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For this set of Christmas-related songs, Grover Washington, Jr. (mostly on soprano but also contributing some tenor and alto) sounds soulful but restrained. The renditions are lightly funky and atmospheric. Billy Childs is excellent on piano, and the musicianship of the other players is fine; the moods and grooves are of piece. listen.

Biography

Born: 12 December 1943 in Buffalo, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

One of the most popular saxophonists of all time, Grover Washington, Jr. was long the pacesetter in his field. His roots were in R&B and soul-jazz organ combos, but he also fared very well on the infrequent occasions when he played straight-ahead jazz. A highly influential player, Washington pushed himself with the spontaneity and risk-taking of a masterful jazz musician. Grover Washington, Jr.'s, father also played saxophone and was his first influence. The younger son started playing music when...
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Breath of Heaven - A Holiday Collection, Grover Washington, Jr
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Christmas, Music, Christmas, Jazz, Crossover Jazz
  • Released: 11 August 1997

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