Vintage Christmas Trio David Ian
- 1Deck the Halls04:19
- 2It Came Upon a Midnight Clear03:50
- 3Joy to the World03:08
- 4White Christmas03:22
- 5Good King Wenceslas03:31
- 6I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day03:18
- 7We Three Kings03:08
- 8Up on the Housetop03:16
- 9Silver Bells03:29
- 10O Come, All Ye Faithful02:42
Info for Vintage Christmas Trio
Vintage Christmas Trio is pianist David Ian's long-awaited full-length follow up to his debut success Vintage Christmas (2011).
Vintage Christmas Trio features instrumental-only jazz trio interpretations of Christmas favorites using the most minimal elements--highlighting Ian's craft as pianist and arranger. David Ian's delightful performances transport you to an era that birthed the most sentimental songs of this season.
The lyrical bass solos of Jon Estes tastefully splash their way on numerous tracks supported by the clever drumwork of Josh Hunt, who together comprise a perfectly ornamental rhythm section.
The opener, 'Deck the Halls' welcomes in the Christmas spirit with a swinging trio. Ian's signature sound shines throughout the album as he transforms the often stately 'Joy to the World' into a jazz/blues injected festivity and then carries the listener into a dreamier state with the ever-loved classic 'White Christmas.'
'We Three Kings' takes on a new form with a reflective mood; an unexpected arrangement of a Christmas classic, more forgotten in recent years. In 'Silver Bells,' Ian masterfully and fluidly switches back and forth from swing to straight time.
The close of the album is a solemn 'O Come, All Ye Faithful,' stripped down to just piano and percussion. If you listen closely, your ears might catch the chirps of a winter bird complementing this moving musical performance.
David Ian, piano
Jon Estes, bass
Josh Hunt, drums
born in Toronto, Canada to Armenian immigrant parents, David Ian came early to music, beginning classical piano study at age five. Ian performed in a number of garage bands throughout junior high and high school, and after graduating from college became lead guitarist in the acclaimed band Church of Rhythm. That group eventually morphed into the even more successful rock act Superchick, which has sold nearly one million albums and earned a 2009 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock/Rap Gospel Album.
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