Early Snowfall – Kim Pensyl

Early Snowfall – Kim Pensyl
Catalog number: 669


01 Winter Wonderland
comp: Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
02 Oh Christmas Tree
comp: trad.
03 Jingle Bells
comp: James Lord Pierpont
04 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
comp: trad.
05 Christmas Time is Here
comp: Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson
06 I'll Be Home for Christmas
comp: Walter Kent, Kim Gannon
07 Joy To the World
comp: Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts
08 Hark the Herald Angels Sing
comp: Charles Wesley, William H. Cummingson
09 Early Snowfall
comp: Kim Pensyl
10 Let It Snow
comp: Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
11 Silent Night
comp: Franz Xavier Gruber, Joseph Mohr

Arranging well-known Christmas songs always presents a challenge, since everybody knows the songs and so many artists have recorded them. Finding the balance of the expected and unexpected proved to be the most rewarding aspect of the writing. Kim Pensyl’s fresh and unique approach lets each song receive its own special treatment, yielding an overall sense of fulfillment and musical satisfaction. The group performed live in the studio and displays a cohesive blend of colors, timbre, counterpoint, improvisation, and simpatico of vision for the music. The result is a dynamic addition of contemporary jazz flavored favorites performed on piano, woodwinds, vibraphone, bass and drums for the holiday season. Highlights include “Christmas Time is Here,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Let it Snow” and the title track “Early Snowfall.”

Item Details
Featured Artists
Kim Pensyl: piano
Rick VanMatre: woodwinds
Rusty Burge: vibraphone
Michael Sharfe: bass
John Taylor: drums

Track Listing
Christmas Time is Here • Early Snowfall • God Rest Ye • Hark The Hearld Angels Sing • I’ll Be Home For Christmas • Jingle Bells • Joy To The World • Let It Snow • Oh Christmas Tree • Silent Night • Winter Wonderland

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