20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas

20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas


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There are innumerable smooth jazz holiday compilations currently flooding the market, but this one has something special in store for aficionados of the genre. This 20th Century Masters edition of smooth jazz holiday favorites is assembled from three volumes of GRP Christmas favorites and Motown's smooth jazz Christmas album from the mid-'90s. The 11-song collection is a smooth blend of holiday favorites and contemporary standards rolled up with a twist of lime. A lineup of accomplished performers, including Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, David Benoit, and the Yellowjackets are blended in with up-and-coming artists and other smooth jazz mainstays to deliver a soft, warm session that is polished in its production and sequenced in a pleasantly inoffensive manner. A nice alternative to run-of-the-mill traditional holiday compilations and a nice supplement to any smooth jazz collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602498838167
catalogNumber: 000516302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Austin   Vocals
Bob Mintzer   Soprano Saxophone
Tom Scott   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Norman Brown   Guitar
Don Grusin   Keyboards,electronic percussion
Eric Reed   Piano
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
George Jinda   Percussion,Udu
Michael Abene   Piano,Keyboards,Synclavier
David Benoit   Piano
Bonnie Boyer   Background Vocals
Tom Brechtlein   Drums
Scott Cannady   Bass
Tim Cornwell   Percussion
Bob Feldman   Electric Bass
Russell Ferrante   Keyboards
Johnny Friday   Drums,Timbales
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
William Kennedy   Drums
John Mahoney   Synclavier
James Manning   Bass
Frank McComb   Strings,Vocals,Brass,fender rhodes
Tom McMorran   Piano
Alison Mills   Vocals
Chieli Minucci   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tony Morales   Drums
George Mraz   Bass,Bass Guitar
Derek Organ   Drums
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Joel Smith   Bass,Bass Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Ben Wolfe   Bass
Dave Kochanski   Keyboards
Alonzo Powell   Drums
Tommy Organ   Guitar
Bruce Buchanan   Synclavier
Stephanie Ihde   Vocals
Andre Woodert   Vocals
Sasha Zatolokin   Vocals
Brian Kim   Vocals
Ali Muhammed Jackson   Drums
Esme Ganz   Vocals
Sadie Grusin   Vocals
Omar Liu   Vocals
Remy MacLeod   Vocals
Mandy O'Neal   Vocals
Katherine Upton   Vocals
Jimmy Johnson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Tom Scott   Programming
Mel Tormé   Composer
Yellowjackets   Producer
Norman Brown   Producer
Don Grusin   Producer,Audio Production
Franz Gruber   Composer
Michael Abene   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Banks   Audio Production
William Banks   Producer
Frank McComb   Producer,Audio Production
Carl Wheeler   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Vartan   Art Direction
Mike Ragogna   Producer
Dana Smart   Producer
Peter J. Wilhousky   Composer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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