The Swingle Singers … unwrapped

There are few music lovers in this world who haven’t heard the name the Swingle Singers. Since the release of their ground-breaking debut album Jazz Sebastien Bach in 1963, this eight-voice a cappella group has performed in every continent and in the world’s most famous stages, sustaining over four decades a level of international popularity beyond the dreams of its founder, American born Ward Swingle. The current line-up of young, gorgeous and talented singers is, of course, several incarnations of “Swingles” younger than the original team. Ward Swingle affectionately refers to them as his “grandchildren”. What defines this unique group is not the personnel, nor even the choice of music, but the intimate, close microphone, quasi-instrumental sound with which they stunned the world all those years ago. They continue to do so today both live and in the studio. Unwrapped will help to make Christmas an even more special occasion, Swingles-style.

SIGCD107  54 minutes 11 seconds
'A wonderful record, for home listening in intimate surroundings' (International Record Review)