God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen

God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen


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For this Christmas jazz album, six top artists who were on Columbia's roster at the time contribute a song apiece. Tenor-great Dexter Gordon plays a memorable version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," apianist McCoy Tyner performs a solo rendition of "I'll Be Home for Chrtistmas," the Arthur Blythe Quartet is lyrical on "The Christmas Song," The Heath Brothers tackle "Our Little Town," ltoist Paquito D'Rivera (in a duet with bassist John Miller) interprets "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and Wynton Marsalis's Quintet (with Branford on tenor) plays an abstract rendition of "We Three Kings of Orient Are." Interesting if not overly essential music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643755122
catalogNumber: 37551


  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  3. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  4. Our Little Town
  5. The Christmas Song
  6. We Three Kings

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Arthur Blythe   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Stanley Cowell   Piano,Kalimba
Paquito D'Rivera   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Heath Brothers   Track Performer
Jimmy Heath   Tenor Saxophone
John Hicks   Piano
Kenny Kirkland   Piano
Kirk Lightsey   Piano
Fred Hopkins   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Steve McCall   Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts   Drums
McCoy Tyner   Piano,Track Performer
David Eubanks   Bass
Eddie Gladden   Drums
Branford Marsalis   Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Track Performer
Johnny Miller   Bass
Tony Purrone   Electric Guitar
Clarence Seay   Bass
Akira Tana   Drums
Dexter Gordon Quartet   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mel Tormé   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Jim Fishel   Producer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Don Puluse   Engineer
Robert Wells   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer

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