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Harry Connick Jr. 

Harry for the Holidays


Harry Connick Jr.
Harry for the Holidays
(Sony)
Connick’s 1993 album When My Heart Finds Christmas was geared for quiet family nights sitting around the tree in front of a roaring fire, but his latest is for those that like their Christ- mas music with a jazzy edge. Maybe he feels the kids are 10 years older—and have heard of Ben Webster and Thelonious Monk—because these arrangements are steer clear of familiar territory. But don’t let a little rhythmic shift and melody tinkering scare you. Fans of his first holiday disc will want to scoop this up.
—Dave Hayden

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