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Santa's Bag: An All-Star Jazz Christmas

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Many of the major jazz labels have come out with a Christmas jazz collection that shows off their top artists. Telarc is no exception, and this fine CD has good performances from the Ray Brown Trio with pianist Benny Green, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Jimmy McGriff with Hank Crawford, Joe Williams, Jeanie Bryson, the duo of Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", Travelin' Light, Bobby Short, Jim Hall, Michele Hendricks, Hilton Ruiz, and Louie Bellson.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Many of the major jazz labels have come out with a Christmas jazz collection that shows off their top artists. Telarc is no exception, and this fine CD has good performances from the Ray Brown Trio with pianist Benny Green, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Jimmy McGriff with Hank Crawford, Joe Williams, Jeanie Bryson, the duo of Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", Travelin' Light, Bobby Short, Jim Hall, Michele Hendricks, Hilton Ruiz, and Louie Bellson.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/1994
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408335228
  • Catalog Number: 83352
  • Sales rank: 74,434

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let It Snow - Ray Brown Trio (3:16)
  2. 2 Good King Wenceslas - John Leitham (4:09)
  3. 3 Away in a Manger - Allan Ganley (3:18)
  4. 4 Silver Bells - Jimmy McGriff & Hank Crawford Quartet (4:34)
  5. 5 Christmas Blues - Charlton Johnson (2:58)
  6. 6 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Jeanie Bryson & Ray Drummond (5:24)
  7. 7 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Gerry Mulligan (3:56)
  8. 8 Jingle Bells - Travelin' Light (4:48)
  9. 9 White Christmas - Bobby Short (2:15)
  10. 10 O Tannenbaum - Jim Hall (2:48)
  11. 11 Blue Christmas - Ugonna Okegwo (4:55)
  12. 12 O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Hilton Ruiz (3:26)
  13. 13 It's the Time of the Year - Louie Bellson Big Band (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louie Bellson Drums, Track Performer
Dave Brubeck Piano, Track Performer
John Colianni Piano
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Ray Drummond Bass, Track Performer
Al Grey Trombone
Jim Hall Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Michele Hendricks Vocals
Red Holloway Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rodney Jones Guitar, Track Performer
Jimmy McGriff Hammond Organ, Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Ted Nash Tenor Saxophone
Hilton Ruiz Piano, Track Performer
George Shearing Piano, Track Performer
Bobby Short Vocals, Track Performer
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
Neil Swainson Bass, Drums, Track Performer
Harvie Swartz Bass
Mel Tormé Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Derek Smith Piano
Louis Stewart Guitar, Track Performer
John Leitham Bass
Ron Davies Drums, Track Performer
Cleveland Eaton Bass
Travelin' Light Track Performer
Joe Ascione Drums
Kenny Barron Piano, Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass
Jeanie Bryson Vocals, Track Performer
George Caldwell Piano
Mark Elf Guitar
Allan Ganley Drums, Track Performer
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Benny Green Piano
Charlton Johnson Electric Guitar
Don Keiling Rhythm Guitar
Andy Kubiszewski Percussion
Donny Osborne Drums
Frank Vignola Banjo, Guitar
Jesse Hameen Drums, Track Performer
Ray Brown Trio Track Performer
Andy Watson Drums
Ugonna Okegwo Bass
David Gibson Drums
Renato Chicco Piano
Vignola Banjo, Guitar
Sam Pilafian Tuba
Technical Credits
Howard Alden Arranger
Dave Brubeck Arranger
Jim Hall Arranger
Jimmy McGriff Arranger
Gerry Mulligan Arranger
Hilton Ruiz Arranger
George Shearing Arranger
Mel Tormé Arranger
Joe Williams Composer
Ted Brancato Arranger
Ray Brown Arranger
Ray Evans Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Elaine Martone Producer
Jack Renner Engineer
John Snyder Producer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Donald Elfman Liner Notes
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Susan Cybulski Cover Design
John Mason Neale Composer
Thoms Macko Cover Illustration
Jay Johnson Composer
Traditional Composer
Sam Pilafian Arranger
James Pierpont Composer
J. R. Murray Composer
Bill Hayes Composer
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