Terry Wollman, A Joyful Noise

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A JOYFUL NOISE (2012)

“A Joyful Noise”, Terry’s first Christmas album, reunites his long time friends Ricky Lawson, Abraham Laboriel, Wally Minko, and Lenny Castro to put his own unique spin on holiday classics. Special guests include Melissa Manchester, Melanie Taylor, Perla Batalla, Ellis Hall, Mindi Abair, Eric Marienthal, and John Robinson.

‘A Joyful Noise’ is a greatest hits on how to reinvent the Christmas wheel. Contemporary jazz versions of your favorite Christmas songs performed by Top 10 Billboard recording artist, Terry Wollman, and his all-star band. The legendary Lenny Castro serves up percussion on one of the best interpretations on the album ‘Little Drummer Boy.’ ‘Jingle bells’ features one of the greatest sax players, not only in this genre but any, Eric Marienthal. Let’s just say this little classic is enjoying its caffeine jolt as one of the toe-tappers.

Truly, most of the Christmas releases I get each year are good companions for sleep and even though this one is quiet in delivery it’s inspiration is undeniable. Terry Wollman doesn’t do good but great on his first Christmas album. – by John Beaudin.

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SONG LIST

1. The Christmas Song (4:58)
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (4:05)
3. Jingle Bells (featuring Eric Marienthal) (3:32)
4. Little Drummer Boy (featuring Lenny Castro) (4:15)
5. Home To Myself (featuring Melissa Manchester) (3:24)
6. Breath Of Heaven (5:12)
7. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (featuring Mindi Abair) (3:52)
8. This Day (featuring Ellis Hall) (3:30)
9. Greensleeves (featuring Althea Waites) (4:32)
10. Silent Night (4:35)
11. Holy Night (4:35)
12. Some Children See Him (featuring Melanie Taylor) (4:07)
13. Silent Night Reprise (4:35)

CREDITS

MUSIC PRODUCED AND ARRANGED BY TERRY WOLLMAN
Terry Wollman | acoustic and electric guitars, high string guitars, mandolin, banjo, electric piano
Abraham Laboriel | bass
Ricky Lawson | drums
John Robinson | brushes and kick
Lenny Castro | percussion, claps and vocals
Wally Minko | acoustic piano
Greg Manning | keyboards and claps
Althea Waites | piano
Mindi Abair | alto sax
Eric Marienthal | alto sax
Lee Thornburg| trumpet
Ellis Hall | vocals
Melissa Manchester | vocals
Melanie Taylor | vocals
Randy Crenshaw, Will Wheaton, Perla Batalla, Amy Keys, Robbyn Kirmsse | backing vocals
Tereza Stanislav, Calabria McChesney, Suzanna Giordano Gignac, Cecilia Tsan | string quartet

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ALBUMS

Terry Wollman: Buddha's EarTerry Wollman: Sleep SuiteTerry Wollman: BailaTerry Wollman: Say YesTerry Wollman: Bimini