He Is Christmas

He Is Christmas

by Take 6
     
 

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This CD finds the somewhat miraculous a cappella sextet Take 6 emphasizing the religious side of the holiday season. One of the world's only gospel jazz groups, Take 6 uses advanced harmonies and sophisticated improvisations while always keeping "the message" in the forefront. However, this Christmas set is rather brief (just 35½ minutes) and,

Overview

This CD finds the somewhat miraculous a cappella sextet Take 6 emphasizing the religious side of the holiday season. One of the world's only gospel jazz groups, Take 6 uses advanced harmonies and sophisticated improvisations while always keeping "the message" in the forefront. However, this Christmas set is rather brief (just 35½ minutes) and, even with a few highlights (the Yellowjackets' guest appearance on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and a drum machine used to humorous effect on the bizarre "'Twas Da Nite"), the results are not all that essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/1991
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0075992666527
catalogNumber:
26665
Rank:
122316

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Take 6   Primary Artist
Yellowjackets   Track Performer
Cedric Dent   Voices
Mark Kibble   Sampling
Jet Penix   Sampling
Jonathan Hamilton   Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Spoken Word

Technical Credits

Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Take 6   Producer
Bob Mintzer   Contributor
Jimmy Haslip   Contributor
Franz Gruber   Composer
Robert Charles   Engineer
Alvin Chea   Arranger
Cedric Dent   Arranger
Russell Ferrante   rhythm arrangement
William Kennedy   Contributor
Joey Kibble   Arranger
Mark Kibble   Arranger
Claude V. McKnight   Arranger
Jet Penix   Contributor
Warren Peterson   Engineer
John Reading   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Alvin Love   Contributor
Laura LiPuma   Art Direction
Larry Jefferies   Engineer
Larry Jeffries   Engineer
Steve Ledet   Engineer
Mike McCarthy   Engineer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Robert McGimsey   Composer
Amos D. Chea   translation
David Thomas   Arranger
Martin Ansolabehere   Illustrations
Steve Ladet   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
James R. Murray   Composer
Henry Onerati   Composer

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