PRESALE! Ships December 2023!
An entirely unique, entirely Cello Project album for the winter holidays, featuring Saeeda Wright!
NOTE: THIS VINYL RECORD, THOUGH IT IS 12-INCHES, IS 45 RPM!
Here's a Teaser:
From the press release:
Born out of the relentless winter months of the Pacific Northwest-- where Christmas sweaters adorn even the animal statues — this holiday record hits different.
The Cello Project, known for their delightful and dedicated performances of modern and classical music, join forces with Prince’s New Power Generation alum vocal powerhouse Saeeda Wright to bring a complement of uniquely arranged holiday jams.
From a uniquely haunting, lilting version of “What Child is This?” to a playful “What are you Doing for New Years Even?” To epically classical instrumental versions of “O Holy Night” and “Winter Wonderland,” the latter featuring modern jazz great and fellow Portlander, Farnell Newton, on the trumpet.
The record is a showcase of cross-genre collaborative arrangement, coming from a three-way synergistic connection between the group’s longtime drummer and another Prince alum, Tyrone Hendrix (Prince, Stevie Wonder, Allen Stone), the group’s new pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Alex Milsted (Stevie Wonder, Liv Warfield, Mike Phillips), and The Cello Project’s Artistic Director and longtime arranger (with over a thousand string arrangements to his credit for the group), Douglas Jenkins.
What Child is This? feat. Saeeda Wright
What are you Doing for New Years? feat. Saeeda Wright
Winter Wonderland feat. Skip vonKuske, Farnell Newton and Alex Milsted
O Holy Night! feat. Diane Chaplin
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Recorded February 2023 at Jackpot! Studios in Portland, Oregon.
Engineered, edited, and mixed by Larry Crane.
Produced and edited by Douglas Jenkins.
Mastered by Jason Powers.
Lacquer cut by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering.
Pressed by Cascade Record Pressing.
All Tracks performed live by Tyrone Hendrix, JP Downer, Alex Milsted, Diane Chaplin, Skip vonKuske and Lauren McShane.