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CD release party Dec. 2; proceeds benefit Foodline
BREMERTON — “Angels We Have Heard on High Street Vol II” is a CD of holiday favorites created by Bremerton’s saxophone and flute virtuoso Mark Lewis and 22 other Northwest musicians to benefit the Bremerton Foodline.
The roster of musicians includes Overton Berry, a a voting member for the Grammys and a regular performer at major Northwest jazz festivals. Berry has worked with such jazz greats as Dave Brubeck, Art Foxall, Vonne Griffin, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae and Joe Pass.
The CD Release Party will be Dec. 2 at El Coral Mexican Restaurant and Amy Burnett Gallery, and the CD will be available through the month.
The CD is free in exchange for a $15 donation to the Foodline.
All time and materials for the project were donated by the musicians. The songs were recorded this year in Bremerton. Most were recorded at Audio Daddio Studio.
“I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “What Child is This,” and “The Christmas Song” were recorded live at Mark Lewis’s weekly Friday jazz gig at El Coral. “Jingle Bells” was recorded by Rick White at his studio. Ira Langlois provided his handmade-in-Bremerton semigrand piano for “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Listen to an audio sampler of a few of the 22 songs at www.marklewismusic.com/music/473220. The CD is available at a number of locations, including:
- Audio Daddio Studio, (360) 692-2540.
- Bremerton Foodline, 1600 12th St., Bremerton, (360) 479-6188.
- Amy Burnett Gallery, 402 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, (360) 373-3187.
- El Coral Mexican Restaurant (Fridays, 5-9 p.m.), 536 4th St., Bremerton, (360) 479-2239.
- Kitsap Music, 2915 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, (360) 373-0337.
- Mainline Music, 1341 Bay St., Port Orchard, (360) 876-8742.