Christmas Cookin'

Christmas Cookin'

by Jimmy Smith
     
 
This Christmas jazz album has five selections in which organist Jimmy Smith is joined by a big band arranged by either Billy Byers or Al Cohn. The remaining selections feature Smith with a variety of trios; guitarist Wes Montgomery is heard on "Baby It's Cold Outside," one of two "bonus" cuts taken from other

Overview

This Christmas jazz album has five selections in which organist Jimmy Smith is joined by a big band arranged by either Billy Byers or Al Cohn. The remaining selections feature Smith with a variety of trios; guitarist Wes Montgomery is heard on "Baby It's Cold Outside," one of two "bonus" cuts taken from other sessions that help to fill up this otherwise brief set. Smith is fine on "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and two versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and, even if nothing all that unusual occurs, the performances can serve as high-quality background music during the Christmas season.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1992
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451371127
catalogNumber:
513711

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Smith   Primary Artist,Organ,Leader
Ray Barretto   Percussion
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Art Davis   Bass
Billy Hart   Drums
Wes Montgomery   Guitar,Leader
Joe Newman   Flugelhorn
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Guitar,Drums
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Danny Stiles   Trumpet
Billy Byers   Conductor
James Buffington   French Horn
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Earl Chapin   French Horn
Donald Corrado   French Horn
George Devens   Percussion
Paul Faulise   Bass Trombone,Trombone (Baritone)
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Margaret Ross   Harp
Morris Secon   French Horn
Quentin Warren   Guitar
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Tommy Mitchell   Bass Trombone,Trombone (Baritone)
Billy Ryers   Conductor
Harvey E. Phillips   Tuba

Technical Credits

Wes Montgomery   Co-Leader
Franz Gruber   Composer
Cohn   Arranger
Billy Byers   Arranger
Jimmy Smith   Arranger,Co-Leader
Creed Taylor   Producer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Billy Ryers   Arranger
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer

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