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Justin Time for Christmas, Vol. 3
     

Justin Time for Christmas, Vol. 3

 
The Canadian label Justin Time can always be counted upon to produce a diverse sounding Christmas CD, and this third compilation is no exception. Bassist Dave Young is joined by Cedar Walton and Barry Elmes for a bluesy take of "The Christmas Song" while pianist John Stetch's approach to "Christmas Time Is Here" gradually takes a slightly dissonant path, and Oliver

Overview

The Canadian label Justin Time can always be counted upon to produce a diverse sounding Christmas CD, and this third compilation is no exception. Bassist Dave Young is joined by Cedar Walton and Barry Elmes for a bluesy take of "The Christmas Song" while pianist John Stetch's approach to "Christmas Time Is Here" gradually takes a slightly dissonant path, and Oliver Jones, who studied piano with Oscar Peterson's sister, offers a richly textured "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." One of the wildest songs is "We Three Kings," with some adventurous playing by multi-reed player Michael Marcus and the late pianist Jaki Byard. Hugh Ragin leads three other trumpeters in a stunning arrangement of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." Highlights among the vocal tracks include Ranee Lee's intimate reworking of "Santa Baby" with guitarist Richard Ring and percussionist Denis Chiche; Johanne Blouin's relaxed approach to "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" with a trio led by John Hicks; and Jeri Brown's lovely, very deliberate duet with pianist Milton Sealy of "The Christmas Song." The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir's unusual interpretation of "Wohl Mir Dass Ich Jesum Habe" (taken from J. S. Bach's cantata "Wachet Auf") will turn heads, though blues guitarist Bryan Lee's tedious "Christmas Blues" seems badly out of place. Overall, this Christmas collection is a very worthwhile investment.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2001
Label:
Justin Time Records
UPC:
0068944014828
catalogNumber:
148

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir   Track Performer
Hamiet Bluiett   Baritone Saxophone
George Cables   Piano
John Hicks   Piano
Oliver Jones   Track Performer
Oliver Lake   Alto Saxophone
Ranee Lee   Vocals
Rufus Reid   Bass
Cedar Walton   Piano
World Saxophone Quartet   Track Performer
Pat La Barbera   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Denny Christianson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Victor Lewis   Drums
Michael Marcus   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Stritch
John Purcell   Soprano Saxophone
John Stetch   Piano
Curtis Lundy   Bass
Hugh Ragin   Trumpet
David Murray   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Santi Debriano   Bass
Lyndon Achee   Steel Drums
Pheeroan akLaff   Drums
Johanne Blouin   Vocals
Jaki Byard   Piano
Brian Kirk   Drums
Joe La Barbera   Drums
Dave Laing   Drums
Richard Ring   Guitar
Ward Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Washington   Bass
James Zollar   Trumpet
Miles Black   Piano
Jeri Brown   Vocals
Bryan Lee   Guitar,Vocals
Guy Konket   Vocals
Marc Adams   Organ
Omar Kabir   Trumpet
Sammy Neal   Drums
Milton Randolph Sealy   Piano
Barry Elmes   Drums
Richard B. Allen   Drums
Ralph Hamperian   Bass
Dave Young Orchestra   Bass
Francois Ladrezeau   Tamboura
Donte Winslow   Trumpet
Oliver Gannon   Guitar

Technical Credits

Hamiet Bluiett   Producer
Oliver Lake   Producer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Pat La Barbera   Producer
Denny Christianson   Producer
Michael Marcus   Producer
John Purcell   Producer,Sound Consultant
John Stetch   Producer
Harry Simeone   Composer
David Murray   Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Ormond Jobin   Engineer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Trevor W. Payne   Producer
Ian Terry   Engineer
Robert Wells   Composer
Perry Barret   Engineer
Miles Black   Arranger,Producer
Jeff McMurrich   Engineer
Jeri Brown   Arranger,Producer
Bryan Lee   Producer
Richard "Shiadi" Banks   Engineer
Jim West   Producer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
Milton Randolph Sealy   Arranger
Richard Franklin   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Bellamy   Engineer
John Rosenburg   Engineer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
John Hopkins   Composer

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