Corky Hale Releases HAVE YOURSELF A JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Album
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by BWW News Desk
Celebrate the holidays with renowned Jazz Harpist and Pianist, Corky Hale with the music from her critically acclaimed CD album, "Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas – Corky Hale." Produced by Jeff Lass and Corky Hale, and distributed by Beverly Hills Records, the CD is the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer.
Corky Hale said: "Holiday happiness is the underlying purpose my CD Album. I've incorporated upbeat and happy songs on my album in hopes of making people who listen to it feel relaxed and refreshed after hearing it. I made this recording, putting a jazz spin on traditional Christmas songs we all know and love, playing most of them on the harp, and a few of them on the piano."
The song track list include the perennial holidays favorites: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Silver Bells," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "California Christmas," "Dreidel Song," "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire"), "Jingle Bells," "Winter Wonderland," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night" and "Auld Lang Syne." The song, "California Christmas," written by her husband, Mike Stoller of Leiber & Stoller fame, can only be heard exclusively on this CD album.
The CD Album, "Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas – Corky Hale" features Corky Hale (Harp and Piano), with Kirk Smith (Bass), Tom Walsh (Drums & Percussion). The album was mixed and engineered by Eric Fahlberg and Michael McDonald at Private Island Trax. Album photography is by Chris Barr with art direction and package design by Doug Haverty from Art & Soul Design, Los Angeles. The album can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, or CDbaby.
Corky Hale (Harpist and Pianist) was born in a small mid-western farm town and started taking piano lessons at age three. At age seven, while vacationing with her family in Florida, Hale was heard in the lobby of her hotel picking out tunes on the piano by House bandleader, Horace Heidt. Heidt had a little band jacket made for her and featured her for the next few weeks in the evening show. She began studying piano at Chicago Conservatory at the age of seven, and harp at the age of eight. She has performed at The White House with Tony Bennett, soloed with Barbra Streisand in Central Park and at the Hollywood Bowl, and performed with Björk on her MTV Special in London. Hale has also appeared with George Michael at London's Royal Albert Hall and Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. She has played harp for Liberace (on his television show and at Madison Square Garden) and Judy Collins, piano for Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé and Peggy Lee, and sung with the bands of Harry James, Ray Anthony and Jerry Gray. She has also appeared in concert at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more, visit www.corkyhale.com.