2005 Diana Krall – Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, performed with The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. It was released on October 26, 2005, by Verve Records. This is Krall’s first full-length album of Christmas songs (not counting her 1998 EP Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), and her first studio album with a big band. The album was released on vinyl for the first time on October 14, 2016

Tracks

1  Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont) 03:25
2  Let It Snow (Jule Styne; Sammy Cahn) 04:01
3  The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé; Robert Wells) 04:23
4  Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard; Dick Smith) 03:14
5  I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Kim Gannon; Walter Kent; Buck Ram) 03:07
6  Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi; Lee Mendelson) 03:34
7  Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Fred Coots; Haven Gillespie) 02:53
8  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane; Hugh Martin) 04:19
9  White Christmas (Irving Berlin) 04:32
10  What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (Frank Loesser) 04:10
11  Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson; Mitchell Parish) 03:27
12  Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep (Irving Berlin) 03:41

Musicians (The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra)

BassRobert Hurst
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarAnthony Wilson
ClarinetKeith Fiddmont
ClarinetRickey Woodard
ClarinetCharles Owens
ClarinetAdam Schroeder
FluteJeff Clayton
French HornDavid Duke
French HornJoe Meyer
French HornRichard Todd
French HornBrad Warnaar
SaxJeff Clayton
SaxKeith Fiddmont
SaxRickey Woodard
SaxCharles Owens
SaxAdam Schroeder
TromboneIra Nepus
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TromboneRyan Porter
TrumpetRick Baptist
TrumpetSal Cracchiolo
TrumpetClay Jenkins
TrumpetGilbert Castellanos
TrumpetWilliam Barnhart
TubaTommy Johnson
PercussionJoe Porcaro

Other Musicians

1 Jingle Bells

PianoDiane Krall
VocalsDiane Krall


2 Let It Snow

PianoDiane Krall
SaxJeff Clayton
TromboneIra Nepus
VocalsDiane Krall


3 The Christmas Song

BassJohn Clayton
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarAnthony Wilson
PianoDiane Krall
VocalsDiane Krall


4 Winter Wonderland

Guitar (solo)Anthony Wilson
PianoDiane Krall
SaxRickey Woodard
VocalsDiane Krall


5 I’ll Be Home For Christmas

PianoDiane Krall
FluteJeff Clayton
VocalsDiane Krall


6 Christmas Time Is Here

BassBen Wolfe
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
PianoDiane Krall
VocalsDiane Krall


7 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

PianoDiane Krall
PianoGerald Clayton
VocalsDiane Krall


8 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

BassBen Wolfe
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
PianoDiane Krall
VocalsDiane Krall


9 White Christmas

BassJohn Clayton
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarAnthony Wilson
PianoDiane Krall
VibraphoneStefon Harris
VocalsDiane Krall


10 What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve

Fender RhodesTamir Hendelman
PianoDiane Krall
VocalsDiane Krall


11 Sleigh Ride

PianoTamir Hendelman
PianoDiane Krall
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TrumpetGilbert Castellanos
VocalsDiane Krall


12 Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep

BassRobert Hurst
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarAnthony Wilson
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
PianoDiane Krall
PianoAlan Broadbent
PercussionEmil Richards
VocalsDiane Krall

Liner Notes


Producer – Diana Krall, Tommy LiPuma
Co-producer – Johnny Mandel, Tommy LiPuma (Tracks 6, 8, 12)
Arranged By – John Clayton (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11)
Arranged By – Diana Krall (Tracks 3, 9)
Arranged By – John Clayton (Track 3)
Arranged By – Johnny Mandel (Tracks 6, 8, 12)
Concertmaster – Assa Drori (Track 8)
Conductor – John Clayton (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11)
Conductor – Johnny Mandel (Tracks 6, 8, 12)
Contractor – Shari Sutcliffe
Contractor – Jules Chaikin (Tracks 6, 8, 12)
Coordinator – Shari Sutcliffe
Engineer (Assistant) – Bill Smith, Brian Vibberts, David Swope, Koji Egawa, Steve Genewick
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Recorded By – Al Schmitt
Technician (Pro Tools) – Steve Genewick

Art Direction – Hollis King
Design – Coco Shinomiya
Photography – Sam Taylor-Wood

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Capitol Studios
Recorded At Capitol Studios
Recorded At Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Sony Music Studios, New York City
Phonographic Copyright The Verve Music Group
Copyright The Verve Music Group