Harry Connick Jr.’s take on When My Heart Finds Christmas.
Connick is one of the most underrated singers ever — by the public, not by other singers — with his matchless range, phrasing and timing. As I’ve written before, he makes Sinatra look like a barroom busker.
I’m a former chorister, an alumnus of the Royal Schools of Church Music. Back in the day, I could sing anything off the sheet music you put in front of me, whether I’d seen it before or not.
But there are times that I listen to Harry Connick Jr., and when he does one of his trademark vocal tricks, I find myself saying: “How the hell did he do that?”
And his Christmas album, while a little too jazzy for some (even me, at times), is a true classic.