Cool Brassy Night at the North Pole

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Trumpeter David Hickman, French hornist Thomas Bacon, and tubaist Samuel Pilafian are backed by the Chuck Marohnic Trio for this classy and utterly listenable and respectful rendition of Christmas carols. The arrangements sparkle, but in fairness, these are more in the nature of jazzy interpretations than jazz music. Hickman and Bacon are classical players by training, although Pilafian has been successful in both classical music and jazz. Hickman has such a beautiful tone on trumpet that anything he plays seems to shine wondrously. Those looking for a Miles Davis meets the Carols will be disappointed; but for a lighthearted approach to some catchy tunes, this one is a minor classic. The horns engage in little ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Trumpeter David Hickman, French hornist Thomas Bacon, and tubaist Samuel Pilafian are backed by the Chuck Marohnic Trio for this classy and utterly listenable and respectful rendition of Christmas carols. The arrangements sparkle, but in fairness, these are more in the nature of jazzy interpretations than jazz music. Hickman and Bacon are classical players by training, although Pilafian has been successful in both classical music and jazz. Hickman has such a beautiful tone on trumpet that anything he plays seems to shine wondrously. Those looking for a Miles Davis meets the Carols will be disappointed; but for a lighthearted approach to some catchy tunes, this one is a minor classic. The horns engage in little improvisation, though the rhythm section swings with abandon. ~ Steven A. Loewy
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/1998
  • Label: Summit(Classical)
  • UPC: 099402223926
  • Catalog Number: 223
  • Sales rank: 112,174

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bacon Primary Artist
Chuck Marohnic Piano
Dom Moio Drums
David Hickman Trumpet
Robert Spring Clarinet
Samuel Pilaflan Tuba
Katie McLin Violin
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Chuck Marohnic Arranger
Harry Simeone Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Jack Graham Cover Art
Hugh Martin Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Samuel Pilaflan Arranger, Engineer, Executive Producer
Ralph Blane Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
John Mason Neale Composer
Kip Sullivan Artwork
Clark Rigsby Engineer
Tim Fisher Artwork
Traditional Composer
William Chatterton Dix Composer
Ralph Sauer Artwork
Sam Pilafian Audio Production
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