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Caliban Does Christmas


Release Date: 08/22/2006 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22334   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leroy AndersonJohn Frederic CootsTraditionalFraser Jackson,   ... 
Performer:  ValdyHeather BambrickBrian BarlowMary Lou Fallis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban QuartetJazz Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Caliban Quartet of Bassoonists has been praised by critics around the world for its brilliant playing, inventive programming, and sunny good humour. Who better to lead you through a varied collection of sparkling Christmas music? Their new CD 'Caliban Does Christmas' includes everything from comedy to swing to gorgeous ballads and choral music. For this CD, the Quartet is joined by five different singers, two drummers and even a partridge in a pear tree. The queen of vocal comedy herself, soprano Mary Lou Fallis, sings four tunes including a goofy 1957 hit, 'Too Fat for the Chimney' and Fred Silver's hilarious 'The 12 Days After Christmas.' Two of Canada's finest jazz singers are on board for tunes like 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' Read more and the beautiful 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?'; Bonnie Brett is a frequent guest of Toronto's finest jazz clubs and Heather Bambrick is a brilliant up-and-comer who was named Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the 2004 National Jazz Awards. Georgian music expert Alan Gasser joins in for a bracing rendition of a traditional Georgian Christmas tune. The Quartet is delighted to present their special guest, Canadian folk legend Valdy, winner of two Juno Awards and holder of four gold records including the huge hit 'Play Me A Rock-And-Roll Song'. He joins Caliban for the sweet and gentle 'The Secret of Christmas.' Cameo appearances by players like jazz trumpet star Guido Basso, trombonist Alain Trudel, trumpeter Guy Few and jazz drummer Brian Barlow round out the collection. A sensational line-up of talent and tunes guaranteed to bring a smile to your Christmas season. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson. 
2.
Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow. 
3.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Valdy (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow. 
4.
A Nutcracker Digest by Fraser Jackson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
5.
A Christmas Carol by Tom Lehrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson. 
6.
Siberian Sleighride by Raymond Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson. 
7.
What are You Doing New Year's Eve? by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Heather Bambrick (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow. 
8.
Secret Santa by Valdy
Performer:  Valdy (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow. 
9.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Barlow (Drum Set)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson. 
10.
Twelve Days after Christmas by Fred Silver
Performer:  Mary Lou Fallis (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson. 
11.
Santa Baby by Joan Javitts
Performer:  Heather Bambrick (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow.
This work was written in collaboration with Philip Springer, Tony Springer. 
12.
The Secret of Christmas by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performer:  Valdy (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow.
This work was written in collaboration with Sammy Cahn (1913 - 1993). 
13.
Marie-Noël by Claude Gauthier
Performer:  Guy Few (Trumpet), Alain Trudel (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Anthony Rosankovic.
This work was written in collaboration with Robert Charlebois (1945 - ). 
14.
Too Fat For the Chimney by Irving Gordon
Performer:  Mary Lou Fallis (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15.
Hockey Night in Canada: Theme by Dolores Claman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Brian Barlow. 
16.
The Same Christmas Cake by Mike McCormick
Performer:  Mary Lou Fallis (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson.
This work was written in collaboration with Chris Patterson, Trevor Strong. 
17.
Megruli alilo by Traditional
Performer:  Alan Gasser (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet
Written: Georgian Republic 
Notes: Arranger: Mitch Clarke. 
18.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika by Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caliban Quartet,  Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Notes: Arranger: Fraser Jackson. 

Sound Samples

Sleigh Ride
Santa Claus is Coming To Town
I Saw Three Ships
Shchelkunchik (The Nutcracker), Op. 71 (Cadbury's Fruit And Nut): A Nutcracker Digest
A Christmas Carol
Siberian Sleighride
What are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Secret Santa
The 12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days After Christmas
Santa Baby
The Secret of Christmas
Marie-Noel
Too Fat For the Chimney
Hockey Night in Canada: Theme
The Same Christmas Cake
Megruli alilo
Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: Lt. Kije: Troika

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