Sunday 20 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Tony Bennett featuring the Count Basie Big Band - A Swingin' Christmas


None December 24th, 2008

tonybennettswingingxmas

Sony

Leading fantastic swing arrangements, Tony Bennett's iconic voice commands the Count Basie Big Band for an album of jazzy Christmas classics perfect for the best kinds of holiday parties. The always confident Bennett swaggers through holiday standards like "I'll Be Home for Christmas," a throwback big-band track with blazing horns and meandering piano interludes.

"Winter Wonderland" is similarly appealing' a seasonal and stylish strut with perky brass and peppy drumming. Unexpected and delightful, "My Favorite Things" is fun and a perfect sentiment for the season, despite not being a classic Christmas cut.

Stripped down, Bennett's voice easily finds character with simple lounge pianos on album closer "O Christmas Tree" and on less frantic holiday songs like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," a subdued, smoky song that's beautiful and charming.

If "A Swingin' Christmas" isn't on your holiday music shopping list, may your snowman's carrot wilt and wither.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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