Jazz Yule Love

Jazz Yule Love

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While in the studio the previous year with many of the legendary artists on his roster, working on their individual projects, Crusaders legend and Mack Avenue Records president Stix Hooper had a festive idea: get the likes of Terry Gibbs, Cedar Walton, Pete Jolly,

Overview

While in the studio the previous year with many of the legendary artists on his roster, working on their individual projects, Crusaders legend and Mack Avenue Records president Stix Hooper had a festive idea: get the likes of Terry Gibbs, Cedar Walton, Pete Jolly, George Shearing, Les McCann, Teddy Edwards, Eugene Maslov, and Kenny Burrell to take five and stir up the Christmas spirit with a Yuletide tune. The resulting compilation, Jazz Yule Love, is an instant classic, a swinging traditional jazz sampler that showcases these cats at the peak of their game, being highly creative and improvisational amid the comfort of tunes everyone knows (and a McCann original everyone might not). Jolly's take on "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is especially hard-driving, and Gibbs' lighthearted take on "White Christmas" reminds you of the childlike joys of the season. Jolly tones down for a reading of "O Tannenbaum" that invokes the subtle old arrangement of Vince Guaraldi. Overall, a beautiful and festive way to become familiar with the label and with some of the greatest jazz players of all time.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Mack Avenue
UPC:
0673203100725
catalogNumber:
31007
Rank:
224483

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Terry Gibbs   Vibes
McCann   Piano,Vocals
Ralph Moore   Tenor Saxophone
George Shearing   Piano
Neil Swainson   Bass
Cedar Walton   Piano
Gerald Wiggins   Piano
Pete Jolly   Piano
Eastern Rebellion   Track Performer
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Tony Dumas   Bass
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Stix Hooper   Drums
Larry Koonse   Guitar
Paul Kreibich   Drums
Joe La Barbera   Drums
Larance Marable   Drums
Nick Martinis   Drums
Ralph Penland   Drums
Reg Schwager   Guitar
Del Atkins   Bass
Eugene Maslov   Piano
Jim DeJulio   Bass
Kenny Burrell Quartet   Track Performer
Pete Jolly Trio & Friends   Track Performer
Boris Kozlov   Bass

Technical Credits

Thad Jones   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Stix Hooper   Producer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Franz Pusch   Engineer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Gretchen Carhartt   Executive Producer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
John Hopkins   Composer

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