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Christmas Break: Relaxing Jazz for the Holidays [Remaster]

  • 1. White Christmas - Oscar Peterson
    2. Christmastime Is Here - Mel Torm
    3. O Tannenbaum - Jim Hall
    4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Jeanie Bryson/Kenny Barron
    5. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan
    6. Donkey Carol - George Shearing Quintet
    7. Christmas Song, The - Kevin Mahogany/Ray Brown Trio/Russell Malone
    8. Christmas Waltz - Oscar Peterson
    9. Away in a Manger - George Shearing
    10. Silent Night - Dave Brubeck
    11. Ave Maria - Al di Meola
    12. "Farewell" Jingle Bells - Dave Brubeck
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83657

  • Credits
    ProducerElaine Martone; Al DiMeola; Ray Brown; Robert Woods; Russell Gloyd; John Snyder; Lynne Hoffman Engel (Compilation)
    EngineerSpyros Poulos; Rich Tozzoli; Jack Renner; Michael Bishop

    Personnel: Jeanie Bryson, Kevin Mahogany, Mel Torm (vocals); Lorne Lofsky, Louis Stewart, Reg Schwager, Russell Malone (guitar); Al di Meola (acoustic guitar, percussion); Jim Hall (acoustic guitar); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Dave Brubeck, Geoff Keezer, George Shearing, John Colianni, Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson (piano); Don Thompson Quartet, Dave Samuels (vibraphone); Dennis Mackrel, Gregory Hutchinson, Allan Ganley, Ron Davies, Donny Osborne (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Spyros Poulos; Rich Tozzoli.
    Recording information: Ambient Recording Studio, Stamford, CT (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Avatar Studios, Studio C, New York, NY (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Carriage House Studio, Stamford, CT (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Clinton Recording Studio, New York, NY (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Commercial Recording, Cleveland, OH (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); CTS Recording Studio LTD, London, England (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Eastern Studio A, Toronto, Canada (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Manta (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); O'Henry Studios, Studio A, Burbank, CA (06/21/1992-04/09/1998); The Power Station, New York, NY (06/21/1992-04/09/1998).
    Arrangers: Dave Brubeck; George Shearing; Gerry Mulligan; Ted Brancato; Jim Hall; Mel Torm.
    Christmas Break: Relaxing Jazz for the Holidays is a collection of holiday tunes recorded for the Telarc label. Among the standout tracks are: Oscar Peterson's "White Christmas," Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," Jim Hall's "O Tannenbaum," and Mel Torm's "Christmastime Is Here (From "A Charlie Brown Christmas")." This is a solid collection of holiday standards guaranteed to please any fan of mainstream jazz. ~ Al Campbell

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