Album Info

Blue Note
Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, Christmas, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Holidays

Album Review

This Christmas jazz album has a wide variety of generally enjoyable performances by 16 different groups. High points include a funny version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by singers Dianne Reeves and Lou Rawls, a Herbie Hancock-Eliane Elias piano duet on "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and Holly Cole's "Christmas Blues." The other performers include Herb Alpert with Jeff Lorber, Fourplay (featuring Lee Ritenour), Diana Krall, Stanley Clarke, Michael Franks, the Brecker Brothers, Cassandra Wilson, John McLaughlin, Steps Ahead, Anita Baker (out of place but okay on "The Christmas Song"), Dave Koz, and Dr. John. Although not a classic release, most of the performances are rewarding.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  5. O Tannenbaum
  6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  7. The Christmas Waltz
  8. The Little Drummer Boy
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  11. The Christmas Blues
  12. Angels We Have Heard on High
  13. The Christmas Song
  14. What Child Is This?
  15. Winter Wonderland
  16. Il Est NĂ©, Le Divin Enfant