A Concord Jazz Christmas, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
With the exception of a live version of Mel Torme singing "The Christmas Song" in 1988, all of the selections on this Christmas CD were recorded by various Concord artists from 1995-96. There is plenty of variety in both instrumentation and moods, yet the overall results are consistently pleasing, and there is lots of fine playing. Heard here are trumpeter Maynard Ferguson performing a six-song "Christmas Medley", singer Dennis Rowland, tenorman Rickey Woodard romping through "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", flutist Ali Ryerson, vocalist Marlena Shaw, guitarist Jeff Linsky, organist Jack McDuff, pianist Gerry Wiggins, singer Mary Stallings, altoist Jesse Davis, guitarist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
With the exception of a live version of Mel Torme singing "The Christmas Song" in 1988, all of the selections on this Christmas CD were recorded by various Concord artists from 1995-96. There is plenty of variety in both instrumentation and moods, yet the overall results are consistently pleasing, and there is lots of fine playing. Heard here are trumpeter Maynard Ferguson performing a six-song "Christmas Medley", singer Dennis Rowland, tenorman Rickey Woodard romping through "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", flutist Ali Ryerson, vocalist Marlena Shaw, guitarist Jeff Linsky, organist Jack McDuff, pianist Gerry Wiggins, singer Mary Stallings, altoist Jesse Davis, guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima, trumpeter Randy Sandke "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", pianist Manfredo Fest, Nnenna Freelon singing a couple of spirituals, pianist Sergio Salvatore, Chris Potter taking "O Come All Ye Faithful" as an unaccompanied tenor solo, and Torme.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/1996
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431472025
  • Catalog Number: 4720
  • Sales rank: 341,588

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christmas Medley: We Wish You a Merry Christmas/The First ... - Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau (6:29)
  2. 2 I'll Be Home for Christmas - Dennis Rowland (3:36)
  3. 3 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Rickey Woodard (4:30)
  4. 4 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) - Ali Ryerson (5:26)
  5. 5 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Marlena Shaw (4:17)
  6. 6 The Little Drummer Boy - Jeff Linsky (3:57)
  7. 7 Winter Wonderland - Jack McDuff (3:46)
  8. 8 Silent Night - Gerald Wiggins (4:01)
  9. 9 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Mary Stallings (3:42)
  10. 10 O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree) - Allen Farnham (6:25)
  11. 11 Villancico De Navidad - Carlos Barbosa-Lima (2:15)
  12. 12 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Randy Sandke (3:11)
  13. 13 Good King Wenceslas - Manfredo Fest (4:05)
  14. 14 Spiritual Medley: Children Go Where I Send Thee/Go Tell It on the ... - Nnenna Freelon (5:05)
  15. 15 We Three Kings of Orient Are - Sergio Salvatore (4:02)
  16. 16 O Come All Ye Faithful - Chris Potter (3:00)
  17. 17 The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Howard Alden Guitar
Carlos Barbosa-Lima Guitar, Track Performer
Jesse Davis Saxophone, Track Performer
Ron Eschete Guitar
Allen Farnham Piano, Track Performer
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet, Track Performer
Jeff Hamilton Drums
John Hart Guitar
Jeff Linsky Guitar, Track Performer, Requinto
Marlena Shaw Vocals, Track Performer
Mel Tormé Vocals, Track Performer
Cedar Walton Piano
Gerald Wiggins Track Performer
Paul Humphrey Drums
Michael Moore Bass
Harold Danko Piano
Manfredo Fest Piano, Track Performer
Nnenna Freelon Vocals, Track Performer
Ali Ryerson Flute, Track Performer
Mary Stallings Vocals, Track Performer
Rickey Woodard Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
John Von Ohlen Drums
Sergio Salvatore Piano, Track Performer
Clifford Barbaro Drums
Chuck Berghofer Bass
John Brown Bass
John Clayton Bass
Christopher Farr Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Fuller Bass
Tom Garling Trombone
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Michael Lang Piano
Dennis Mackrel Drums
Marty Paich Conductor, DX-7
Jack McDuff Organ, Track Performer
Rudy Petschauer Drums
Portinho Drums
Chris Potter Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Randy Sandke Trumpet, Track Performer
Andy Simpkins Bass
Michael Spiro Conga, Bells
Matt Wallace Alto Saxophone
Peter Washington Bass
Dennis Rowland Vocals, Track Performer
Gregg Field Drums
Bill Anschell Piano
Charles Berghoffer Bass
Phil Fest Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Carl Fischer Trumpet
Gerry Wiggins Piano
David Hazeltine Piano
Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau Track Performer
Phil Palombi Acoustic Bass
Dan Zank Piano, Keyboards
Marko Marcinko Drums
Scott Englebright Trumpet
Woody Williams Drums
Larry Foyen Trumpet
John Brown Bass
Humphrey Drums
Matt Wallace Alto Saxophone
Rogério Botter Maio Bass
Terry Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Allen Farnham Producer
Maynard Ferguson Producer
Jeff Linsky Producer
Heiner Stadler Producer
Buck Ram Composer
Ronn Huff Arranger
Franz Gruber Composer
Sidney Arodin Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
John Burk Producer, Executive Producer
Dominic Camardella Engineer
Kim Gannon Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Walter Kent Composer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer
Cookie Marenco Engineer
Marty Paich Arranger
James Mooney Engineer
Charles Paakkari Engineer
Nick Phillips Producer
Luciano Salvatore Producer
Hatsuro Takanami Engineer
Alan Varner Engineer
Gregg Field Producer
John Reading Composer
Gerry Wiggins Contributor
Kent Judkins Artwork, Art Direction
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Atanas Baynov Engineer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
Wayne Thompson Liner Notes
John Francis Wade Composer
Gloria Gaither Arranger
Tana Powell Artwork, Paintings
Richard Storrs Willis Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears Composer
Cookie Moreno Engineer
John Mason Neale Composer
Bill Gaither Arranger
Traditional Composer
William Chatterton Dix Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
Agustín Barrios-Mangoré Composer
Redner Composer
Henry Onerati Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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