[ Verve Records / CD ]
Release Date: Thursday 10 November 2005
The Grammy winning pianist / singer delivers her first ever full-length Christmas album, featuring the talents of John Clayton, Anthony Wilson, Jeff Hamilton, Bob Hurst, Russell Malone, The Clayton / Hamilton Orchestra, and legendary composer, Johnny Mandel.
Diana Krall, the Grammy winning pianist / singer has delivered, 'Christmas Songs', her first ever full-length Christmas album.
Co-produced by Krall, with Grammy award winning, Tommy LiPuma, the album features the talents of renowned arranger and bassist John Clayton (Count Basie, Duke Ellington), guitarist Anthony Wilson (Chris Botti, Michael Buble), drummer Jeff Hamilton (Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole) and bassist Bob Hurst (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live). The Clayton / Hamilton Orchestra accompanies Krall for seasonal standards, "Let It Snow," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "Jingle Bells."
Legendary composer Johnny Mandel contributes a string arrangement to "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep." Rounding out the album are previously released versions of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Christmas Time Is Here" with a band that includes guitarist Russell Malone.
1. Jingle Bells
2. Let It Snow
3. The Christmas Song
4. Winter Wonderland
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. Christmas Time Is Here
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. White Christmas
10. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
11. Sleigh Ride
12. Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep