Justin Time for Christmas Three
Various Artists - Compilations
Label : JUST // Holidays // 2001-10-01
The Canadian label Justin Time can always be count...
The Canadian label Justin Time can always be counted upon to produce a diverse sounding Christmas CD, and this third compilation is no exception. Bassist Dave Young is joined by Cedar Walton and Barry Elmes for a bluesy take of "The Christmas Song while pianist John Stetch's approach to "Christmas Time Is Here" gradually takes a slightly dissonant path, and Oliver Jones, who studied piano with Oscar Peterson's sister, offers a richly textured "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." One of the wildest songs is "We Three Kings," with some adventurous playing by multi-reed player Michael Marcus and the late pianist Jaki Byard. Hugh Ragin leads three other trumpeters in a stunning arrangement of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." Highlights among the vocal tracks include Ranee Lee's intimate reworking of "Santa Baby" with guitarist Richard Ring and percussionist Denis Chiche; Johanne Blouin's relaxed approach to "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" with a trio led by John Hicks; and Jeri Brown's lovely, very deliberate duet with pianist Milton Sealy of "The Christmas Song." Overall, this Christmas collection is a very worthwhile investment.
|01||Wohl mir daB ich Jesum habe||4:19|
|02||The Christmas Song||3:57|
|05||We Three Kings||2:20|
|06||God Rest You Merry Gentelmen||4:10|
|07||Christmas Time Is Here||3:32|
|09||Jezu Malusienki (O Little Jesus)||4:00|
|10||It Came Upon a Midnight Clear||2:45|
|12||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas||6:10|
|15||Little Drummer Boy||2:30|
|16||Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow||3:54|