Guitar Christmas

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1998
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375703424
  • Catalog Number: 757034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Ponder Primary Artist, Guitar
Cecil Brooks III Drums
John Hicks Piano
Don Braden Tenor Saxophone
Dwayne Dolphin Bass
Technical Credits
Rudy Ray Moore Composer
Cecil Brooks III 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
Dave Bjornson Engineer
Johnny Moore Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
A.C. Williams Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker Composer
John Hopkins Composer
Dave Bjornson Engineer
James Pierpont Composer
Leon X A Schleinger Composer
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