Arioli, Susie / Christmas Dreaming
Album:Christmas Dreaming Collection:Jazz
Artist:Arioli, Susie Added:Nov 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-11-25 Pull Date:2013-01-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 30Dec 23Dec 16Dec 9

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 30, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 26, 2015)
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4.Dec 26, 2015:Music Casserole
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
2.Dec 22, 2016:No Cover No Minimum Xmaspectacular
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5.Dec 23, 2014:Jump, Jive, and Jazz
Winter Wonderland, Christmas Dreaming
3.Dec 01, 2016:No Cover, No Minimum
Blue Christmas
6.Dec 20, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
La Peregrinacion, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-11-24 
SUSIE ARIOLI: Christmas Dreaming
Jazzheads, 2012

HOLIDAY JAZZ – Montreal’s long-running swing tandem of singer Susie Arioli and guitarist Jordan Officer puts together a classic Xmas album in their signature sound: simple, intimate, warm and comforting as a yule log, with a bit of country and bluegrass in the mix too (3,4,9). This is a really nice choice if you want to mix in some holiday cheer.

All nice. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10

1. 4:10 – gentle, warm, heartfelt: Arioli caresses the melody
2. 2:54 – upbeat, gently swinging stroll
3. 3:17 – an Elvis Xmas, upbeat with some nice vocal harmony
4. 3:37 – bluegrass Xmas, sways gently with mandolin & vocal harmony
5. 3:37 – light, snappy backing to a romantic vocal
6. 3:35 – swings easy; vocal line has a Billie Holiday touch
7. 4:57 – slow & sweet: this Disney classic is a different choice, but fits
8. 3:11 – flowing Argentinean tune: such a lovely sound; sung in Spanish
9. 2:18 – a Roger Miller Xmas: upbeat but gentle as a lullaby
10. 3:00 – easygoing sweet swing, very nice vocal & restrained guitar
11. 3:28 – gentle sway: a nice tune you probably haven’t heard before
12. 2:17 – classic hymn with ringing guitar and hushed vocal harmony

[ Fo ] - 24 November 2012

Track Listing
1.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 7.When You Wish Upon A Star
2.Winter Wonderland 8.La Peregrinacion
3.Blue Christmas 9.Old Toy Trains
4.Call Collect On Christmas 10.What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
5.I'll Be Home For Christmas 11.Christmas Dreaming
6.I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 12.Ave Maria