New Christmas instrumental releases Christmas Collage featuring concert pianist Linda McKechnie and Jazz Meets Christmas featuring jazz pianist Juju Song will be sold exclusively through The Covenant Group stores this fall and Christmas 2006.
Both projects are in the Cool Springs Cafï¿½ instrumental series from the Franklin, TN based Cool Springs Records (Word Distribution). Christmas Collage by Linda McKechnie is a classically orchestrated project featuring the very best European traditional carols including ï¿½Ding-Dong, Merrily on High,ï¿½ ï¿½The Coventry Carolï¿½ and American carols including ï¿½I Wonder As I Wanderï¿½ and ï¿½The Birthday Of The King.ï¿½
Jazz Meets Christmas by Juju Song features The Cool Springs Jazz Quartet and includes Christmas favorites such as ï¿½O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,ï¿½ ï¿½Angels We Have Heard on Highï¿½ and ï¿½Joy To The World.ï¿½ The CD is produced in a smooth jazz piano styling for fans of the music of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Concert pianist and arranger Linda McKechnie is the best selling Christian instrumentalist to date with over one million units sold! Worship Collage, her debut release with Cool Springs Records, blends traditional hymns with original themes. Produced by Don Marsh and accompanied by The Cool Springs Orchestra, Worship Collage is a compilation of 14 tracks including ï¿½It Is Well with My Soul,ï¿½ ï¿½The Old Rugged Cross,ï¿½ and ï¿½Sweet Hour of Prayer.ï¿½
Juju Song hails from Seoul, Korea where she first learned to play piano in the church pastored by her father. With a degree in classical music from Sookmyung Womenï¿½s University, Juju also studied at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston and received her Masterï¿½s Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York. Jazz Meets Hymns, Jujuï¿½s first release on Cool Springs Records, features Juju on piano along with The Cool Springs Jazz Quartet. The twelve track project includes ï¿½Nothing But the Blood,ï¿½ ï¿½I Surrender Allï¿½ and ï¿½What A Friend We Have In Jesus.ï¿½
Cool Springs Records, a music label started by music veterans Don and Lorie Marsh, is dedicated to the production of albums for women, children and Christian instrumental fans. Worship Collage and Jazz Meets Hymns released in May 2006.
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