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Thursday 2nd November 2017

Big-band jazz arrangements on Christmas album by Reta Watkins

Big Band Christmas

THE DEBUT solo CD by US worship leader Reta Watkins, featuring big-band jazz arrangements of well-known Christmas songs, is set for release on 17th November. 'That Christmas Feeling' is being issued by Suite 28 Records through Naxos of America, Inc., America's leading independent classical music distributor. Said Reta, "I've waited my whole life to do this record. My father passed away 10 years ago. I loved my dad so much, and one of my fondest memories was of us singing Christmas carols together. Dad was an outstanding tenor who grew up in the heyday of the big band/jazz era. We would sit together, listening to and singing along with the greats - Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby. In particular, he loved all things Christmas, and I loved what he loved, so I fell in love with the Christmas carols. I would listen to Christmas music all year long if I could." CR

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