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Sleigh Ride - and one Brit's guilty confession

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BassyBill, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I know there's a thread about Christmas music right now. But I honestly think this deserves a thread of its own. Flame me if I'm wrong.:bag:

    The arrangement, performance and technical aspects of this recording are just stunning, in my opinion. A fantastic version of a great old Leroy Anderson tune. This, for me, is big band jazz at its very finest. It reminds me a lot of some of Sinatra's best material as orchestrated by Nelson Riddle.

    Sleigh Ride - Harry Connick Junior - YouTube

    And now, a Brit's confession...

    This is American music and if you're American, this sort of stuff is truly much more part of your cultural heritage than ours. Only an American band could sound like this. I've never heard a British band that can quite pull this sort of stuff off as well as you guys do.

    Merry Christmas to you all, and most especially to my American friends. :)

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