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Brian Oberlin - Solo Swing Christmas

By Mandolin Cafe
December 8, 2011 - 8:45 am

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Brian Oberlin - Solo Swing Christmas

Brian Oberlin - Solo Swing Christmas

Solo Swing Christmas is the latest project from Brian Oberlin, Music Director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and host and founder of the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

As a follow-up to his Solo Swing published this past June, Oberlin returns to a format of just mandolin and musician and delivers a delightful collection of holiday favorites. Fans of his Solo Swing will approve of this latest work.

From the recording: Sleigh Ride.

Selections:
Sleigh Ride
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Winter Wonderland
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Let It Snow
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
Mele Kalikimaka
Mary's Boy Child
Frosty the Snowman
White Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Additional information:
Purchase: From amazon.com
Purchase: From Elderly
Artist web site

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Perry
December 09, 2011 11:10 AM
Really enjoyed Brian's other disc. Will get this one too. The sample sounds great.
MLT
December 09, 2011 11:14 AM
NOTE: Brian is a friend of mine as well as being the Music Director for the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra (of which I am a member) . However I have no MFI in the sales of this CD.

I got a good listen to this music this morning. Brian brings out the best in many of the "holiday classics" included in this set and Brian's interpretation will fill any listener with holiday cheer. For those of you not dreaming of a "White Christmas", although included here, there are two wonderful Hawaiian themed tracks (one written by Brian) that will definitely send your thoughts to a Warm South Pacific Holiday setting. With all of the great selections on this disc, my personal favorite is Brian's collaboration with Josh Fienberg (Bass) on "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" it is truly a great version of this holiday classic.

I would recommend this music set it for anyone's holiday music collection.
Scott Tichenor
December 09, 2011 11:51 AM
This is a wonderful project, as have been Brian's previous releases this year. Highly recommended, and yes, I have listened to the entire recording.
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