initially seem to be, particularly as the first section of the album is loaded with just a little bit too much syncopation and swing. As Christmas rolls on, things settle down into a smooth quiet storm groove, never pushing too hard on either the vocal or arrangement front, which is a bit of a relief after the slightly overcooked first half. This back-end — containing a silken "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," a light "The Little Christmas Tree" and a mildly funky "Gloria in Excelsis" — is what Jarreau fans would hope, even expect, from an Al Jarreau Christmas album and it's the reason to give this a seasonal spin.