JRR 25 Dec

JRR Christmas


Artist               Duke Ellington

Title                Jingle Bells

Composer       James Lord Pierpont

Album             Jingle Bells Jazz

Label               Columbia

Number          PC36803 Track 1

Duration         2.59

Performers    Bill Berry, Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Ray Nance, t; Britt Woodman, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Brown, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney bars; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d. 21 June 1962



Artist               David Rees-Williams

Title                Personent Hodie

Composer       traditional

Album             Ex-Mass

Label               Champs Hill

Number          CHRCD047-E Track 2

Duration         4.42

Performers    David Rees-Williams, p, kb; Neil Francis, b; Phil Laslett, d. 2012.


Artist               Sackville All Stars

Title                Silent Night

Composer       trad

Album             The Sackville All Star Christmas Record

Label               Sackville

Number          CD 2-3038 Track 8

Duration         5.47

Performers    Jim Galloway, ss; Ralph Sutton, p; Milt Hinton, b; Gus Johnson, d. 1986.



Artist               Sauter Finegan Orchestra

Title                Midnight Sleigh Ride

Composer       Prokofiev (from Lt Kije) arr Sauter – Fingean

Album             New Directions in Music

Label               RCA

Number          LPM 1227-C Track 3

Duration         3.00

Performers    Personnel unavailable rec 1952.




Artist               MJQ

Title                God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Composer       Trad

Album             Live in Cologne: Gurzenich Concert Hall

Label               Jazzline

Number          N 78006 Track 4

Duration         EOM 4.58

Performers    Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath b; Connie Kay, d. 1957.



Artist               Dill Jones

Title                God Rest that Merry Monk who’s coming to town.

Composer       trad / Thelonious Monk, arr,. Jones

Album             Davenport Blues

Label               Chiaroscuro

Number          CRD 112 CD 2 Track 12

Duration         5.18

Performers    Dill Jones, p. 1979



Artist               Original Broadway Cast (the Bradford Singers and the Stars of Faith)

Title                Joy To The World

Composer       Isaac Watts / G F Handel (updated!)

Album             Black Nativity – Gospel on Broadway

Label               Vee Jay

Number          SR 5022 Track 7

Duration         1.53

Performers    include: Marion Williams, Madeline Bell, Prof Alex Bradford, Kenneth Washington, Calvin White. Rec 1961.



Artist               Ella Fitzgerald

Title                I Got Rhythm

Composer       G and I Gershwin

Album             The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook

Label               Verve

Number          2610 051 Disc 2 track 1

Duration         3.06

Performers    Ella Fitzgerald, v with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra  1958.



Artist               Spyro Gyra

Title                Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Composer       Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin

Album             A Night Before Christmas

Label               Heads Up

Number          HUCD 3145 Track 7

Duration         4.56

Performers    Jay Beckenstein, ts; Tom Schuman, p; Julio Fernandez, g; Scott Ambush, b; Bonny Bonnaparte, d. 2008.



Artist               Wynton Marsalis

Title                Let It Snow

Composer       J Styne / S Cahn

Album             Crescent City Christmas Card

Label               Columbia

Number          CK 45287 Track 8

Duration         4.18

Performers    Wynton Marsalis, t; Wycliffe Gordon, tb; Alvin Batiste, Wes Anderson, Todd Williams, Joe Temperley, reeds; Marcus Roberts, p; Reginald Veal, b; Herlin Riley, d. 1989.




Artist               Nat King Cole

Title                Unforgettable

Composer       Irv Gordon

Album             The Complete Nelson Riddle Studio Sessions

Label               Music Milestones

Number          983200 CD 1 Track 7

Duration         3.11

Performers    Nat King Cole, v; Buddy Cole, p; Bob Bain, g; Joe Comfort, b; Nick Fatool, d; Jack Constanza, perc; strings, arr. and cond: Nelson Riddle. 17 Aug 1951.



Artist               Patricia Barber

Title                Postmodern Blues

Composer       Patricia Barber

Album             Modern Cool

Label               Blue Note

Number          72435 21811 2 4 Track 11

Duration         5.49

Performers    Patricia Barber, v, p; John McLean, g; Michael Arnopol, b; Mark Walker, d, perc.



Artist               Duke Ellington

Title                Peanut Brittle Brigade

Composer       Tchaikovsky arr Ellington / Strayhorn

Album             The Nutcracker Suite

Label               Columbia

Number          CS8341 Track 3

Duration         4.41

Performers    Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Andres Merenguita, Eddie Mullins, t; Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, tb; Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, reeds; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d. Aug 1961