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Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz

  • 1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Ella Fitzgerald/Frank DeVol
    2. Merry Christmas, Baby - Kenny Burrell/Richard Evans
    3. Christmas Eve - Lionel Newman/Billy Eckstine
    4. Here Comes Santa Claus - Ramsey Lewis
    5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Joe Williams
    6. Greensleeves - John Coltrane
    7. Christmas Song, The - Mel Torm/Wally Stott & His Orchestra
    8. 'Zat You, Santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong/Commanders
    9. Winter Wonderland - Shirley Horn
    10. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bill Evans
    11. Good Morning Blues - Count Basie Orchestra
    12. Jingle Bells - Jimmy Smith
    13. Silent Night - Dinah Washington
    14. Child Is Born, A - Oscar Peterson
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 549067

  • Credits

    Compilation producers: Bryan Koniaz, Ben Young.
    Digitally remastered by Jeff Willens (Universal Mastering Studios-East).
    Personnel: Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams , John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Mel Torm, Shirley Horn, Billy Eckstine (vocals); Eddie Durham (guitar, trombone); Freddie Green, Kenny Burrell, Mark Whitfield, Quentin Warren, Carmen Mastren (guitar); Herschel Evans, Lester Young (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Jack Washington, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Earle Warren, Jesse Davis (alto saxophone); Al Klink, Ron Blake (tenor saxophone); Seldon Powell (baritone saxophone); Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn); Andrew Ferretti, Clark Terry, Carl Poole, Ed Lewis, Bob Moore , Joe Wilder, Billy Butterfield, Buck Clayton (trumpet); Don Sickler (flugelhorn); Phil Giardina, Jack Satterfield, George Hunt, Al Grey, Lou McGarity, Dan Minor, Cutty Cutshall (trombone); Charles Stepney (piano, organ); McCoy Tyner, Norman Simmons, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Bernie Leighton, Bill Evans (piano); Jimmy Smith (organ); Dennis Mackrel, Elvin Jones, Ed Grady, Jo Jones , Paul Motian, Redd Holt, Billy Drummond, Billy Hart, Morris Jennings (drums).
    Recording information: Chicago, IL (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Clinton Recording, New York, NY (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Fine Recording. NYC (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Giant Studios, New York, NY (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); London, England (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Los Angeles, CA (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); MPS Studio, Villengen, Germany (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); New York, NY (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (08/09/1937-04/??/1996); Webster Hall, New York, NY (08/09/1937-04/??/1996).
    Arrangers: Don Sickler; Joe Williams ; Norman Simmons; Tutti Camarata; Frank DeVol; Wally Stott.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (11/30/01, p.95) - "...For variety, talent, and surprises, you're not likely to find am ore entertaining jazz holiday CD..." - Rating: A-
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