Saxophonist Dave Koz just released "Ultimate Christmas," which predominantly includes songs from three of his previous Christmas albums. What's new? An instrumental prelude and coda.
The 18 songs include perennial favorites "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "Winter Wonderland," "Deck The Halls," and "White Christmas." Featured vocalists include Brenda Russell and Kimberley Locke. Guitarist Peter White and trumpeter Rick Braun participate in "The Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night."
If you're a fan of smooth jazz and traditional Christmas music, this album is a must buy.
1. Welcoming the Season (Prelude)
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
3. Christmas Song, The - (featuring David Benoit/Rick Brown/Peter White/Brenda Russell)
4. Sleigh Ride
5. White Christmas - (featuring Kelly Sweet)
6. Winter Wonderland
7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - (featuring Brian Culbertson)
8. Little Drummer Boy - (featuring David Benoit/Rick Brown/Peter White)
9. Please Come Home for Christmas - (featuring Kimberley Locke)
10. Silver Bells
11. Eight Candles (A Song for Hanukkah)
12. Deck the Halls
13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - (featuring Peter White)
14. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)
15. Silent Night - (featuring Rick Brown/Peter White/Brenda Russell)
16. I'll Be Home for Christmas
17. Auld Lang Syne
18. Welcoming the New Year (Coda)