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is a Christmas compilation album by Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection Grover Washington Jr., mostly on soprano saxophone, released in 1997 and nominated for a Grammy in 1998. Dawn Andrews contributes vocals and cello.  Billy Childs contributes piano.
Reception [ edit ]
Scott Yanow of AllMusic commented "For this set of Christmas-related songs, Grover Washington, Jr. (mostly on soprano but also contributing some tenor and alto) sounds soulful but restrained. The renditions are lightly funky, atmospheric, and generally quite dull. Billy Childs is excellent on piano, and the musicianship of the other players is fine, but the similarity of moods and grooves, along with the somber feel of most of the music, makes this a surprisingly tedious listen".
Track listing [ edit ]
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" ( Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:56 "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" (Chris Eaton,
Amy Grant) – 6:59 "The Love in His Infant Eyes" (Donald Robinson, Grover Washington Jr.) – 4:27
Away in a Manger" – 5:56 "
I Wonder as I Wander" – 5:23 "
Christmas Time Is Here" ( Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelssohn) – 5:04 "The Magi's Song/A Child Is Born" (Joe Locke/
Thad Jones)– 4:56 "
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" ( Johann Sebastian Bach) – 4:22 "
The Christmas Song" ( Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:33 "The Christmas Waltz" (
Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 4:47 "Christmas Day Chant" – 3:41
"Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song, Instrumental Version)" (Eaton, Grant) – 5:18
Personnel [ edit ]
Dawn Andrews – Cello, Vocals
Todd Barkan – Producer
Pablo Batista – Percussion, Conga
Hiram Bullock – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Arranger, Keyboards Alice Butts – Design
Billy Childs – Piano, Arranger, Keyboards David Ellis – Illustrations
Lisa Fischer – Vocals Sven Granert – Production Assistant, Assistant Producer
Adam Holzman – Synthesizer
Bashiri Johnson – Percussion
Kiku – Art Direction
Will Lee – Bass
Victor Lewis – Drums
Joe Locke – Arranger, Chimes, Keyboards, Marimba, Vibraphone Donald Robinson – Piano, Arranger, Keyboards, Producer
Norman Jean Roy – Photography
Maureen Sickler – Assistant Engineer
Paul Silverthorne – Production Coordination
Richard Lee Steacker – Guitar
Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Gerald Veasley – Bass Christine Washington – Production Coordination
Grover Washington Jr. – Arranger, Alto, Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
Steven Wolf – Drums
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