When My Heart Finds Christmas

When My Heart Finds Christmas

by Harry Connick Jr.


For this Christmas jazz album, Harry Connick, Jr. emphasizes his vocals (his piano playing is quite secondary) as he sings ten familiar Christmas songs plus four of his somewhat forgettable originals while joined by a big band, a string section, and background singers. The results are reasonably pleasing, but of little interest to jazz listeners.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1993
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645755021
catalogNumber: 57550

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Connick   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Vocals,Ensemble,Choir Conductor
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Russell Malone   Guitar
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Sid Page   Violin
Walt Harrah   Vocals,Ensemble
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Joe Barati   Trombone
Lucien Barbarin   Trombone
Timothy Barr   Bass
John Batdorf   Vocals,Ensemble
Dick Bolks   Vocals
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Amick Byram   Vocals,Ensemble
Darius Campo   Violin
Carole Lombard   Vocals,Ensemble
Tamara Chang   Violin
Ronald Clark   Violin
Janey Clewer   Vocals,Ensemble
Mathew Cooker   Cello
Donna Davidson   Vocals,Ensemble
Joel Derouin   Violin
Chuck Domanico   Bass
John Ellis   Oboe
Richard Feves   Bass
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Roger Freeland   Vocals,Ensemble
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Gene Morford   Vocals,Ensemble
Rick Gerding   Viola
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Mitch Gordon   Vocals,Ensemble
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Jim Haas   Vocals
Debbie Hall   Vocals,Ensemble
Sandi Hall   Vocals,Ensemble
Linda Harmon   Vocals,Ensemble
Karen Harper   Vocals,Ensemble
Terry Harrington   Vocals,Ensemble
Scottie Haskell   Vocals,Ensemble
Todd Hemmenway   Cello
Ron Hicklin   Vocals,Ensemble
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Luana Jackman   Vocals,Ensemble
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Craig Klein   Trombone
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
L. Kuennen-Proper   Viola
Brad Leali   Alto Saxophone
John Lehman   Vocals,Ensemble
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Charles Loper   Trombone
David Low   Cello
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Melissa MacKay   Vocals,Ensemble
Earl Madison   Cello
Gene Merlino   Vocals,Ensemble
Ziggy Modeliste   Drums
Dennis Molchan   Violin
Lou Anne Neill   Harp
Dan Neufeld   Viola
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Robin Olson   Violin
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Kathleen Robinson   Oboe
Jay Rosen   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Robin Ross   Viola
Geri Rotella   Flute
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Kurt Snyder   Horn
Sally Stevens   Vocals,Ensemble
Susan Stevens   Vocals,Ensemble
Gary Stockdale   Vocals,Ensemble
Sheridon Stokes   Flute
Polly Sweeney   Violin
Carmen Twillie   Vocals,Ensemble
Jerry Weldon   Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Vocals,Ensemble
Ann White   Vocals,Ensemble
Jerry Whitman   Vocals,Ensemble
Ben Wolfe   Bass
Mihail Zinovyev   Viola
Mark Mullins   Trombone
Jeremy Davenport   Trumpet
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Scott Haupert   Viola
Gail Lopata   Vocals,Ensemble
Myrna Mathews   Vocals,Ensemble
David Ewart   Violin
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Lynn Dolin Mann   Vocals,Ensemble
Brian D. O'Connor   Horn
Susan Ranney   Bass,Cello
David Schumacher   Baritone Saxophone
Dan Miller   Trumpet
Rebecca Barr   Violin
Jeanne Evans   Violin
Will Campbell   Alto Saxophone
Bob Joyce   Vocals,Ensemble
Richard Attenback   Violin
Quincy Bahler   Vocals,Ensemble
Alex Belson   Vocals
James M. Canter   Clarinet
Ron Colward   Vocals
George Burnette Dillon   Trumpet
Kimberly Fligsten   Vocals
Jim Haa   Ensemble
Sherri Izza   Vocals,Ensemble
Kerry Katz   Vocals,Ensemble
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Kimitric Leivici   Violin
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Robin Ross-Chineduh   Viola
Irwin Rubin   Violin
Judy Surila   Vocals,Ensemble
Don Sheldon   Vocals,Ensemble
Stacey Washington   Vocals,Ensemble
Ned Goold   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Connick   Vocals
Carole Lombard Children's Choir   Vocals
Steven Gordon   Viola
Barbara Hunter   Cello
Jerry Williams   Percussion
Steve Richards   Cello
Stephen Amerson   Vocals,Ensemble
Sara Ford   Vocals,Ensemble
Louis Ford   Clarinet
Rich Logan   Vocals,Ensemble
Steven Schaeffer   Drums
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
James Thatcher   Horn
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Steven Edelman   Bass
Karen Jones   Violin
Steven Becknell   Horn
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Ralph Morrison   Violin
Louise di Tullio   Flute
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Patricia Kindel   Bassoon
Gary Gray   Clarinet
Alan de Veritch   Viola
Brian O'Connor   Horn

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Harry Connick   Arranger,Orchestration
Harry Simeone   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Carole Lombard   Contributor
Ronald Clark   Contributor
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Tracey Freeman   Producer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Kevin Reeves   Engineer,Contributor
Gregg Rubin   Engineer
Sally Stevens   Contributor,Choir Contractor
Larry Walsh   Engineer,Contributor
Arnold Levine   Art Direction
Lester Lee   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Carole Lombard Children's Choir   Choir Contractor
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Sara Ford   Contributor
Leon Jessel   Composer

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When My Heart Finds Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not being a very big fan of Christmas Music, there are very few Christmas albums that are worth buying. This is one of them. Harry never fails to take a good song and make it better. Even my 20 month old son had fun listening to this album. It's one that will definitly stand the test of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is my favorite Christmas CD. Love Harry Connick, Jr. His renditions are the best, especially ''When My Heart Finds Christmas''. His voice renders itself to these mellow Christmas tunes. He really knows how to put together an album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD when it first came out 8 years ago and it is still the only CD I play every year without fail. And I can play it anytime of year. I love all of his interpretations of traditional holiday songs as well as his own. But the song that gets me everytime is the title track ''When My Heart finds Christmas'' - when he hits the bridge I get a lump in my throat thinking of family and Christmas and memories. This CD is definitely a keeper!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's always a pleasure to dust off and take out this holiday CD from my CD cabinet every year. Harry did an excellent job with this album, and it shows. My Favorites are the hip version to ''Sleigh Ride'', and ''What Are You Doin New Years?''. He has such a gorgeous, and sexy voice! It blends rather nicely with my Nat King Cole holiday CD, especially Nat's version of ''The Christmas Song'' and my cabaret holiday CD's that I got on-line, like Andrea Marcovicci's ''December Songs'', and Michael Poss' ''Christmas in Chicago''. These singers really know how to melt your heart for the holidays! If I could, I would snuggle up with Harry Connick, Jr., anytime. He's hot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even for those who haven't yet experienced Harry Connick, Jr., this is probably the best Christmas album to come out in the past ten years. He can do it all - concerto (O Holy Night), big band (Sleigh Ride) and my personal favorite, ''What Are You Doing New Years' Eve''. I play this song every Christmas, starting in September! You can't go wrong at all.