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Album of the Week, 01-02-24

Buselli Wallrab Jazz Orchestra – Carol of the Bells

Released November 3, 2023

Experience the re-release of the sold-out 2007 Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra: Carol of the Bells Christmas recording with all of the original recordings and four bonus tracks recorded in Bloomington, Indiana on August 9, 2023.

Featuring vocalist Everett Greene on seven of the original recordings one of the four new bonus tracks. BWJO pianist Luke Gillespie adds another of the bonus tracks with his solo rendition of Little Drummer Boy while saxophonists Greg Ward and Tom Walsh feature on the other two bonus tracks with the full Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra (BWJO).

In 1994, Mark Buselli and Brent Wallarab co-founded the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra and with over 1000 public performances to their credit including a 12-year residency at the world-famous Jazz Kitchen, the BWJO has cemented their place within the historic Indianapolis jazz scene and is proud to be a part of the city’s illustrious musical legacy.

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