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"Several years ago I was the writer and leader on a 'crossover' project for a group called the Manhattan Chamber Jazz Septet. Some time later I played some of this material, as well as new arrangements, with another group I led called the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet. Because of copyright, legal, and union restrictions this program can’t be commercially released but can be enjoyed as a free online listen. So...light the fire, pour some eggnog, click on 'Download Album' (or on an individual track) and let ‘er roll. Tune info and band personnel listed below. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays."

1. I'll Be Home For Christmas (W. Kent) #

2. The Christmas Song (M. Torme) +

3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (H. Martin) =

4. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town/Silver Bells (J. Coots/J, Livingston) #

5. Stuffy Turkey (T. Monk) +

6. Nutcracker Suite (P. Tchaikovsky)



     Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

     Dance Of The Reed Flutes

     Arab Dance

     Waltz Of The Flowers

7. Thanksgiving Christmas Prayer (B. Mays) +

8. Snow Job  (B. Mays) =

9. The First Noel/Silent Night (Traditional/F. Gruber) #

10. Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (J. S. Bach)

Bill Mays, piano, arranger •  +  #  =

Terry Clarke, drums, percussion •  +  #  =

Neil Swainson, bass +  #  =

John Goldsby, bass 

Dick Oatts, flute, soprano sax 

Ted Nash, alto flute, alto sax

Ken Hitchcock, clarinet, tenor sax

Kenny Berger, bass clarinet, bari sax

Vern Dorge, soprano sax +

John Johnson, alto sax +

Phil Dwyer,  tenor sax  +

P. J. Perry, bari sax +


P. J. Perry,  flute, soprano sax #

Campbell Ryga, alto flute, alto sax #

Phil Dwyer, clarinet, tenor sax # 

Perry White, bass clarinet, bari sax  #

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