Clairdee: This Christmas

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"Vocalist Clairdee has come up with one of the best new Christmas albums in years, a winning blend of soul and swing that's full of interesting choices. THIS CHRISTMAS opens with a gospel version of Charles Brown's Bringing in a Brand New Year and moves to a samba-tinged Winter Wonderland and funked-up Merry Christmas, Baby. In other words, this isn't the same old holiday cheer. The inspiration lasts all the way to the finale, Horace Silver's Peace, beautifully played by trumpeter Glenn Appell and pianist Jon Herbst. Absolutely beautiful. Put this one on your list."
—Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News

Clairdee: vocals
piano / keyboards: Ken French (3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
piano / keyboards: Jon Herbst (1, 2, 4, 8, 10)
bass: Ron Belcher (2, 7, 9) — Ruth Davies (1, 4, 5)
drums: Deszon Claiborne (2, 7, 9) — Jim Zimmerman (1, 4, 5)
guitar: John Hoy (2, 3, 8, 9) — Brian Pardo ((1, 5)
trumpet / flugelhorn / harmonica: Glenn Appell (1, 4, 8, 10)
flute / soprano and alto sax: Sheldon Brown (1, 4, 5)
trombone: Marty Wehner (1)

Special guests
vocals: Nicolas Bearde (1, 3, 4, 7) — Brenda Boykin (1)
alto sax: Charles McNeal (1)
flugelhorn: Dmitri Matheny (6)

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Tracks
1.   Bringing In a Brand New Year
2.   Winter Wonderland
3.   Merry Christmas, Baby
4.   A Child Is Born
5.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6.   The Christmas Song (instrumental)
7.   Baby, It's Cold Outside
8.   Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
9.   This Christmas
10. Peace (instrumental)


Produced by Clairdee, Ken French, and Jon Herbst
Recorded at Coventry Studio, Kensington, CA
Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
Graphic Design: Momentum Design

Arrangements
Clairdee, Ken French and Jon Herbst (3, 8)
Clairdee, Ken French (5, 7, 9)
Ken French (6)
Jon Herbst (1, 2, 4, 10)

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