Christmas Songs - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Robert Woods
- Christmas Songs
Personnel: Mel Torme (vocals), John Colianni (piano), John Leitham (bass), Donny Osborne (drums).
Recorded in the Music Hall, Cincinnati, on April 5-6, 1992 and Commercial Recording, Cleveland, Ohio on June 19-21, 1992. Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman.
Cincinnati Sinfonietta conducted by Keith Lockhart.
Because Mel Torm‚ co-wrote "The Christmas Song," it was a surprise to many of his fans that when he recorded this full-length Christmas album for Telarc in 1992, it was his first. Since he is backed by a large orchestra (conducted by Keith Lockhart) in addition to his regular trio and the emphasis is on ballad renditions, Torm‚ does not get many opportunities to scat and swing on this pleasing but unadventurous set. However, the 16-track album, which includes several medleys and a pair of instrumentals for the orchestra, features tasteful and melodic Torm‚ interpretations of 20 Christmas-associated songs, and the album is worthwhile, if not essential. ~ Scott Yanow
- Country of Origin
- Telarc Distribution
- Studio / Live
- Mel Torm‚
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Winter Weather / Winter Wonderland
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Sleigh Ride
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Christmas Song, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Glow Worm
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Christmas Feeling, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] It Happened in Sun Valley
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Christmastime Is Here
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Good King Wenceslas
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] What Child Is This? - (TRUE instrumental)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Silver Bells
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Christmas Was Made For Children
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Christmas Waltz, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Christmas Medley: Just Look Around / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - (TRUE instrumental)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Christmas Medley: Happy Holiday / Let's Start The New Year / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] White Christmas
- Fontana Distribution
- 60m 31s
- Video Disabled
- Jack Renner
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