Putumayo Presents: World Christmas Party

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Putumayo Presents: World Christmas Party features 12 yuletide classics with a worldbeat twist. Listeners who have worn out the binary data on their Mannheim Steamroller CDs might rediscover their Christmas spirit in a reggae version of "Wish You a Merry Christmas" Jacob Miller, a bossa nova rendition of "Winter Wonderland" Jose Conde, or Ed Calle's slick-as-sidewalk-ice take on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the latter of which has its sights set on Latin jazz, but just comes off as a December Weather Channel jam. It's certainly festive, but apart from Costa Neto's spirited "Boas Festas Moçambique," Maria de Barros' "Alegria" Deck the Halls, and the Alison ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Putumayo Presents: World Christmas Party features 12 yuletide classics with a worldbeat twist. Listeners who have worn out the binary data on their Mannheim Steamroller CDs might rediscover their Christmas spirit in a reggae version of "Wish You a Merry Christmas" Jacob Miller, a bossa nova rendition of "Winter Wonderland" Jose Conde, or Ed Calle's slick-as-sidewalk-ice take on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the latter of which has its sights set on Latin jazz, but just comes off as a December Weather Channel jam. It's certainly festive, but apart from Costa Neto's spirited "Boas Festas Moçambique," Maria de Barros' "Alegria" Deck the Halls, and the Alison Brown Quartet's jazzy, banjo-led "Carol and the Kings," the whole affair just trumpets novelty over substance, much like the season itself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248030524
  • Catalog Number: 305

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wish You A Merry Christmas - Jacob Miller (3:57)
  2. 2 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Poncho Sanchez (3:56)
  3. 3 Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Charles Brown (4:21)
  4. 4 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Keahiwai (2:45)
  5. 5 Winter Wonderland - Jose Conde (2:18)
  6. 6 Alegria - Maria de Barros (2:10)
  7. 7 Barra De Navidad Blues - Heritage Hall Jazz Band (4:01)
  8. 8 The Christmas Song - Brave Combo (2:31)
  9. 9 Kei Te Haere Mai A Hana Koko - K11na (3:58)
  10. 10 Carol And The Kings - Alison Brown Quartet (3:51)
  11. 11 Boas Festas Moçambique - Costa Neto (3:18)
  12. 12 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Ed Calle (3:09)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Alison Brown Arranger
J. Marks Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Elliott Federman Mastering
Haven Gillespie Composer
Dan Storper Executive Producer, Song Selection
Ralph Blane Composer
Nicola Heindl Illustrations, Cover Art
Gregg Stafford Arranger
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
Maria de Barros Arranger
Costa Neto Composer
Jose Conde Arranger
R. Thiele Composer
H. Martin Composer
I. Taylor Composer
G. Cates Composer
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