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From ‘Grey December’ to ‘Frosty The Snowman’ , we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz & Others‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Ice, Cold & Snow‘. It has Stacey Kent, Ray Charles, George Shearing, Billy May, Chet Baker and many more.

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Prince Charles And The City Beat Band @ Wikipedia: “Prince Charles and the City Beat Band” recorded three albums on Virgin Records from the early to mid 80’s, and achieved their biggest successes on the European charts. Charles fronted the group as the lead singer and multi instrumentalist. The futuristic wind synthesizer called the “Lyricon” was the instrument that made his brand of next generation p-funk unique, and the group’s sound incorporated many of the devices that would propel rap music to the forefront of the American music scene.

Regina Spektor : Regina Ilyinichna Spektor is a Russian American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered in New York City’s East Village.

Larisa Dolina @ Wikipedia : Larisa Aleksandrovna Dolina (born 10 September 1955 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR) is an Azerbaijani-born prominent Russian jazz and pop singer and an actress. She was awarded the Order of Honour in 2005.

Susi Hyldgaards : No matter how much Susi Hyldgard combines, turnes around and challenges herself, what you have got left is catchy melodies, welldone arrangements, clever lyrics with power and passion, all together soaked in an overpowering musicality always worth listening to.

Elisabeth Kontomanou : Of Greek and African origin, and born in France, Elisabeth Kontomanou has worked with many musicians in both Europe and America, including Sam Newsome, Leon Parker, Michel Legrand, Mike Stern, Alain Jean-Marie. She first gained recognition at the ‘Concours de La Défense’ and has since been nominated for a Django d’Or Award, following her album ‘Embrace’ released on Steeple Chase in 1999.

Buddy Ross : Buddy Ross is a record producer from Seattle. Some of the artists he’s worked with include Motopony, whom he’s also a member of, Drew Grow, Aaron Spiro.

The Five Stairsteps @ Soulwalking : The Stairsteps were discovered and produced by Curtis Mayfield, this young quintet enjoyed a consistent run of R & B chart success, with releases on the Windy C, Curtom and Buddah labels. Their father, Clarence Snr was a detective in the Chicago police department and their mother was Betty Burke.

Roger Eno : Roger Eno was born in Suffolk, England. In 1983, he worked with brother Brian and Daniel Lanois to produce the album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Roger signed to Opal Records and produced two albums, Voices and Between Tides, that reinforced comparisons made with Satie and Debussy.

Big Jay Mcneely : Tenor saxophonist Cecil “Big Jay” McNeely has been “the king of the honkers” for over 60 years, and he’s still going strong. Born in Watts, California, on April 29, 1927, he formed his own band with jazz legends Sonny Criss (alto sax) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while still in high school. But in late 1948, when he was asked to record for Savoy Records, he abandoned jazz for something more raucous and struck paydirt when his second release, a honked-up instrumental called “Deacon’s Hop,” went to 1 on the national R&B charts in February 1949.

Big Jay Mcneely : Tenor saxophonist Cecil “Big Jay” McNeely has been “the king of the honkers” for over 60 years, and he’s still going strong. Born in Watts, California, on April 29, 1927, he formed his own band with jazz legends Sonny Criss (alto sax) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while still in high school. But in late 1948, when he was asked to record for Savoy Records, he abandoned jazz for something more raucous and struck paydirt when his second release, a honked-up instrumental called “Deacon’s Hop,” went to 1 on the national R&B charts in February 1949.

PLAYLIST : Chet Baker – Grey December (3.37) . Jazzanova – Ice (4.19) . Big Jay Mcneely – Ice Water (2.18) . The Chieftains – The Frost is All Over (3.06) . Stacey Kent – The Ice Hotel (5.29) . Sue Raney – Statue of Snow (4.03) . George Shearing, Billy May – Snowfall Cha-Cha (4.27) . Dinah Washington – It’s Growing Cold (2.10) . Matt Dusk – Cold As Ice (4.06) . Ray Charles – Snow Is Falling (2.47) . Lightnin’ Hopkins – Heavy Snow (3.35) . Curley Weaver – Some Cold Rainy Day (2.43) . Hilton FM – Cold As December (5.09) . Ohio Players – Cold Cold Wind (3.54) . Regina Spektor – 20 Years Of Snow (3.30) . Modern Jazz Quartet – A Cold Wind Is Blowing (7.36) . Rosemary Clooney – Baby Its Cold Outside (2.52) . The Ventures – Frosty The Snowman (2.03) .

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