Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra: Christmas in Swingtime

Ladd McIntosh: Christmas in Swingtime
Title: Christmas in Swingtime
Label: CD Baby

I have always loved Christmas tunes. They remind me of my childhood and are some of my favorite songs to sing during the Christmas season. When we got out first Christmas gig in December of 2008, I thought it would be enjoyable to arrange a couple of Christmas songs for the band. I wrote four charts and Geoff Stradling contributed one (Sleigh Ride). We had an opportunity to record those five charts the following year. This, in turn, prompted me to think that an entire album of swinging seasonal charts would make an excellent CD. I wrote eleven more charts over the course of the next few Decembers; consequently we went into the studio and they were recorded in December of 2013. I am indebted to the superb musicians who make up the LMSO, their enthusiasm and excellence are always a swinging treasure for Esther and me. Have a swingin' Holiday and enjoy the album. Personnel- Leader: Ladd McIntosh Saxophones, Clarinets & Flutes: Glen Garrett (alto), Geoff Nudell (alto), Doug Webb (tenor), Steve Marsh (tenor), Lee Secard (baritone). Trumpets: Jon Papenbrook, Stan Watkins, Walt Simonsen. Trombones: Eric Jorgensen, George McMullen, Rich Bullock (bass). Guitar: Jim Fox Piano: Geoff Stradling Bass: Jonathan Pintoff Drums: Dick Weller Vocals: June Aja Don Shelton replaces Garrett on tracks 2,6,7,14 &16 Rusty Higgins replaces Webb on tracks 2,6,7,14 &16 Sal Cracchiolo replaces Simonsen on tracks 2,6,7,14 & 16 Dave Ryan replaces Jorgensen on tracks 1, 3-5, 8-13 & 15 Executive Producer: Esther McIntosh Arranged and conducted by Ladd McIntosh Recorded Dec. 19, 2013 at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California and Oct. 28 & 29, 2009 at Martinsound Studios, Alhambra, California Recording Engineer: Dan Blessinger Mixed by Dan Blessinger and Ladd McIntosh Mastered by Erick Labson, Universal Mastering Cover artwork: Esther McIntosh Album Design: Donny Sarian.

1.1 Hark! the Herald Angels Swing!
1.2 It's Snow Time!
1.3 I'll Be Home for Christmas
1.4 Santa Baby
1.5 We Three Kings
1.6 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
1.7 Sleigh Ride
1.8 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
1.9 Not So Silent Night
1.10 Silver Bells
1.11 The Christmas Song
1.12 Home for the Holidays
1.13 Baby, It's Cold Outside
1.14 Santa and a Swingin' Little Town
1.15 Jolly Old St. Nick... And Other Flavors
1.16 White Christmas

Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra: Christmas in Swingtime

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