20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Christmas Jazz, Vol. 1

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Christmas Jazz, Vol. 1

     
 

Traditional jazz musicians have long made it a practice to use pop standards as the vehicles for their improvisations, and, as this discount-priced collection demonstrates, that is just as valid a device if the standards are holiday songs. Here, pianists Ramsey Lewis, Bill Evans, and See more details below

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Traditional jazz musicians have long made it a practice to use pop standards as the vehicles for their improvisations, and, as this discount-priced collection demonstrates, that is just as valid a device if the standards are holiday songs. Here, pianists Ramsey Lewis, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and organist Jimmy Smith all give characteristic interpretations of familiar Christmas material. The other half of the ten selections is devoted to singers, with Ella Fitzgerald making "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" her own ("Hang your nose down, Rudy"); Louis Armstrong mugging his way through "'Zat You, Santa Claus?"; and Mel Tormé contributing his version of the seasonal evergreen he composed himself, "The Christmas Song." Joe Williams and Dinah Washington also turn in typical performances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517366398
catalogNumber:
000921402

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Norman Granz   Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Ellen Fitton   Mastering
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Oakley Haldeman   Composer
Jack Fox   Composer

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