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George Kanzler

Song of Simeon: A Christmas Journey, Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship, was created by saxophonist Will Scruggs, advised by his father, Rev. Perry Scruggs, using “ancient canticles, hymns, and folk melodies” to musically illustrate the biblical story of the birth of Christ.

As the Rev. Scruggs writes in the booklet, which includes the words to the original sources, “it’s intruiging to find one challenging listeners to explore both spiritual depth and jazz complexity.” The Jazz Fellowship sextet is joined by a horn ensemble to create Jazz that is eminently worth hearing, whatever your spiritual persuasion.

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