Ultimate Jazz Christmas CD (2006)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview


Label Emi Classics
SKU 203167262
UPC 094636352725
UPC 14 00094636352725
Format CD
Release Date 10/31/2006
Author Various
Technical Info
Producer Michael Cuscuna (Compilation)
CatalogID 63527
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 10/31/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 23s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00094636352725
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Nat Cole, Nat King Cole, Norah Jones (vocals, piano); Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls (vocals); Freddie Green, Kenny Burrell, Oscar Moore (guitar); Laurence Juber (acoustic guitar); Eddie Daniels, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Billy Harper (flute); Pepper Adams (clarinet); Marshall Royal (alto saxophone); Frank Foster , Lee Allen Orchestra, Hank Mobley, Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Red Tyler, Ronnie Cuber, Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Thad Jones (trumpet, flugelhorn); Donald Byrd, Flip Ricard, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young, Al Aarons, Virgil Jones, Sonny Cohn (trumpet); Eddie Bert, Henry Coker, Jimmy Knepper, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (trombone); Cliff Heather (bass trombone); Duke Pearson (piano, celesta); Count Basie, Eliane Elias , Herbie Hancock, Jeff Colella, John Hicks, Kevin Hays, Roland Hanna (piano); Donald Best (vibraphone); Johnny Miller, Bob Cranshaw (bass instrument); Lenny McBrowne, Earl Palmer , Myron Grumbacker, Lex Humphries, Louie Bellson, Mel Lewis, Mickey Roker, Satoshi Takeishi, Billy Kilson (drums); Airto Moreira, Billy Hulting (percussion).
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (02/25/1946-12/05/1996); Capitol Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/25/1946-12/05/1996); River Sound, New York, NY (02/25/1946-12/05/1996); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/25/1946-12/05/1996); WMCA Studios, New York, NY (02/25/1946-12/05/1996).
Arrangers: Duke Pearson; Count Basie; Tommy Oliver; Bob Belden.
Like Christmas songs but seriously tired of predictability and schmaltz? ULTIMATE JAZZ CHRISTMAS is the answer--it's an inspired mixture of icons and contenders, the classics delivered with creativity and soulfulness. This set has amazing scope too--a ballad by one of the greatest crooners (and pianists) ever, Nat King Cole; great mellow jazz singers Nancy Wilson and Dianne Reeves; Norah Jones, a category-defying vocalist; Count Basie, a king of big band swing, and the lesser-known but hearty, blues-drenched hard bop Texas tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin. This earnestly assembled baker's dozen of Holiday melodies should please both hipster and traditionalist alike.
Disc 1
1 Sleigh Ride - Duke Pearson
2 Christmas Song, The - Nat King Cole
3 Basie's Jingle Bells - Count Basie
4 That's What I Want For Christmas - Nancy Wilson
5 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Eliane Elias
6 Jingle Bells - Dianne Reeves
7 Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown
8 White Christmas - Booker Ervin
9 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Lou Rawls
10 Little Drummer Boy - Duke Pearson
11 Christo Redentor - Donald Byrd
12 Peace - Norah Jones
13 Child Is Born, A - Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
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