Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection

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Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection
Compilation album by Grover Washington Jr.
Released Sep 30, 1997
Genre Jazz
Length 59:35
Label Columbia
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection is a Christmas compilation album by 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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:56
  2. "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" (Chris Eaton, Amy Grant) – 6:59
  3. "The Love in His Infant Eyes" (Donald Robinson, Grover Washington Jr.) – 4:27
  4. "Away in a Manger" – 5:56
  5. "I Wonder as I Wander" – 5:23
  6. "Christmas Time Is Here" (Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelssohn) – 5:04
  7. "The Magi's Song/A Child Is Born" (Joe Locke/Thad Jones)– 4:56
  8. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 4:22
  9. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:33
  10. "The Christmas Waltz" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 4:47
  11. "Christmas Day Chant" – 3:41
  12. "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
  • Steve Wolf – Drums

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