A Dave Brubeck Christmas

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A Dave Brubeck Christmas
Studio album by Dave Brubeck
Released Sep 17, 1996
Recorded June 6, 1996 & June 8, 1996
Genre Cool jazz
Length 55:28
Label Telarc
Producer John Snyder, Russell Gloyd
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Colin Larkin 1/5 stars [2]

A Dave Brubeck Christmas is a jazz album by Dave Brubeck, released in 1996 on Telarc Jazz Tone #83410.[3] It is a recording of solo piano pieces which were recorded at Ambient Recording Studio in Stamford, Connecticut on June 6th and 8th, 1996. The liner notes are written by Dave Brubeck.[1]

Background[edit]

In addition to several Christmas classics, Brubeck includes two original compositions, "Run, Run, Run to Bethlehem" and "To Us Is Given."[1] Ken Dryden at Allmusic calls "Joy to the World" and "Winter Wonderland" as "treasures" and states the entire cd is "worth repeated hearings."[1] The album made the top-10 on Billboad's Top Jazz Albums chart,[4] and was listed among the best-selling jazz albums of 1997.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. ""Homecoming" Jingle Bells"   3:20
2. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"   3:38
3. "Joy To The World"   2:53
4. "Away In a Manger"   5:03
5. "Winter Wonderland"   4:19
6. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"   5:34
7. "What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)"   3:27
8. "To Us Is Given"   3:32
9. "O Tannenbaum"   3:35
10. "Silent Night"   4:53
11. "Cantos Para Pedir las Posadas"   3:59
12. "Run, Run, Run to Bethlehem"   3:48
13. ""Farewell" Jingle Bells"   2:59
14. "Christmas Song"   4:28

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Billboard

Year Chart Position
1996 top jazz Albums 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d A Dave Brubeck Christmas at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Dicaire, David (2006). Jazz Musicians, 1945 to the Present. McFarland. p. 84. ISBN 9780786485574. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Top Jazz Albums". Billboard. December 14, 1996. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jazz - The Year To Date Chart". Billboard. June 28, 1997. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 

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