Kermit Ruffins - Have a Crazy Cool Christmas! CD


Fresh off the success of Livin’ a Treme´ Life,Kermit Ruffins is ready to add a little Bourbon Street jazz to the upcomingholiday season. Produced by Grammy Winner Tracey Freeman, Have A Crazy CoolChristmas is Kermit Ruffins’ bold foray into Christmas music. The albumruns the gamut from yuletide classics like "Silent Night" and"Jingle Bells" to Kermit’s own rollicking originals like "ASaints Christmas" and "Crazy Cool Christmas." Kermit is joinedonce again by former bandmates from the Rebirth Brass Band, as well as fellowBasin Street Records recording artist Irvin Mayfield and New Orleans hotshottrombonist Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.

Make no mistake, everything about Kermit Ruffinsexemplifies New Orleans. Residing in the town of Treme´, former home of hispredecessors Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong, he continues the big brasstradition the town is known for – Kermit plays a "sweet, sweethorn", as Michael J. Agovino of Newsweek notes. His musical stylingsresemble the culture of New Orleans, a melting pot, with Jazz, funk, standardsand hip-hop. His charisma, both onstage and on his recordings, reflects thespirit of his city. Kermit’s love for New Orleans is not just shown in hismusic. He gives back to his city not as if a necessity or chore, but as a way oflife. And Kermit’s city embraces him the same way he embraces it.

1. Silent Night listen
2. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town listen
3. What Will Santa Say When He Finds Everybody Swingin' listen
4. O Christmas Tree listen
5. Baby It's Cold Outside listen
6. A Saints Christmas listen
7. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow listen
8. Little Drummer Boy listen
9. Silver Bells listen
10. Crazy Cool Christmas listen
11. Winter Wonderland listen
12. This Christmas listen
13. Jingle Bells listen


Release date 11.10.2009