Saturday, November 01, 2008

More on Erin Bode's new Christmas CD

As promised, we've got a few more details on Erin Bode's new Christmas-themed CD A Cold December Night, as relayed from Ms. Bode via Jazz St. Louis' Bob Bennett to StLJN.

The CD (cover art at left) is an independent release by Bode and her bandmates, and not a part of any deal with the Native Language label, which put out Bode's CD The Little Garden earlier this year. All the music on A Cold December Night is performed by Bode, keyboardist/guitarist Adam Maness, bassist Syd Rodway and drummer Derek Phillips, except for some background vocals from Chris Hobson and, on one tune, harmony vocals from Patricia Bode. In addition to his usual duties on piano, electric piano and guitar, Maness adds recorder, glockenspiel, harmonica, accordian and melodica to various songs, and Bode plays soprano recorder on one track.

Original songs by Bode and Maness include "Skating," "Cold December Night" and "The Star's Song," Other tracks are "See Amid The Winter's Snow, "A Cradle in Bethlehem," "The Holly and the Ivy," "Holy Night, Peaceful Night," "The Coventry Carol," "From Heaven Above to Earth I Come," "Bethlehem Down" and "In The Bleak Midwinter."

Bode will promote the release of the A Cold December Night with performances on Wednesday, November 12 and Thursday November 13 at Jazz at the Bistro. In a slight change from the Bistro's usual procedure, set times for these two nights only will be at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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