Joy to the World

Joy to the World

by Pink Martini
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Joy to the World

Bubbly jazz, retro lounge, and Technicolor fantasies of '50s era holiday music come together in the festive potpourri of Pink Martini. The band, who has developed a following with their nouveau martini-bar multicultural fusion music, brings many of these same sensibilities to their first holiday outing, proving unique renditions of classic holiday songs, Jewish Hanukkah pieces, the opera music of Verdi and even a taste of Christmas in Hawaii.

All of the songs have a jazz lounge essence to them, pairing shuffling rhythms with piano, keyboards, and strings as China Forbes' intoxicating voice leads the way. Things get particularly fun with the island slide guitar-laden "Snowglobe Christmas" and the percolating Latin jazz rendition of the Jewish song "Ocho Kandelikas," which recalls the vintage sound that made "Amado Mio" a hit.

It's a lovely, globally inclusive holiday album for the 21st century! Pink Martini brings its festive globetrotting approach to the holidays with an exploration of glorious seasonal music from around the world. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: Heinz Records
UPC: 0723721506452
catalogNumber: 7

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pink Martini   Primary Artist
Phil Baker   Upright Bass
China Forbes   Vocals
Dan Faehnle   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gavin Bondy   Trumpet
Thomas Lauderdale   Piano,Celeste
David Gerow   Mandolin
Martin Zarzar   Percussion,Conga,Cymbals,Drums,Tambourine,Triangle,Chekere,Shaker,sleigh bells
Brian Davis   Percussion,Conga,Surdo,Chekere,Cuica,sleigh bells,Repenique
Ben Landsverk   Background Vocals
Timothy Jensen   Clarinet,Flute,Guest Appearance
Maureen Love   Harp
Timothy Nishimoto   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Shaker,cowbell
Derek Rieth   Percussion,Conga,Chekere,cowbell
Saori Yuki   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Taylor Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Daniel Dempsey   Choir, Chorus
Nicholas Crosa   Violin
Esteban Diaz   Caixa
Ida Rae Cahana   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Carl Halvorson   Background Vocals
Robert Taylor   Trombone
Pansy Chang   Cello
Fairouz   Vocals
Adam Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Stephen Marc Beaudoin   Background Vocals
Tim Cooper   Surdo
Kathleen Hunt   Caixa
Sue Smith   Choir, Chorus
Michael Kepler Meo   Choir, Chorus
Nathan LaRiviere-Koempel   Choir, Chorus
Patricia Costa Kim   Accordion,Guest Appearance
John Meo   Choir, Chorus
Don Henson   Marimbas,Xylophone
Jamie Klein   Choir, Chorus
Jeremy Gordon   Surdo
Lusi Candido   Cavaquinho
Eric Asakawa   Choir, Chorus
Calvin Multanen   Choir, Chorus
Will Marsh   Choir, Chorus
John Jenness   Caixa
Jay Mower   Tamborim
Yumi Torimaru   Tamborim
Ara Nelson   Tamborim
Ari Bluffstone   Choir, Chorus
Russ Blake   Slide Guitar
Stephen Ecklemann   Choir, Chorus
Lauren Searls   Choir, Chorus
Devin Van Hine   Choir, Chorus
David Gerhards   Choir, Chorus
Duncan Tuomi   Choir, Chorus
Karen Early   sleigh bells,Guest Appearance
Pauline Serrano   Chocalhos
Paxton Woods-Eliot   Choir, Chorus
Jayson Thoming-Gale   Tamborim
Nate Overmeyer   Background Vocals
Audrey Overby   Choir, Chorus
Chelsea Plaskitt   Choir, Chorus
Glen Hascall   Choir, Chorus
Ari Shapiro   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jim Troisi   Choir, Chorus
Yestin Harrison   Choir, Chorus
Noah Gladen-Kolarsky   Choir, Chorus
Drew Danin   Tamborim
Jessica Wasko   Choir, Chorus
Brandyn Callahan   Choir, Chorus
Jeramie Gajan   Choir, Chorus
Noah Cotter   Choir, Chorus
Elena Hess   Choir, Chorus
Lauren Berg   Choir, Chorus
Kassandra Haddock   Choir, Chorus
Cindy Gronbach   Choir, Chorus
Sarah Breckenridge   Choir, Chorus
Brian Parrott   Choir, Chorus
Debbie Ivanov   Choir, Chorus
Matthew Krane   Choir, Chorus
Forrest Gamba   Choir, Chorus
Luke Multanen   Choir, Chorus
Grace Fong   Piano,Celeste,Guest Appearance
Pacific Youth Choir   Choir, Chorus
Randall Givens   Caixa

Technical Credits

Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Flory Jagoda   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Dave Friedlander   Engineer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Tatsuro Yamashita   Composer
Philip Springer   Composer
China Forbes   Composer
Mike King   Layout
Pink Martini   Producer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Thomas Lauderdale   Composer,Producer
Traditional   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Brian Davis   Direction
Robert Burns   Composer
Danny Maseng   Composer
Francesco Maria Piave   Composer
David York   Direction
Chen Ge Xin   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker   Composer
J. Javits   Composer
Stephen Taylor   Orchestration
Mia Hall Savage   Director,Direction
Dirgham Sbait   Composer,Adaptation,translation
Jacques Sevin   Composer

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Joy to the World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I love the mix of styles and languages! It really embodies the spirit of the season. I have a HUGE Holiday music collection, and this whole cd is a pleasure. The kids and I love the Congratulations song, and the version of Silent Night in German, English, and Arabic is beautiful.