Archive for November 13th, 2013

Peggy Duquesnel – All I Ask For Christmas

The closer Christmas approaches, the more appear every year new Christmas albums. Even the least jazz musicians can escape this influence. Peggy Dusquesnel‘s double CDs are still one of the better specimens of the genre.

An instrumental and a vocal album allow us choosing our personal taste. In addition to classic hymns she also offers us her own compositions on both CDs. Peggy is supported by Jay Leech (guitar), Brian Kilgore (percussion) and Andre Mayeux (string orchestrations).

The instrumental album starts with Little Drummer Boy, Harry Simeone’s popular Christmas song. While Peggy plays with the right hand the classic theme, she adds with the left hand a jazzy addition before the introduction meanders into a free improvisational part.

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