A little bit sick of hearing Christmas music everywhere you go? Two months of Christmas build up may have you announcing that you will throw your radio out the window if you hear the familiar drum roll of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want For Christmas’ one more time.
Never fear, there is actually music coming out at this time of year that’s NOT just Christmas tunes. Here are some other great new jazzy tunes to put on while you stuff the turkey and wrap your presents, instead of listening to Michael Buble for the 100th time (this week).
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studios Sessions
Seriously, what is there not to love about Jeff Goldblum? Charming, charismatic, can act and can also apparently put out a damn good jazz album.
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here To Stay
Two great jazz icons coming together to produce one very smooth album.
Random Hearts – Self-titled Album
This new post-modern romantic collective will surely put your mind at ease amidst all the pre-Christmas stress. Pop it on, pour a glass of vino and relax.
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything
As her first album in 5 years, it certainly does not disappoint. Roseanne says of the album “There is a woman’s real life, complex experiences and layered understanding in these songs – I could not have written them 10 years ago — not even close. Time is shorter, I have more to say.”
The Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
If you are a fan of the Carpenters you will love this compilation album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s a mix of the original vocals and instrumentals of all the classics, combined with new and fresh orchestral arrangements.
Sarah Brightman – Hymn
This is the twelfth studio album by ever-popular English soprano Sarah Brightman, and it brings with it new uplifting and optimistic sounds. Coming in at no. 1 on both the Billboard Classical Crossover Albums and overall Classical Albums, critics are clearly fans of this new piece of work.
Andrea Bocelli – Si
It’s very difficult not to have a soft spot for Andrea Bocelli, especially watching him and his son Matteo Bocelli perform together for a beautiful rendition of ‘Fall On Me’. Bringing in some young and fresh talent on this new album, you’ll also hear features from Dua Lipa and Josh Groban, as well as a track co-written by Ed Sheeran.