A new face on SteepleChase, guitarist Craig Brann was born in Whitefield, Maine in 1978 and studied music at William Patterson University in New Jersey. He lives in Brooklyn and performs in and around New York City.
Craig’s SteepleChase debut “Advent[ure]” is SteepleChase’s first ever “Christmas” album as all the tunes are based on Christmas carols. Those Christmas melodies here are, however, reworked into something fresh and new by the creative hand of Brann who has long been influenced by Lennie Tristano.
" Required holiday listening… Craig Brann and friends dig deep into the jazz canon in order to truly reinvent the world of holiday music. Listen up – you'll not only be charmed at hearing these familiar songs in such a new way, but surprised and rewarded at every turn. " (Sam Sadigursky—saxophonist, composer and winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award)
1. Angels We Have Heard On High (Craig Brann)
2. Take It Easy, Fellas (God Rest) (Craig Brann)
3. We Three Kings (Craig Brann)
4. Adeste Fidelis (O Come Ye Faithful) (Craig Brann)
5. Someday – Away In A Manger – My Prince Will Come (Craig Brann)
6. Joy Of The World (Craig Brann)
7. Silent Night (Craig Brann)
8. Little Drummer Boy (Craig Brann)
9. O Come O Come Emmanuel (Nicholas Morrison)
10. What Child Is This Thing Called Love (Craig Brann)
11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Craig Brann)
12. Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Craig Brann)