American beauty Nicole Henry recently pleased the audience with her new album Embraceable (2011), an impressive artistic statement of an astonishing vocal talent. Her album Set for the Season: Live in Japan (2010) was recorded live at the Cotton Club in Tokyo in December 2009.
Nicole was accompanied by Pete Wallace (piano), James McCoy (bass, vocal), and David Chiverton (drums, percussion). My Favorite Things from the musical The Sound of Music (1959) became not only a Jazz standard but also a very popular Christmas song. Often covered Nicole Henry presents a fresh and young version with great élan.
Christmas Time Is Here was composed by jazz pianist Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson added the lyrics. Both created the score for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Really a standard since a long time Nicole makes it cozy.