Inventive heartfelt seasonal jazz Amber Weekes – THE GATHERING: It’s been just about a year since I reviewed “Pure Imagination” from exciting jazz vocalist Amber… she’s joined on this inventive heartfelt seasonal jazz album by Paul Jackson Jr, guitarist, bassist John B. Williams, and pianist Josh Nelson… I didn’t find LIVE videos from this new album, but you can get a great feel for her performance skills from this video…
…be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Amber’s YouTube channel, too… I did.
The samples aren’t available yet, but I can guarantee that if you’re wanting to get in the mood for the Christmas season, you’ll fall in love with Amber’s ultra-hip version of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”… DJ’s will be spinning this jazz gem OFTEN, too, I predict!
I will tell you right now that I’ve never heard a more upbeat interpretation of “Winter Wonderland”… recording is flawless, and Amber makes the song come alive.
The album opens with a guaranteed winner, in Sammy Cahn’s “The Christmas Waltz”… absolutely laid-back and lush with life… I just LOVED this performance!
There was no question in my mind that my personal favorite of the ten tantalizing tunes offered up would be “Let It Snow”… it brings back many pleasant memories for me, and you will enjoy your own on this tune, too.
I give Amber and her players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this joyful jazz experience. Get more information on Amber’s website as it becomes available. Rotcod Zzaj