Jazz to the World

Jazz to the World


This Christmas jazz album has a wide variety of generally enjoyable performances by 16 different groups. High points include a funny version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by singers Dianne Reeves and Lou Rawls, a Herbie Hancock-Eliane Elias piano duet…  See more details below


This Christmas jazz album has a wide variety of generally enjoyable performances by 16 different groups. High points include a funny version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by singers Dianne Reeves and Lou Rawls, a Herbie Hancock-Eliane Elias piano duet on "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and Holly Cole's "Christmas Blues." The other performers include Herb Alpert with Jeff Lorber, Fourplay (featuring Lee Ritenour), Diana Krall, Stanley Clarke, Michael Franks, the Brecker Brothers, Cassandra Wilson, John McLaughlin, Steps Ahead, Anita Baker (out of place but okay on "The Christmas Song"), Dave Koz, and Dr. John. Although not a classic release, most of the performances are rewarding.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Blue Note Records


  1. Winter Wonderland  - Jeff Lorber
  2. Baby, It's Cold Outside  - Dianne Reeves
  3. It Came upon a Midnight Clear  -  Fourplay
  4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  - Diana Krall
  5. O Tannenbaum  - Everette Harp
  6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  - Michael Franks
  7. The Christmas Waltz  -  Brecker Brothers
  8. The Little Drummer Boy  - Cassandra Wilson
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas  - Eliane Elias
  10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  11. The Christmas Blues  - Holly Cole
  12. Angels We Have Heard on High  -  Steps Ahead
  13. The Christmas Song  - Anita Baker
  14. What Child Is This?  - Chick Corea
  15. Winter Wonderland  - Dave Koz
  16. Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant  -  Dr. John

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Artie Traum   Acoustic Guitar
Herb Alpert   Trumpet,Track Performer
Anita Baker   Vocals,Track Performer
Dr. John   Track Performer,Piano
Lou Rawls   Vocals,Track Performer
Victor Bailey   Bass
Jim Beard   Multi Instruments
Carla Bley   Piano,Track Performer
Brecker Brothers   Track Performer
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
George Duke   Piano,Track Performer
Michael Franks   Vocals,Track Performer
Herbie Hancock   Piano,Track Performer
Bob James   Keyboards
Steve Khan   Guitar,Track Performer,Guitar (Nylon String)
Dave Koz   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
John McLaughlin   Guitar,Track Performer
Steve Reid   Percussion
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Steps Ahead   Track Performer
Steve Swallow   Bass,Track Performer
Gerald Wiggins   Piano
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Jeff Lorber   Piano,Keyboards,Track Performer
Holly Cole   Vocals,Track Performer
Russell Malone   Guitar
Rachel Z   Piano
Fourplay   Track Performer
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Danny Gottlieb   Drums
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Randy Brecker   Flugelhorn
Gerry Brown   Drums
Stanley Clarke   Bass,Track Performer
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano,Track Performer
Richard Crooks   Drums
Aaron Davis   Piano
Nathan East   Bass,scat
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Eliane Elias   Piano,Track Performer
Doris Eugenio   Choir, Chorus,Coro
Sherman Ferguson   Drums
Ian Fraser   Conductor
James Genus   Bass
Everette Harp   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Birch Johnson   Trombone
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Mike Mainieri   Vibes
Harvey Mason   Drums,Bells,sleigh bells
Ralph Penland   Drums
Clarence Penn   Drums
Ben Perowsky   Cymbals
David Piltch   Bass,String Bass
Dianne Reeves   Vocals,Track Performer
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Marcus Rojas   Trombone,Tuba
Nestor Sanchez   Coro
Bill Sharpe   Bass
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Dewayne Smith   Bass
Don Wyatt   Keyboards
Diana Krall   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Donny McCaslin   Soprano Saxophone
Veronica Nunn   Background Vocals
Holly Cole Trio   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Artie Traum   Producer
Herb Alpert   Producer
Dr. John   Contributor
Jim Beard   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brecker Brothers   Contributor
Ronnie Cuber   Arranger,Producer
George Duke   Arranger,Producer
Michael Franks   Contributor
Herbie Hancock   Arranger
Bob James   Arranger
Steve Khan   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Contributor
Dave Koz   Producer,Contributor
Steps Ahead   Contributor
Cassandra Wilson   Contributor
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Holly Cole   Producer,Contributor
Buck Ram   Composer
Fourplay   Producer,Contributor
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Stanley Clarke   Producer
Armando Anthony Corea   Arranger,Producer
Eliane Elias   Arranger,Producer
James Farber   Engineer
Sherman Ferguson   Contributor
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Arthur Friedman   Engineer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Gorgoni   Programming
Everette Harp   Producer
Jon Herington   Arranger,Producer
Walter Kent   Composer
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Mike Mainieri   Producer
Tom Mark   Engineer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Alan Meyerson   Producer,Engineer
Don Murray   Engineer
Julio Peña   Engineer
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Gerard Smerek   Remixing
Mike Stevens   Producer
Craig Street   Producer
May Ann Topper   Producer
Billy Vera   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Wolpert   Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Diana Krall   Producer
Michael Jefry Stevens   Producer
Bruce Lundvall   Producer,Executive Producer
Christine Martin   Producer
Michael Stevens   Producer
Holly Cole Trio   Producer
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald   Art Direction
Dan Gellert   Remixing
Ralph Blane   Composer
Bobby Shriver   Executive Producer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Brian Levy   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Eddie King   Engineer
Ed Green   Engineer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
William M. III Byers   Arranger
Maurice Ouazana   Engineer
Henry Onerati   Composer

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