26/12/2016

Various Artists "A GRP Christmas Collection" (1988) - Smooth Jazz / Contemporary Jazz-



Label : GRP Records


01 - Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati & Harry Someone)
02 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)
03 - Carol Of The Bells (Peter J. Wilhousky)
04 - The Christmas Song (Mel Torme & Robert Wells)
05 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie)
06 - White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
07 - This Christmas (Donny Hathaway & Nadine McKinnor)
08 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional Carol)
09 - Sleigh Ride (LeRoy Anderson & Mitchell Parish)
10 - What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) (William C. Dix)
11 - Silent Night (Joseph More & Franz Gruber)
12 - Some Children See Him (Alfred Burt & Wilha Hutson)


Produced by Michael Abene
Associate Producer : Gretchen Hoffman Abene
Executive Producers : Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen
"The Christmas Song", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Sleigh Ride" & "What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)" Recorded by Josiah Gluck at Clinton Recording Studios, NYC
Assisted by Neil Dignon & Joe Martin
"Little Drummer Boy", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Carol Of The Bells", "This Christmas" & "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Recorded by Les Brockmann at Mad Hatter Studios, LA, CA
Assisted by Larry Mah
"Silent Night" Recorded by Paul Wickliffe at Clinton Recording Studios, NYC
Assisted by Joe Martin
"Little Drummer Boy" Mixed by Don Murray at Starlight Studios, Malibu, CA
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Mixed by Les Brockmann at Mad Hatter Studios, LA, CA
"White Christmas" Recorded & Mixed by Don Murray at Starlight Studios, Malibu, CA
"Some Children See Him" Digitally Recorded Live to 2-track by Don Murray at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
All Selections Digitally Mixed & Edited by Josiah Gluck at The Review Room, NYC (except were indicated)
Digitally Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound


01 - Little Drummer Boy

Featuring Daryl Stuermer
Arranged by Darryl Stuermer & Mark Torroll
Daryl Stuermer : Guitar & Electric Bass
Brad Cole : Electric Keyboards & Synthesized Bass
Mark Torroll : Drums & Drum Machine

02 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Featuring Tom Scott
Arranged by Tom Scott
Tom Scott : Tenor Saxophone
Don Grusin : Electric Keyboards
Dean Parks : Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta : Drums
Michael Fisher : Percussion & Crotales

03 - Carol Of The Bells

Featuring David Benoit
Arranged by David Benoit
David Benoit : Piano
Grant Geissman : Guitar
Bob Feldman : Electric Bass
Tony Morales : Drums

04 - The Christmas Song

Featuring Diane Schuur
Arranged by Michael Abene
Diane Schuur : Vocals
Mitch Forman : Piano
Bob Cranshaw : Electric Bass
Allan Schwarzberg : Drums

05 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Featuring Dave Valentin
Arranged by Bill O'Connell
Dave Valentin : Flute
Bill O'Connell : Piano
Lincoln Goines : Electric Bass
Robbie Ameen : Drums
Rafael DeJesus : Congas & Cow Bell

06 - White Christmas

Featuring Lee Ritenour
Arranged by Lee Ritenour
Lee Ritenour : Guitar

07 - This Christmas

Featuring Yutaka
Arranged by Yutaka Yokobura
Yutaka : Vocals, Electric Koto, Drum Machine & Electric Keyboards

08 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Featuring Chick Corea Elektic Band
Arranged by Chick Corea
Produced by Chick Corea
Chick Corea : Piano
John Patitucci : Electric Bass
Dave Weckl : Drums
Frank Gambale : Guitar
Eric Marienthal : Saxophone

09 - Sleigh Ride

Featuring Eddie Daniels
Arranged by Dave Samuels
Eddie Daniels : Clarinet
Dave Samuels : Marimba, Vibraphone & Glockenspiel
Sammy Figueroa : Percussion

10 - What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)

Featuring Mark Egan
Arranged by Mark Egan
Mark Egan : Fretless 4 x 8 String Pedulla Bass
Sammy Figueroa : Percussion

11 - Silent Night

Featuring Special FX
Arranged by Chieli Minucci & George Jinda
Chieli Minucci : Electric & Acoustic Guitars
George Jinda : Udu Drum & Percussion

12 - Some Children See Him

Featuring Dave Grusin
Arranged by Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin : Piano