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Summers, Johnny / It's Christmas Time
Album:It's Christmas Time Collection:Jazz
Artist:Summers, Johnny Added:Dec 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-12-06 Pull Date:2016-02-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 3Dec 27Dec 20Dec 13

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 30, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 26, 2015)
'zat You, Santa Claus?
4.Dec 26, 2015:Music Casserole
'zat You, Santa Claus?
2.Dec 15, 2016:Melange
Winter Wonderland
5.Dec 16, 2015:112-16-2015
Baby, It's Cold Outside, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
3.Jan 02, 2016:Music Casserole
'zat You, Santa Claus?
6.Dec 14, 2015:12-14-2015
I'll Be Home For Christmas, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Winter Wonderland

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-12-02 
Fresh take on some familiar and some new Christmas songs by Canadian jazz artist Johnny Summers and the Calgary Jazz Orchestra; big band sound updated; nice tenor voice; well-executed arrangements.


Favorite Tracks: 1, 5,7, 11

*1-'Zat You, Santa Claus? -5:53 – fun, noir sounding spin on Santa Claus

2-The Christmas Waltz – 3:12 – peppy waltz by Jules Styne

3-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer –4:35 –nice instrumental flourishes on this classic

4-Long Way to Go –7:45-- gospel-type song written by Summers; lyrics are a little predictable

*5- Winter Wonderland –3:39 –stride piano style accompaniment

6—What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? – 4:49 – horn intro; slow; great piano accompaniment on this Frank Loesser song

*7-- Baby, It's Cold Outside –3:30 – nice take on this Frank Loesser tune; upbeat; duet

8-When It's Christmas Time – 5:45 – Johnny Summers tune; classic rock & roll style

9-Let It Snow! Le It Snow! Let It Snow! --3:26 – moves right along; nice guitar solo

10—O Holy Night – 6:49 – fifties ballad style segues into jazz, more verses than I've ever heard to this; it's definitely not the Pavarotti version!

*11-I'll Be Home for Christmas –3:42 – quite slow; a little campy

Track Listing
1.'zat You, Santa Claus? 6.What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
2.The Christmas Waltz 7.Baby, It's Cold Outside
3.Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 8.When It's Christmas Time
4.Long Way To Go 9.Let It Snow! Le It Snow! Let It Snow!
5.Winter Wonderland 10.O Holy Night
 11.I'll Be Home For Christmas