A Jazz Christmas

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The Christmas Song

Celebrate It's Christmas Time

 

Oh, Christmas Tree

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Seasoned Greetings

Silent Night

Colour Naturelle (Natural Color)

This Christmas

Deck The Halls

A Child is Born

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem 

We Three Kings

Dreams Come True

The Braxton Brothers

Topcats Featuring Gerald Spikes, Frank Ingram, & Freddie Flewellen

W.G. Snuffy Walden & Michael Ruff

Lani Hall

Tim Weisberg

Hiroshima

Todd Cochran

Etta James

Larry Ceryell

Ricky Peterson

Paul Horn

Earl Klugh

Jim Brickman

4:46

4:16

4:18

4:10

4:21

3:47

3:41

5:13

3:09

4:36

3:58

5:13

3:23

Album produced by
Patrick Clifford

Tracks produced by the respective recording artists, exceptions & additionals noted below when applicable

This Album is out of print but available used on Amazon.com

A Windham Hill Jazz Christmas (BMG 01934 13702) - 1998

 

A Jazz Christmas is the first of two "Windham Hill Jazz" Christmas albums released during the "BMG Years." BMG saw an asset in the Jazz imprint and turned out a number of albums and artists during the mid-90s. 

 

I read an article in billboard that said that Windham Hill Jazz was a target for BMG in the early days, I guess the wave of "Smooth Jazz" that hit a number of record labels in the 90s was also caught by Windham Hill. A number of the jazz artists who released albums on the Windham imprint at this time are also featured here on this record.

There's one "Classic" Windham Hill featured here: W.G. Snuffy Walden. The great Paul Horn also makes his only Windham Hill compilation appearance. 

 

Though I have some trouble reconciling the style of this album (and its companion album: A Jazz Noel) with the rest of the holiday catalog, there are some gems on this record, and a lot of talent featured. Here's Mr. Horn's O Little Town of Bethlehem. 

Music and Artwork © Their Respective Releases by Windham Hill Records, a Division of Legacy Recordings from Sony Music Entertainment. 

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