Combine the most beloved, classic songs of the holiday season with the warm baritone of one of the most recognized voices in popular music, and this Fall will give fans reason to celebrate with "James Taylor
At Christmas." The 12-song collection of traditional and contemporary seasonal songs is set for release on Tuesday, October 10, on Columbia Records.
"James Taylor At Christmas," includes Taylor's heart-warming version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," from the 1944 film Meet Me In St. Louis
, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," as well as the premiere of a new recording of Joni Mitchell's
composition, "River." Special guest performances on the CD feature jazz trumpeter Chris Botti
on "Winter Wonderland," legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans on "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" and with Natalie Cole
on "Baby It's Cold Outside."
Ten of the album's 12 tracks are produced by the legendary jazz pianist/composer/arranger Dave Grusin. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," was produced by Russ Titelman, who first worked with Taylor on his classic 1975 release, "Gorilla."