A Dave Brubeck Christmas

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A Dave Brubeck Christmas
Studio album by Dave Brubeck
Released Sep 17, 1996
Recorded June 6 & 8, 1996
Genre Jazz, Christmas music
Length 55:28
Label Telarc Jazz Tone #83410[1]
Producer John Snyder, Russell Gloyd
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Colin Larkin 1/5 stars [3]

A Dave Brubeck Christmas is a 1996 album by Dave Brubeck, released in 1996 on Telarc. It is a recording of solo piano pieces which were recorded at Ambient Recording Studio in Stamford, Connecticut on June 6 and 8, 1996. Brubeck also contributed the album's liner notes.[2]

Brubeck's next unaccompanied solo album would be 2000's One Alone.[4]

The album peaked at 3 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.[5]

Background[edit]

In addition to several Christmas classics, Brubeck includes two original compositions, "Run, Run, Run to Bethlehem" and "To Us Is Given."[2] Ken Dryden at Allmusic calls "Joy to the World" and "Winter Wonderland" as "treasures" and states the entire CD is "worth repeated hearings."[2] The album made the top 10 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart,[6] and was listed among the best-selling jazz albums of 1997.[7]

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
  • Tom Bender - technical assistance
  • Anilda Carrasquillo - art direction, cover design
  • Russell Gloyd, John Snyder - producer
  • Kenneth Hamann - engineer
  • Elaine Martone - production supervisor
  • Tom McCluskey - editing
  • Jack Renner - engineer
  • Robert Woods - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dicaire, David (2006). Jazz Musicians, 1945 to the Present. McFarland. p. 84. ISBN 9780786485574. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d A Dave Brubeck Christmas at AllMusic
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dave Brubeck Jazz - One Alone". davebrubeckjazz.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  5. ^ A Dave Brubeck Christmas - Awards at AllMusic
  6. ^ "Top Jazz Albums". Billboard. December 14, 1996. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jazz - The Year To Date Chart". Billboard. June 28, 1997. Retrieved June 27, 2014.