CD Jingle Bell Jazz [Columbia CD] (CD 383816),
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Jingle Bell Jazz [Columbia CD]

  • 1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Dexter Gordon Quartet
    2. I'll Be Home for Christmas - McCoy Tyner
    3. Christmas Song, The - The Arthur Blythe Quartet
    4. Our Little Town - Heath Brothers
    5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Paquito d'Rivera
    6. We Three Kings of Orient Are - Wynton Marsalis Septet
    7. Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington
    8. White Christmas - Lionel Hampton
    9. Christmas Song, The - Carmen McRae
    10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Pony Poindexter
    11. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Dave Brubeck Quartet
    12. Deck Us All With Boston Charlie - Ike Isaacs Trio
    13. Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) - Miles Davis
    14. Deck the Halls - Herbie Hancock
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CK-40166

  • Credits
    ProducerDexter Gordon; Jimmy Heath; Jim Fishel; McCoy Tyner; Michael Cuscuna; Paquito D'Rivera; Percy Heath; Arthur Blythe; Teo Macero; Wynton Marsalis
    EngineerDon Puluse

    Performers include: Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Paquito D'Rivera, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Heath Brothers, Carmen McRae, Arthur Blythe, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Pony Poindexter, Dave Brubeck, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Herbie Hancock.
    Personnel: Dave Carey, Lionel Hampton (vocals, vibraphone); Bob Dorough, Carmen McRae (vocals); Al Caiola, Billy Mackel (guitar); Tony Purrone (electric guitar); Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope (reeds); Frank Wess, Wayne Shorter (saxophone); Pony Poindexter (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Gene Quill, Paquito d'Rivera, Phil Woods, Arthur Blythe, Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Miles Davis, Ray Nance, Woody Shaw, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Robert McGarity, Frank Rehak, Dick Hixson, Jimmy Cleveland, Lawrence Brown , Robert Byrne, Chuck Connors, Britt Woodman (trombone); McCoy Tyner (piano, grand piano); Stanley Cowell (piano, kalimba); Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Gildo Mahones, Herbie Hancock, John Hicks, Kenny Kirkland, Kirk Lightsey, Tommy Flanagan, Billy Strayhorn (piano); Norman Simmons (celesta); John Miller , David Eubanks, Clarence Seay, Fred Hopkins, Johnny Miller, Percy Heath (acoustic bass); Eddie Gladden, Jimmy Wormworth, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Jimmy Cobb , Joe Morello, Akira Tana, Osie Johnson, Sam Woodyard, Steve McCall, Ed Shaughnessy, Charlie Persip (drums); William Correa (congas, bongos, percussion).
    Recording information: New York, NY (06/04/1961-01/14/1969).
    Arrangers: Jay Cee; McCoy Tyner; Paquito d'Rivera; Teo Macero; Wynton Marsalis.
    Columbia through the years has had several Christmas jazz samplers. This album is mostly from the 1961-62 period, although there is an unusual version of "Deck the Halls" that features both Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea on pianos in 1969 with a nonet. Highlights include Duke Ellington's "Jingle Bells," the Chico Hamilton Quintet playing "Winter Wonderland," the Dave Brubeck Quartet romping through "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and Bob Dorough's bah-humbug "Blue Xmas" with Miles Davis. ~ Scott Yanow

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