Christmas music "In the Spirit of Jazz". With many of the most popular artists in European jazz. Warming, kitsch-free, full of calm and strength. With Nils Landgren, Caecilie Norby, Viktoria Tolstoy, Jazzrausch Bigband, Bugge Wesseltoft, Iiro Rantala and others.
Just as there are a multitude of different ways to celebrate Christmas, there is also a vast and appetising array of Christmas music. And whereas Nils Landgren's "Christmas With My Friends" series has been an integral part of the run-up to the holiday season for the past 15 years, it is far from being all that ACT has to offer: a host of other artists from the label have created their own distinctive Christmas sounds. These range from the quiet contemplations of pianist Bugge Wesseltoft or the hymn-inspired "Nordic Christmas" from saxophonist Tore Brunborg, to music from Canadian singer Laila Biali or “a touch of class” (The Observer) from Echoes of Swing... and even the coruscating and youthful energy of the Jazzrausch Bigband. All these and many more are to be found on "Christmas in the Spirit of Jazz"....Recording Information
Curated by Marco Ostrowski
Cover Art (detail) by Philipp Taffee
(Iris Diptych), Magic Magic Book, 1994