Saturday 26 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Tony Bennett featuring the Count Basie Big Band - A Swingin' Christmas


None December 24th, 2008

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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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