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Memories of a Winter's Night

Memories of a Winter's Night

by Dave Koz
     
 
From trends visible in the 2000s, smooth jazz fans couldn't get enough of three things: all-star cruises, all-star summer tours, and big holiday tour extravaganzas. In 2006, the only year since 1997 that genre superstar Dave Koz didn't traverse the country for Christmas, there were three other tours out there. As if to say, "I'm back, now deck those halls," he

Overview

From trends visible in the 2000s, smooth jazz fans couldn't get enough of three things: all-star cruises, all-star summer tours, and big holiday tour extravaganzas. In 2006, the only year since 1997 that genre superstar Dave Koz didn't traverse the country for Christmas, there were three other tours out there. As if to say, "I'm back, now deck those halls," he celebrated the "Dave Koz and Friends" Smooth Jazz Christmas tenth anniversary in 2007 with not only another great touring show but his third Christmas CD in ten years. For fans who missed 1997's underrated December Makes Me Feel This Way and 2001's Smooth Jazz Christmas, Memories of a Winter's Night is a good way to catch up with the best of those discs and hang out by the fire with some exciting new tracks (seven in all). There are three songs from December, two from Smooth Jazz Christmas (including the high-spirited, big-band flavored Brenda Russell led jam "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"), and a nice mix of classics Koz hadn't previously tackled, from "Deck the Halls" to a jamming blues version of "Winter Wonderland." The real highlights, however, are the new tracks by young vocalists Kelly Sweet (an ethereal voiced singer who toured with Koz in 2007), who creates a lovely chill take on "White Christmas," and former American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, who rocks steady on "Please Come Home for Christmas." Koz pays homage to his own tradition with the beautiful, lyrical Hanukkah-inspired title track.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099950596126
catalogNumber:
05961

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Koz   Primary Artist,Piano,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Brenda Russell   Vocals
Peter White   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Alex Al   Bass,Bass Guitar
David Benoit   Piano,Vocals
Rick Braun   Trumpet
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Brian Culbertson   Percussion,Piano,Trombone,Keyboards
Paul Jackson   Electric Guitar
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Nick Lane   Trombone
Tony Maiden   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Eddie Miller   Hammond B3
Ray Parker   Guitar
Phil Parlapiano   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
David Piltch   Acoustic Bass
Bill Sharpe   Bass Guitar
Brian Simpson   Keyboards
Bruce Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Stephen Theard   Drums
Jim Culbertson   Trumpet
Jeff Koz   Guitar (Nylon String)
Sandy Simmons   Background Vocals
Gigi Worth   Vocals
Doug Pettibone   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gerry Brown   Drums
Gerry "The Gov" Brown   Drums
Donn Wyatt   Piano,Keyboards
Kimberley Locke   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fernando Perdomo   Bass,Bass Guitar
Kelly Sweet   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ester Nicholson   Background Vocals
Jim Culbertson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Dave Koz   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Harry Simeone   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Rick Braun   Arranger
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Brian Culbertson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Producer,Audio Production
Gene Redd   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Bruce Watson   Arranger
Charles Wesley   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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