Diana Krall’s ‘Christmas Songs’ is her ninth album performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and released on November 1, 2005 by Verve Records.
Track Listing : 1.Jingle Bells (James Pierpont) – 03:26 . 2.Let It Snow (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 04:02 . 3.The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 04:24 . 4.Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – 03:15 . 5.I’Ll Be Home For Christmas (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) – 03:08 . 6.Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson) – 03:35 . 7.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 02:54 . 8.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 04:19 . 9.White Christmas (Irving Berlin) – 04:32 . 10.What Are You Doing New Year’S Eve? (Frank Loesser) – 04:10 . 11.Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – 03:26 . 12.Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep (Irving Berlin) – 03:41
Musicians : The Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – Band . Jeff Hamilton – Drums . Robert Hurst – Bass Guitar . Anthony Wilson – Guitar . Gerald Clayton – Piano On (7) . Tamir Hendelman – Piano On (11), Fender Rhodes On (10) . Jeff Clayton – Alto Saxophone, Flute . Keith Fiddmont – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet . Rickey Woodard – Tenor Saxophone Solos, Clarinet . Charles Owens – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet . Adam Schroeder – Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet . Rick Baptist – Trumpet . Sal Cracchiolo – Trumpet . Clay Jenkins – Trumpet . Gilberto Castellanos – Trumpet . William Barnhart – Trombone . Ira Nepus – Trombone . George Bohanon – Trombone . Ryan Porter – Trombone . Tommy Johnson – Tuba . Rick Todd – French Horn . David Duke – French Horn . Joe Meyer – French Horn . Brad Warnaar – French Horn . Joe Porcaro – Percussion . John Clayton – Arranger . Johnny Mandel – Arranger
Production : Produced By Tommy Lipuma, Diana Krall . Al Schmitt – Engineer, Mixing . Doug Sax – Mastering
Package : Coco Shinomiya – Design . Sam Taylor-Wood – Photography . Nicole Clarke – Hair Stylist . Hollis King – Art Direction . Charlie Pichon – Make-Up
Released On November 1, 2005 By Verve Records.
Enjoy the Music
The highest compliment that any one can give anybody is that no one is better than they are. When it comes to diving deep and coming up with audiophile pearls of ethereal pleasure, no one is better than lovely Diana is. Five Blue Notes for her performance: I can not imagine somebody doing what she does significantly better than she does. […]
Most tunes are of the light and fun varietyand the ballads are sentimental without being maudlin. The only “surprising” selections are the always welcome “Christmas Time is Here” from everyone’s favorite Peanuts TV special and the thoughtful “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep” as a closer. […]
The outstanding track is the last one ‘Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep’, which is a perfect song to make you fall asleep just right after the record ends. […]