Chris Botti / December

個人的に最近一番お気に入りのクリスマス・アルバム。 クリスのファルセットトーンのトランペットがクリスマス・ソングにとてもよくあいます。

Chris Botti (trumpet)
Billy Childs (fender rhodes,piano)
Anthony Wilson (guitar)
David Carpenter (bass)
Peter Erskine (drums)...etc
1. The Christmas Song
2. Ave Maria
3. Winter Wonderland
4. The First Noel
5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
6. Hallelujah
7. I Really Don't Want Much For Christmas
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
10. Silent Night
11. Little Drummer Boy
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. I'll Be Home For Christmas
Chris Botti Album List を見る

Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas

ブルージー・バレルがオーケストラをバックにクリスマス・ソングを奏でます。 個人的にクリスマス・シーズンにはヘビー・ローテーションの1枚

Kenny Burrell (guitar)
with Orchestra
1. The Little Drummer Boy
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. My Favorite Things
4. Away In A Manger
5. Mary's Little Boy Chile
6. White Christmas
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
8. The Christmas Song
9. Go Where I Send Thee
10. Silent Night
11. Twelve Days Of Christmas
12. Merry Christmas Baby
Kenny Burrell Album List を見る

Oscar Peterson / An Oscar Peterson Christmas

オスカー・ピーターソンのクリスマス・アルバム。 セクステット編成で曲によってはステリングスがプラスされ心地よいアルバムです。

Oscar Peterson (piano)
Dave Samiels (vibes)
Jack Schantz (flugelhorn)
Lorne Lofsky (guitar)
David Young (bass)
Jerry Fuller (drums)
1. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
2. What Child Is This?
3. Let it Snow
4. White Christmas
5. Jingle Bells
6. I'll Be Home For Christmas
7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
8. O Little Town of Bethlehem
9. Christmas Waltz
10. Have Yourself A Merry Little C
11. Silent Night
12. Winter Wonderland
13. Away in a Manger
14. O Christmas Tree
Oscar Peterson Album List を見る

Jimmy Smith / Christmas Cookin'

ビッグバンドとコンボの2種類のセッションを収録したファンキーでソウルフルなクリスマス・アルバム。 ファンキー・ムードのクリスマス・アルバムをお探しの方にはオススメの1枚。

Jimmy Smith (organ)
Kenny Burrell [1,3-5,7,10](guitar)
Quentin Warren [2,6,8](guitar)
Wes Montgomery [9](guitar)
Grady Tate [1,3-5,7,9](drums)
Billy Hart [2,6,8](drums)
Ernie Royal, Vernie Glow, Danny Stiles, Joe Wilder [1,3-5,7,10](trumpet)
Joe Newman [1,3-5,7,10](flugelhorn)
Jimmy Cleveland, Chauncey Welsh [1,3-5,7,10](trombone)...etc
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2. Jingle Bells
3. We Three Kings
4. The Christmas Song
5. White Christmas
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Silent Night
8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
9. Baby, It's Cold Outside
10. Greensleeves
Jimmy Smith Album List を見る

Wynton Marsalis / Crescent City Christmas Card

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)
Wes Anderson (alto sax)
Alvin Batiste (clarinet)
Wycliffe Gordon (trombone)
Joe Temperley (bass clarinet,baritone sax)
Todd Williams (tenor/soplano sax)
Marcus Roberts (piano)
Herlin Riley (drums)
Reginald Veal (bass)
Kathleen Battle [2](vocal)
Jon Hendricks [7](vocal)
1. Carol Of the Bells
2. Silent Night
3. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. We Three Kings
6. Oh Tannenbaum
7. Sleigh Ride
8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10. Winter Wonderland
11. Jingle Bells
12. O Come All Ye Faithful
13. Twas The Night Before Christmas
Wynton Marsalis Album List を見る

Various Artists / Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz

ボーカルとインストルメンタルが半々の構成で、各アーティストの個性が出ていて思わず 「やっぱりケニー・バレルが弾くとこうなるなぁ」とかニヤリとしながら聴いています(*^_^*)

Various Artists
1.Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Ella Fizgerald
2.Merry Christmas, Baby / Kenny Burrell
3.Christmas Eve / Billy Eckstine
4.Here Comes Santa Claus / Ramsey Leuis
5.Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Joe Williams
6.Greensleeves / John Coltrane
7.Christmas Song / Mel torme
8.'Zat You, Santa Claus? / Louis Armstrong
9.Winter Wonderland / Shirley Horn
10.Santa Claus Is Coming to Town / Bill Evance
11.Good Morning, Blues / Count Basie
12.Jingle Bells / Jimmy smith
13.Silent Night / Dinah Washington
14.Child Is Born / Oscar Peterson

Various Artists / Jazz To The World


Various Artists
1. Winter Wonderland / Herb Alpert & Jeff Lorber
2. Baby, It's Cold Outside / Dianne Revers & Lou Rawls
3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / Fourplay
4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Diana Krall
5. O Tannenbaum / Stanley Clarke, George Duke & Everette Harp
6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Michael Franks
7. Christmas Waltz / The Brecker Brothers with Steve Khan
8. Little Drummer Boy / Cassandra Wilson
9. I'll Be Home for Christmas / Herbie Hancock & Eliane Elias
10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel / John McLaughlin
11. Christmas Blues / Holly Cole
12. Angels We Have Heard on High / Steps Ahead
13. Christmas Song / Anita Baker
14. What Child Is This? / Chick Corea
15. Winter Wonderland / Dave Koz
16. Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant / Dr. John