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Guitar Christmas
     

Guitar Christmas

by Jimmy Ponder
 
Jazz guitarist Jimmy Ponder attempts to take on several holiday standards on Guitar Christmas. His smooth, light approach is a nice touch, making these songs flow without overloading them with flashy playing. His rendition of Mel Tormé's "Christmas Song" may be the best song on the album, a low-key version that emphasizes the heartfelt sentiment of the original

Overview

Jazz guitarist Jimmy Ponder attempts to take on several holiday standards on Guitar Christmas. His smooth, light approach is a nice touch, making these songs flow without overloading them with flashy playing. His rendition of Mel Tormé's "Christmas Song" may be the best song on the album, a low-key version that emphasizes the heartfelt sentiment of the original. There are a few other good renditions, but the problem arises that many of these songs are quite long. Despite the classy approach to the material, songs like "Merry Christmas, Baby" do not maintain the listener's interest for seven minutes. Ponder is a fantastic guitarist, and this album is something that guitar jazz fans may really like, but unfortunately it will probably not translate to the average listener.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1998
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375703424
catalogNumber:
757034
Rank:
137256

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Performance Credits

Jimmy Ponder   Primary Artist,Guitar
Cecil Brooks   Drums
John Hicks   Piano
Don Braden   Tenor Saxophone
Dwayne Dolphin   Bass

Technical Credits

Rudy Ray Moore   Composer
Cecil Brooks   Producer
Jimmy Ponder   Arranger
Franz Gruber   Composer
Hal Wilson   Cover Art,Tray Photo
Dave Helland   Liner Notes
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Dave Bjornson   Engineer
Johnny Moore   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker   Composer
John Hopkins   Composer
Dave Bjornson   Engineer
James Pierpont   Composer
Leon X A Schleinger   Composer

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