Christmas 2007: 2. ...et Filii... The Present
Your choice of Marty Paich to arrange and conduct these pieces was also inspired, perhaps not by the same spirit, but inspired never the less. Paich never allows the proceedings to get whorey or in poor taste. I have big things planned for Paich, unlike you, who I will "go Old Testament on should you have Sister Mahalia sing "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Tracks and Personnel
Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
Tracks: CD: My Favorite Things [From The Sound of Music]; Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire); Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town; Medley: We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Silent Night, Holy Night/O Come All Ye Faithful; Christmasland; I Love the Winter Weather/I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; White Christmas; Winter Wonderland; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Snowfall; I'll Be Home for Christmas [From the Jon Stewart Show]. DVD: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; Christmas in Herald Square; Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town; I'll Be Home for Christmas; Toyland/Deck the Halls/Toyland.
Personnel: Tony Bennett: vocals; Barry Galbraith: guitar; David Nadian, La Mar Alsop, Fred Buldrini, Harry Glickman, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Carmel Malin, John Pintavalle, Max Pollikoff, Aaron Rosand, Mathew Raimondi, Julius Schacter, Gerald Tarack: violin; Milt Hinton, Jack Lesberg: bass violin; Alfred Brown, Harold Coletta, David Schwartz, Emanuel Vardi: viola; Seymour Barab, Lucian Schmit, Anthony Sophos, Nathan Stutch: cello; Gloria Agostini: harp; big band.
Trio West Plays Holiday Songs
Tracks: O Tannenbaum; Silent Night; Christmas Time is Here; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; What Child is This; Winter Wonderland; Little Drummer Boy; O Little Town of Bethlehem; What Are You Doing New Year's Eve; The Christmas Song; I'll Be Home for Christmas; Little Drummer Boy (Alt. Arrangement).
Personnel: Tobias T. Gebb: drums; Eldad Zvulun: piano; Neal Miner: double-bass; Miles Brown: double-bass (1,10,12).
Christmas With Mahalia
Tracks: It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; O Holy Nigh;t Listen; The First Noel; No Room In The Inn; Silver Bells; Happy Birthday To You, Our Lord; What Child Is This; White Christmas; Do You Hear What I Hear?; Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming.
Personnel: Mahalia Jackson: vocals; Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich.