A Night Before Christmas

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A Night Before Christmas
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2008 (2008-09-23)
GenreJazz, Christmas
Length53:20
LabelHeads Up
ProducerDave Love
Spyro Gyra chronology
Good to Go-Go
(2008)
A Night Before Christmas
(2008)
Down the Wire
(2009)

A Night Before Christmas is the thirtieth album (and first Christmas album) by Spyro Gyra, recorded and released in 2008.

Janis Siegel of the Manhattan Transfer sings on "Baby, It's Cold Outside".[1] The album peaked at No. 14 on the Holiday Albums chart at Billboard magazine.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "O Tannenbaum" (Traditional) – 6:01
  2. "It Won't Feel Like Christmas" (Jay Beckenstein, Terry Cox) – 3:46
  3. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – 3:18
  4. "Christmas Time Is Here" (Lee Mendelson, Vince Guaraldi) – 5:47
  5. "Baby It's Cold Outside" (Frank Loesser) – 4:42
  6. "Carol of the Bells" (Traditional) – 4:36
  7. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:56
  8. "The First Noel" (Traditional) – 4:36
  9. "Silent Night" (Traditional) – 5:04
  10. "This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway) – 5:49
  11. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:38[1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Jay Beckenstein – saxophone
  • Tom Schuman – piano
  • Julio Fernandez – guitar
  • Scott Ambush – bass guitar, double bass
  • Bonny Bonnaparte – drums, vocals on "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "The Christmas Song"

Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keresman, Mark. "A Night Before Christma". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Spyro Gyra – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2017.