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Yule Struttin': A Blue Note Christmas

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD has ten performances of Christmas songs from 1990 plus a few earlier recordings Chet Baker's "Winter Wonderland," Count Basie's "Jingle Bells," Dexter Gordon's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Stanley Jordan's 1986 version of "Silent Night." With such top stars as Bobby Watson, Lou Rawls, Eliane Elias, Benny Green who has two piano solos, Dianne Reeves, John Hart, John Scofield, Joey Calderazzo and Rick Margitza playing music not available elsewhere, this melodic CD is worth picking up. A particular highlight are two versions of "A Merrier Christmas," a previously unknown Thelonious Monk composition here performed separately by Benny Green and Dianne ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD has ten performances of Christmas songs from 1990 plus a few earlier recordings Chet Baker's "Winter Wonderland," Count Basie's "Jingle Bells," Dexter Gordon's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Stanley Jordan's 1986 version of "Silent Night." With such top stars as Bobby Watson, Lou Rawls, Eliane Elias, Benny Green who has two piano solos, Dianne Reeves, John Hart, John Scofield, Joey Calderazzo and Rick Margitza playing music not available elsewhere, this melodic CD is worth picking up. A particular highlight are two versions of "A Merrier Christmas," a previously unknown Thelonious Monk composition here performed separately by Benny Green and Dianne Reeves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/1990
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779485727
  • Catalog Number: 94857
  • Sales rank: 54,143

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vauncing Chimes - Horizon (5:22)
  2. 2 Silent Night (3:46)
  3. 3 The Christmas Song (3:40)
  4. 4 I'll Be Home for Christmas/Sleigh Ride - Eliane Elias (4:58)
  5. 5 Winter Wonderland - Chet Baker (2:27)
  6. 6 A Merrier Christmas - Benny Green (2:15)
  7. 7 A Merrier Christmas (2:15)
  8. 8 O Tannenbaum (4:55)
  9. 9 Jingle Bells (3:20)
  10. 10 Chipmunk Christmas (6:00)
  11. 11 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (4:40)
  12. 12 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (7:06)
  13. 13 Silent Night - Benny Green (2:40)
  14. 14 The Little Drummer Boy (7:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lou Rawls Vocals, Voices, Track Performer
Chet Baker Trumpet, Track Performer
Count Basie Piano, Track Performer
Bob Belden Strings, Synclavier
Joey Calderazzo Piano, Track Performer
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone
Peter Erskine Drums
Russ Freeman Piano
Dexter Gordon Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Freddie Green Guitar
John Hart Guitar, Track Performer
Budd Johnson Saxophone
Marc Johnson Bass
Thad Jones Trumpet
Stanley Jordan Guitar, Track Performer
Kirk Lightsey Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Marshall Royal Saxophone
John Scofield Guitar, Track Performer
David Torkanowsky Piano
Bobby Watson Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Jay Anderson Bass
Ed Jones Bass
Victor Lewis Drums, Group Member
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Eluriel Tinker Barfield Bass
George Cohn Trumpet
Henry Coker Trombone
Eliane Elias Piano, Track Performer
David Eubanks Bass
Frank Foster Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Saxophone
Eddie Gladden Drums
Benny Green Piano, Track Performer
Lennie Johnson Trumpet
Joe Mondragon Bass
Rick Margitza Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Adam Nussbaum Drums
Melton Mustafa Trumpet, Group Member
Chris Parker Drums
Sonny Payne Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Dianne Reeves Vocals, Voices, Track Performer
Edward Simon Piano, Group Member
Richard Tee Piano
Frank Wess Saxophone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Carroll Dashiell Bass, Group Member
Eddie Jones Guitar
Bobby Watson & Horizon Track Performer
Marc Johnson's Bass Desires Bass
Horizon Track Performer
Bobby Ray Watson Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leroy Anderson Composer
Count Basie Arranger
Bob Belden String Arrangements
Joey Calderazzo Arranger
Stanley Jordan Producer
John Scofield Producer
Mel Tormé Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Jim Anderson Engineer
Ross Bagdasarian Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Katherine Davis Composer
Eliane Elias Producer
James Farber Engineer
Jim Fishel Producer
Kim Gannon Composer
Mitch Gibson Engineer
Walter Kent Composer
Gene Lennon Producer
Rick Margitza Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Matt Pierson Producer, Executive Producer
Don Pulse Engineer
Dianne Reeves Producer
Billy Vera Producer
Robert Wells Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Peter Darmi Engineer
Carol Friedman Art Direction
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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