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A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas!

The Count Basie Orchestra, Scotty Barnhart

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1
Jingle Bells
The Count Basie Orchestra; Scotty Barnhart
2:37
2
Let It Snow (feat. Ellis Marsalis)
The Count Basie Orchestra; Ellis Marsalis; Scotty Barnhart
5:57
3
It’s The Holiday Season (feat. Johnny Mathis)
The Count Basie Orchestra; Johnny Mathis; Scotty Barnhart
4:03
4
Silent Night
The Count Basie Orchestra; Scotty Barnhart
3:25
5
Good “Swing” Wenceslas
The Count Basie Orchestra; Scotty Barnhart
3:36
6
The Christmas Song (feat. Ledisi Ledisi)
The Count Basie Orchestra; Ledisi Ledisi; Scotty Barnhart
3:43
7
Little Drummer Boy
The Count Basie Orchestra; Scotty Barnhart
4:51
8
Sleigh Ride
The Count Basie Orchestra; Scotty Barnhart
3:51
9
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (feat. Carmen Bradford)
The Count Basie Orchestra; Carmen Bradford; Scotty Barnhart
5:05
10
Winter Wonderland
The Count Basie Orchestra; Scotty Barnhart
3:10
11
I’ll Be Home For Christmas (feat. Ellis Marsalis and Plas Johnson)
The Count Basie Orchestra; Ellis Marsalis; Plas Johnson; Scotty Barnhart
4:32
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    44:50
Grammy Award nomination - Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, 2016 - Good "Swing" Wenceslas

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra celebrates its 80th anniversary with its first-ever Christmas album, A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas! Rendered in quintessential Basie style, these classic holiday songs were recorded under the direction of longtime Basie trumpeter Scotty Barnhart and were produced by seven-time Grammy winner and former Basie drummer Gregg Field. The collection also showcases special guest artists Johnny Mathis, award-winning R&B singer Ledisi, veteran jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis and iconic tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson, famous for playing the the solo on Henry Mancini’s The Pink Panther Theme. The results are blues-soaked, joy-filled holiday treats from an orchestra that has been called the "most explosive force in jazz."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Unity Music Foundation Studio Masters

Produced by Gregg Field
Executive producers: Unity Music Foundation, Sam Beler, Greg Errico, John Burk and Scotty Barnhart
Recorded at Capitol Studios, G Studio Digital, Los Angeles, CA and LWMC Studios, Kansas City, MO July - August 2014
Recorded by Steve Genewick and Gregg Field
Additional recording by Jorge Velasco and Luther Wilson
Assistant engineers: Chandler Harrod and Nick Rives
Mixed at G Studio Digital, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Gregg Field and Don Murray
Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering
Package design: Rachel Gutek

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