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Blue Engine Records Releases ‘Big Band Holidays II’

Jazzed Magazine • News • October 2, 2019

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Big Band Holidays II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, will be released on October 25. Featuring original arrangements of holiday classics selected from Big Band Holiday concerts from 2015 to 2018, Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO are joined by an all-star assortment of guest vocalists, including Veronica Swift, Denzal Sinclaire, Catherine Russell, Audrey Shakir, and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.

Standout tracks include Veronica Swift’s vibrant recording of the classic “(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man with the Bag” and Denzal Sinclaire’s jazzed-up version of “We Three Kings.”

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