World Christmas [Capitol]

World Christmas [Capitol]



With a lineup that includes Papa Wemba, Angelique Kidjo, Cearia Evora, Zakir Hussain, Yomo Toro, and the Gipsy Kings, World Christmas certainly gives the impression of broad international diversity. However...the set of mostly traditional seasonal tunes has more mainstream conventional Western jazz backing of Bob Berg, Jim Beard, John Scofield, Marcus Miller, Joshua Redman and ambient group Deep Forest. Still above average on the distinctiveness scale -- Kidjo's voice percussion on "Zan Vevede (O Holy Night)" is especially noteworthy -- with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1996
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724383692828
catalogNumber: 36928

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rubén Blades   Vocals
Gipsy Kings   Track Performer
Caetano Veloso   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Papa Wemba   Vocals,Track Performer
Lalah Hathaway   Vocals,Track Performer
Jim Beard   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Track Performer
Bob Berg   Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
Paquito D'Rivera   Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
Gilberto Gil   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
John Scofield   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Dave Valentin   Flute,Track Performer
Yomo Toro   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Coro
Wild Magnolias   Group,Track Performer
Jacinto   Vocals,Cavaquinho
Deep Forest   Group,Track Performer
Joshua Redman   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Cesaria Evora   Vocals,Track Performer
Alfredo Rodriguez   Piano
Poogie Bell   Drums
Mino Cinelu   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Theodore "Bo" Dollis   Vocals
Eliane Elias   Keyboards,Track Performer
Dario Eskenazi   Piano
Sammy Figueroa   Background Vocals,Coro
Richie Flores   Conga
Jorge Gonzalez   Bongos,Bells,cowbell,Guiro
Zakir Hussain   Tabla,Track Performer
Jon Herington   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Ralph Irizarry   Timbales
Norwood Johnson   Bass Drums
Angélique Kidjo   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Mouth Percussion
Mark Ledford   Vocals,Track Performer
Marcus Miller   Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Track Performer
Gerard Prevost   Bass Guitar
Dianne Reeves   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Reyes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Pacheco Rodolfo   Conga
David Samuels   Marimbas,Vibes
James Singleton   Bass
Oscar Stagnaro   Bass
Negrito Trasante   Drums
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Percussion,Vocals,Toy Instruments
Johnny Vidacovich   Drums
Mark Walker   Drums
Vocal Sampling   Track Performer
Monk Boudreaux   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Andy Narrell   Steel Drums,Track Performer
Eric Mouquet   Keyboards
Lokua Kanza   Vocals
Michel Sanchez   Keyboards
Awa Maïga   Vocals
Nicolás Reyes   Vocals
Caribbean Jazz Project   Group,Track Performer
Bau   Guitar,12-string Guitar,6-string bass
Pernell Saturnino   Percussion
Vincent Chavagnac   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Hernandes   Piano
Paco Ballardo   Guitar
Nicolas Judelvicz   Sampling
Zé Paris   Bass
Smiley Ricks   Percussion
Rubén Rodríguez   Bass
Patchai Reyes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Damien Verherve   Trombone
Papa Noel   Bass
Francois Canut Reyes   Background Vocals
Charles Benarroch   Percussion
Francois Debricon   Soprano Saxophone
Luis Ramos   Guitar,6-string bass
Bernard Balstier   Trumpet
Vomo Toro   Track Performer
Michaux Veillait   Track Performer
Ronald Jones   Percussion,Background Vocals
Fernando   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Rubén Blades   Lyricist,Contributor,Lyric Adaptations
Gipsy Kings   Contributor
Caetano Veloso   Contributor
Lalah Hathaway   Contributor
Jim Beard   Arranger,Producer
Gilberto Gil   Contributor
Dave Valentin   Contributor
Paul Mitchell   Engineer
Yomo Toro   Arranger
Mark Bingham   Producer,Engineer
Deep Forest   Engineer
Rachel Faro   Producer
Joshua Redman   Contributor
Cesaria Evora   Contributor
Steve Boyer   Engineer
Mino Cinelu   Arranger,Programming,Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Jose Da Silva   Producer
Eliane Elias   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Sammy Figueroa   Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Jean Hébrail   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Angélique Kidjo   Arranger
Liminha   Engineer
Phil Magnotti   Engineer
Marcus Miller   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Gerard Prevost   Producer
Dianne Reeves   Contributor
David Samuels   Producer
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Contributor
David Ward   Engineer
Vocal Sampling   Lyricist,Producer
Bill Milkowski   Producer
Andy Narrell   Arranger,Producer
Eric Mouquet   Producer
Michel Sanchez   Producer
Bruce Lundvall   Executive Producer
Christine Martin   Producer
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald   Art Direction
Carlos Díaz   Contributor
Philippe Cusset   Engineer
Lou Holtzman   Engineer
Dan Gellert   Engineer
Frank Reyes   Composer
Francois Delabriere   Engineer
George Evageliou   Engineer
Jean Marc Geuens   Engineer
Oscar Hernandes   Director,Musical Director
Christian Lachenal   Engineer
Luis Alzaga   Contributor
Lou Holzman   Engineer
Bobby Shriver   Executive Producer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver   Liner Notes
Reinaldo Sanler   Contributor
Abel Sanabria   Contributor
Sharon Toomey   Contributor
René Baños   Arranger,Director,Musical Director
Tonino Baliardo   Composer
José de Silva   Producer
Traditional   Composer
John W. Work   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
José Durand   Contributor

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