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CraigTbone
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Christmas CDs

Post by CraigTbone » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:22 am

It has been a few years since I have added to my Christmas music library. I am interested in trombone and brass ensembles, of any style, jazz, big band.

I also have some recorder & various native flute recordings that are very enjoyable.

I would like to add a few CDs this year.

What do you folks listen to?

Any suggestions are most welcomed.

Craig T
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by cmcslide » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:53 am

It’s not new, but Carla Bley has a Christmas album called “Carla’s Christmas Carols” featuring herself and Steve Swallow with a brass quintet. Cool arrangements!
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by RichC » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:23 am

Another older one, but some really nice arrangements that are a little different. Jazz combo.
Christmastime in Washington - by Prelude. Samples here:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/preludemusic
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by AndrewMeronek » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:48 am

From a local (to me) and very good brass band:

https://www.fivelakessilverband.com/sto ... Cards.html
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by mbarbier » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 pm

https://www.heartsofmusicfund.com/tag/cd/

Bill Reichenbach's Trombone's LA Christmas CD is pretty great!
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by kingsk1117 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:06 pm

LPs and CDs:
Tom Kubis Big Band - It's Not Just For Christmas Anymore!
Tom Kubis Big Band - Christmas III
Tom Kubis Big Band - A Jazz Musician's Christmas
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas
Galliard Brass Ensemble - Carols for Brass, Vol. 1 and 2
Canadian Brass - The Christmas Album
Canadian Brass - Noel
Las Vegas Brass Quintet - Christmas Album
Dallas Brass - Christmas Brass
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble - Christmas Brass
Empire Brass - An Empire Brass Christmas
Hollywood Trombones - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Stan Kenton - Kenton's Christmas (my favorite)
Eastman French Horn and Trombone Choirs - Music For Christmas
The Capitol Bones Big Band - A Stan Kenton Christmas
Gordon Goodwin Big Band - Bah, HumDuck!, A Looney Tunes Christmas
Moravia Trombone Choir of Downey - Music for Two Seasons: Advent and Christmas; Lent and Easter
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by Posaunus » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:24 pm

mbarbier wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 pm
https://www.heartsofmusicfund.com/tag/cd/

Bill Reichenbach's Trombone's LA Christmas CD is pretty great!
Worth owning. And the proceeds go for a good cause! :good:
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by Posaunus » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:57 pm

mbarbier wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 pm
https://www.heartsofmusicfund.com/tag/cd/

Bill Reichenbach's Trombone's LA Christmas CD is pretty great!
Listened to both CDs while writing Christmas cards to family and friends this afternoon. I can't recommend this music highly enough. Arranged and conducted by Bill Reichenbach, the ensemble playing (by a hoard of the best trombonists in the Los Angeles area) is beyond superb. Every TromboneChatnik should own this collection.

Better yet, all the proceeds go to the "Hearts of Music" fund (founded by the Reichenbachs), which supports under-insured musicians and their families experiencing health-related needs. Couldn't go to a better cause. Order a copy of the CDs. Make a donation. :clever:
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by harrisonreed » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 am

Not a CD... But certainly the only music that captures the spirit of the holiday...



"The only bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom"

"Oh tonight thank God it's them, instead of you"

"Where nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow"

"Do they know it's Christmas time at all"
CraigTbone
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by CraigTbone » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:38 am

Thank you all for your suggestions!

I have some of these but I will be purchasing a bunch of these CDs.

Additional suggestions are most appreciated.
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by SteveFoote » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:17 pm

CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR - Bill Pearce - Nightsounds web site https://www.nightsoundsradio.org/shop.cfm

Trombones Under the Tree – Joseph Alessi, Mark Lawrence, Carl Lenthe, M. Dee Stewart - Summit Records
https://www.summitrecords.com/release/t ... stewart-2/

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by fsgazda » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:49 pm

Christmas with Solid Brass
Hark! Mardi Brass with Chorus (really cool arrangements)
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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by CalgaryTbone » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:12 pm

OK -the tree is up and decorated, so the CD's came out tonight: (* for favorites - others still worthwhile)

Trombones Under the Tree* (some of the best trombone playing you'll ever hear, w/good arrangements too)
The Hollywood Trombones*
Spiritual to the Bone - Christmas Edition
Carols from the Bells - Trombones LA*
Canadian Brass - The Christmas Album (they have several xmas CD's)
A Festival of Carols - Philadelphia Brass Ensemble* (historical - like the Gabrieli w/Chicago/Cleveland)
Joy to the World - Empire Brass* (they have other xmas CD's - this is the best)
Merry Christmas w/the Dallas Brass
The Spirit of Brass - Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
Christmas with the Solid Brass
A Brass & Organ Christmas - Bay Brass* (classy playing by a group from the SF Symphony,Opera & Ballet)
Christmas with the London Brass* (successor group to Philip Jones)
Christmas Fantasy - Black Dyke Mills Band* (with choir as well -brass band at it's best)
Chicago 25* (there are other xmas CD's from the group-this one was first) worth it for Jimmy Pankow's solo on Have Yourself a Merry Christmas!

I have other recordings, but most wouldn't fit the "Trombone content" criteria

Enjoy!

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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by CraigTbone » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:54 am

Great input folks.

Jim, I am interested in all Christmas music. Trombone & brass emphasis for sure but all high quality music is of interest.

Keep it coming!

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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by JoeStanko » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Trombonist/arranger Ted Blumenthal's arrangements for big band, Adventures in Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Christmas

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Jazz- ... 734&sr=8-1

There are some rough edges from time constraints, but Ted's arrangements are terrific, like "We Three Kings" in 11/4.

The section was Bruce Bonvissuto, Scott Whitfield and myself. Ted plays trombone on a few selections also.

Looks like the whole album is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_bgsSJ ... vQ6gt0T2tQ

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Re: Christmas CDs

Post by Doubler » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:45 pm

I get a kick out of Bob Rivers' Twisted Christmas. :twisted:
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