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Jill Johnson's Christmas Show.
Gävle. Jill Johnson plays an elegant Christmas show in the classic Las Vegas style.
But she would have liked to pour more salt on the pork.
After last fall's success with the show "That's Life", Jill Johnson backed by Bohuslän's Big Band, it may not be a scare that the versatile singer stays on the big track when she's on a Christmas tour.
"Welcome to Christmas Island" is based on the Christmas album she released last year and, like the album, is Anders Berglund who holds the conductor, in front of the merit Sandviken Big Band.
Superproffs exclusive on stage then and what is offered is a kind of nostalgic Las Vegas Christmas swing that smells a lot more cocktail than gently and ratifies the cover suit for the benefit of blowing and smoking.
The Johnson & Berglund team had the good taste of discovering a series of free and unspeakable Christmas and Winter songs from the Great American Songbook, which also mingle with their own from John's two Christmas albums.
Beside all the ever-living Ella fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra made immortal will really be Nisse Landgrens melancholy ballad fishpane "I wish it was Christmas" one of the best of the night.
The band sounds incredible in both a blues version Shelby Lynnes "It's nothing but Christmas" and the silly nightclub "What are you doing on New Year's Eve". Berglund seasoned arrangements with small Christmas vouchers.
And Johnson balances the overuse of the word "Christmas" with something else, including a well-troubled version of his own country, "Crazy in Love."
The show is in general a qualitative Christmas mousse in style, framed by little stories that do not talk much about stress and how, for the first time, it will celebrate the children's festival without their children with the new love of this year.
And, possibly, it is a little more than that, the blue and miserable side of Christmas, which was necessary to elevate the program to the trivial threshold of something that matters seriously.
Because it's when she dares there, as in her own "Blue December" or Wayne Newton "Christmas trip" as it really burns.
All the songs
1 st Christmas Island 2º It's starting to look a lot like Christmas 3rd
I'll wait for you 4th Blue december 5 Mistletoe and holly 6th
Christmas time is here. 7th The man with the bag eighth After you're gone 9
Moon river 10 Christmas trip 11 White Christmas (instrumental)
12 Face-glued 13 What are you doing on New Year's Eve? 14th Winter
Wonderland 15 It's nothing like Christmas. 16 I wanted it to be
Christmas 17 Crazy in Love 18 Sunrise at Stjerne Beach 19 Leave it
snow Extras: 20. I can not give you anything but love 21 silver