Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Debut album on OKeh records from the legendary jazz singer. The first Kurt Elling holiday album.
Kurt Elling's first holiday album, The Beautiful Day, is truly beautiful and festive in a swinging way! Elling sings these classic Christmas and popular holiday songs with an ease and confidence proving once more that he is the best jazz singer of our time. The first track, "Sing a Christmas Carol," swings lightly and gets you into the feel of the album and puts you in a jazzy holiday mood. Elling's versions of "We Three Kings" and "Same Old Lang Syne" exude cool as he makes these Christmas favorites truly his own. "Beautiful Day" is the perfect ending for an album that's destined to be a holiday jazz classic.
Grammy® winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named Male Singer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. An international jazz award winner, the New York Times declared, "Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time." The Washington Post added, "Since the mid-1990s no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. He has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz."
New York Times
Kurt Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.