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This Christmas / Imani Winds

Imani Winds
Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  eOne   Catalog #: 7748  
Composer:  TraditionalJames PierpontLeroy AndersonFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Monica EllisToyin Spellman-DiazValerie ColemanJason Moran,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Imani Winds are:
Valerie Coleman - flute, piccolo
Toyin Spellman-Diaz - oboe, English horn
Mariam Adam - clarinet
Monica Ellis - bassoon
Jeff Scott - French horn
Jason Moran - piano
James Genus - bass
Nate Smith - drums
Javier Diaz - percussion
The Imani Winds are:
Valerie Coleman - flute, piccolo
Toyin Spellman-Diaz - oboe, English horn
Mariam Adam - clarinet
Monica Ellis - bassoon
Jeff Scott - French horn
Jason Moran - piano
James Genus - bass
Nate Smith - drums
Javier Diaz - percussion Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Written: France 
2. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
3. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
4. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Written: England 
5. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
6. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Written: England 
7. Christmastime is Here by Vince Guaraldi
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
8. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Written: Ukraine 
9. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Jule Styne
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
11. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
12. Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
13. Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
14. This Christmas by Nadine Mckinnor
Performer:  Monica Ellis (Bassoon), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (Oboe), Valerie Coleman (Flute),
Jason Moran (Piano), Mariam Adam (Clarinet), James Genus (Double Bass),
Jeff Scott (French Horn), Nate Smith (Drums), Javier Diaz (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Imani Winds
Period: 20th Century 

Featured Sound Samples

Sleigh Ride (Anderson)
Meet Me in St. Louis (Martin): Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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