Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Crescent City Christmas Card’

Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Crescent City Christmas Card’ is a holiday album featuring Kathleen Battle and Jon Hendricks and released in January, 1990 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Carol Of The Bells (Mykola Leontovych, Traditional) – 04:56 . 2.Silent Night (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) – Feat: . 3.Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley) – 03:09 . 4.Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Davis, Henry Onerati, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) – 05:29 . 5.We The Three Kings (Sidney Arodin, John Henry Hopkins, Jr., Traditional) – 05:22 . 6.Oh Tannenbaum (Traditional) – 01:39 . 7.Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – Feat: . 8.Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 04:20 . 9.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) – 05:43 . 10.Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard, Dick Smith) – 02:55 . 11.Jingle Bells (James Pierpont) – 03:23 . 12.O Come All Ye Faithful (Frederick Oakeley, John Reading, John Francis Wade) – 01:37 . 13.’Twas The Night Before Christmas (Clement C. Moore, Traditional) – 08:07

Musicians : Wessell Anderson – Sax (Alto) . Alvin Batiste – Clarinet . Kathleen Battle – Soprano (Vocal) On (2) . Wycliffe Gordon – Trombone . Jon Hendricks – Vocals On (7) . Ben Riley – Drums . Herlin Riley – Drums . Marcus Roberts – Piano . Joe Temperley – Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Baritone) . Reginald Veal – Bass . Todd Williams – Clarinet, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)

Production : Produced By Dr. George Butler, Steven Epstein . Dennis Ferrante – Engineer . Tim Geelan – Engineer

Package : Josephine Didonato – Art Direction . Stanley Crouch – Liner Notes . Ken Nahoum – Photography

Recorded January 24, 1989 – April 4, 1989.

Released January, 1990 By Columbia.

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dial35 @ RateYourMusic
I appreciate the talent that went into this… Doesn’t necessarily mean I liked it. Pretty dissonant, although their interpretation of “Carol of the Bells” is nice. […]

A Customer @ Amazon
With the exception of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (I don’t know what he was thinking on that one), all of the songs are exceptionally well-crafted. This is a perfect CD for trimming the tree. […]

allmusic
Due to some of his statements, Wynton Marsalis gained the reputation of not having much of a sense of humor but the picture of him on this album (plus the music in general) dispelled that notion. […]

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