What a Night! A Christmas Album
Harry Connick, Jr.
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||It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:28||$2.39||View in iTunes|
||What a Night!||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:23||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Day||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:21||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Have a Holly Jolly Christmas||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:03||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Please Come Home for Christmas||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:25||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||O Come All Ye Faithful||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:14||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:44||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Let There Be Peace On Earth||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:28||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Winter Wonderland||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:49||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:27||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Santariffic||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:56||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Jingle Bells||Harry Connick, Jr.||5:26||$2.39||View in iTunes|
||Zat You Santa Claus||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:39||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||We Three Kings||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:44||$1.79||View in iTunes|
||Song for the Hopeful (feat. Kim Burrell)||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:35||$1.79||View in iTunes|
His third holiday-themed album, 2008's What a Night! A Christmas Album continues vocalist/pianist Harry Connick, Jr.'s tradition of delivering swinging jazz and pop versions of various tinsel tunes new and old. Recorded with a big band and orchestra, this is a terrific collection of songs making the most of Connick's knack for modern-day crooning and rambunctious small-group jazz. There is warmth, sophistication, and urbane romanticism to Connick's work here that should draw well-earned comparisons to similar classic albums by the likes of Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole, and others. However, rather than sounding like a retro affair, What a Night! delivers on Connick's promise of updating the traditional pop sound of his idols for a contemporary audience. It doesn't hurt, either, that Connick is joined here by a bevy of first-rate musicians, including vocalist Kim Burrell and trombonist/vocalist Lucien Barbarin on two duets, not to mention the stellar backing musicians. Even Kate Connick, Harry's daughter, makes an appearance for a charming duet with her dad on "Winter Wonderland." It's also refreshing to hear a few rambling small-group jazz numbers like "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," which help remind listeners how nimble and inventive a jazz pianist Connick truly is. More than just a great Christmas album, What a Night! is the type of record you just might find yourself turning to well into the new year.
Born: 11 September 1967 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s