The Ultimate Jazz Christmas

The Ultimate Jazz Christmas


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The Ultimate Jazz Christmas

The holiday season inspires jazz musicians as much as it does the rest of us. Drawing on seasonal classics, as well as instrumental originals associated with the holidays, jazz players and singers have long brought their unique interpretations to this special material. The Ultimate Jazz Christmas does indeed bring together some of the most memorable performances, drawing on first-rate singers -- Nat King Cole, Norah Jones, Nancy Wilson, and Diane Reeves among them -- gifted instrumentalists like Booker Ervin and Donald Byrd, and superbly swinging ensembles including those of Count Basie and Duke Pearson. From Cole’s timeless “Christmas Song” to Charles Brown’s bluesy “Merry Christmas Baby” to the personal versions of Elaine Elias’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and Pearson’s “Little Drummer Boy,” this festive collection will jazz up even the chilliest of winter evenings.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0094636352725
catalogNumber: 63527

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Rawls   Vocals
Pepper Adams   Clarinet
Count Basie   Piano
Louie Bellson   Drums
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Billy Harper   Flute
John Hicks   Piano
Marc Johnson   Bass
Thad Jones   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jimmy Knepper   Trombone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Red Mitchell   Bass
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone
Duke Pearson   Piano,Celeste
Jerome Richardson   Flute
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Laurence Juber   Acoustic Guitar
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Butch Warren   Bass
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Aarons   Trumpet
Porcino   Trumpet
Dennis Belfield   Bass
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
Nat King Cole   Piano,Vocals
Ira Coleman   Bass
Eddie Daniels   Flute
Eliane Elias   Piano
Frank Fields   Bass
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Roland Hanna   Piano
Kevin Hays   Piano
Cliff Heather   Bass Trombone
Billy Hulting   Percussion
Lex Humphries   Drums
Virgil Jones   Trumpet
Billy Kilson   Drums
Lenny McBrowne   Drums
Johnny Miller   Bass
Earl Palmer   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Flip Ricard   Trumpet
Mickey Roker   Drums
Satoshi Takeishi   Drums
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Donald Best   Vibes
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson   Choir Conductor
Red Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Jeff Colella   Piano
Myron Grumbacker   Drums
Ike Isaacs Trio   Bass
Norah Jones   Piano,Vocals
Jerry Dodgion   Flute
Lee Allen Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Nat Cole   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Count Basie   Arranger
Bob Belden   Arranger
Duke Pearson   Arranger
Horace Silver   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Tommy Oliver   Arranger
Earl E. Lawrence   Composer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer

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