This review of Scott Hamilton's CD "Christmas Love Song" was written by Marle Becker and appeared in Volume I, Issue 2 (December, 1997) of Applause! Applause! published by Dr. Thomas Robert Stevens.
"Christmas Love Song" - Scott Hamilton
(Concord Jazz, CCD-4771-2)
If you prefer your holiday hits on the soft and dreamy side, by far the most intimate and romantic Christmas CD this season comes from tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton. Reuniting Hamilton and Grammy Award-winning arranger/conductor Alan Broadbent once again proves to be a winning combination. Add the London String Ensemble and you've got lush, colorful interpretations of holiday classics like you might never have imagined. Sexy, warm, and wonderful; ideal for seducing your favorite gal/guy during December or for reflecting solo on the past year. Happy Holidays!