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MY FIRST CHRISTMAS WITH YOU

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My First Christmas With You by Jim Wilson

Description

Dedication:

As a child, Christmas held such wonder
for me, school and work ceased to exist.
Friends and family gathered from near and
far to feast, sing the occasional Christmas
carol, and of course, add to that magical
pile of presents under the tree. Time stood
still, if but for a moment.

I offer this collection of my favorite songs
of the season with fond memories of
innocence and a simple prayer of gratitude
to the Creator “from whom all blessings
flow”. ~ JW

Description:

Painting vivid holiday scenes with his tender treatments of Christmas standards, traditional carols and original compositions, Jim presents a seasonal collection of passionate and paradisiacal music. This is Jim’s first holiday recording with guest appearances by Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Bishop, Marilyn Martin and others. Includes the smooth jazz radio single “River” (the Joni Mitchel classic) featuring Everette Harp. Other highlights include “Greensleeves”, “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night”.

Credits:

Doxology/Little Drummer Boy

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming
  • Hector Pereira: Guitar
  • Eric Rigler: Irish whistle
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion
  • Jerrold Launer: Additional Percussions

Greensleeves

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Brad Cole: Synths, Programming, String Arrangement
  • Eric Rigler: Irish whistle, Uilleann Pipes
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion
  • David Schwartz: Bass
  • Lisa Lynn: Celtic Harp

Silent Night

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Eric Rigler: Irish Flute
  • Robbie Buchanan: Synths, Programming, String Arrangement
  • Jerrold Launer: Oboe, Percussion

 

My First Christmas With You
(instrumental)

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming, String Arrangement
  • Nathan East: Bass
  • Hector Pereira: Guitars
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion

 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(Featuring Dan Fogelberg)

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Dan Fogelberg: Vocals
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming, String Arrangement
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion
  • Lisa Lynn: Celtic Harp

River
(Featuring Everette Harp)

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming
  • Nathan East: Percussion
  • Debra Dobkin: Bass
  • Chris Standring: Guitar
  • Everette Harp: Sax
    Written by Joni Mitchell/Joni Mitchell Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(Featuring Stephen Bishop)

  • Jim Wilson : Piano
  • Stephen Bishop : Vocal
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion
  • Chris Standring: Guitar
  • David Schwartz: Bass

O Come All Ye Faithful

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Mark Portmann: Synths
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion
  • Chris Standring: Guitar
  • Steve Salani: String Arrangement
  • Jerrold Launer : Additional Percussion

O Holy Night

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Mark Portmann: Synths
  • Steve Salani: String Arrangement

Aspenglow

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Quinn Johnson: Synth, Programming, String Arrangement
  • David Schwartz: Bass
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion

My First Christmas With You
(Duet) Featuring Marilyn Martin – For Shaan

  • Jim Wilson: Piano, vocal
  • Marilyn Martin: Vocal
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming, String Arrangement
  • Nathan East: Bass
  • Debra Dobkin : Percussion
  • Hector Pereira: Guitars
  • Beth Hooker: Background vocals

River
Featuring Everette Harp – (Bonus Radio Mix)

  • Jim Wilson: Piano
  • Everette Harp: Sax
  • Brad Cole: Synth, Programming
  • Nathan East: Bass
  • Debra Dobkin: Percussion
  • Chris Standring: Guitar

 

Produced by Jim Wilson (except Silent Night: Produced by Jim Wilson / Jerrold Launer)
Executive Producer: Greg Howard

Recorded and Edited by Jerrold Launer ( www.jerroldlauner.com)
Additional Engineering: Colin Mitchell, Gil Morales, Stever Derkle
Mixed by Doug Rider
Mastered by Bernie Becker
Recorded at Tuna Tones International Recording Complex, Sherman Oaks, CA; Sonic Arts, Hollywood, CA

Photography by Jean Fogelberg
Wardrobe/ Fashion Consultant: Fennucci
Graphic Design by Kristen Beahm

Jim Wilson plays Yamaha pianos
All piano tracks recorded on a Yamaha C7
Piano Tuning by Kobe, L. A. Piano Services

Dan Fogelberg   appears courtesy Morning Sky/Chicago Records
Nathan East   appears courtesy Warner Brothers Records
Stephen Bishop   simply appeared, as if by magic.

PUBLISHING INFO
Aspenglow, © 2002 Jim Wilson, Willow Bay Music, ASCAP; My First Christmas With You, © 2002 Jim Wilson, Willow Bay Music, ASCAP / John Bettis, Big Tractor Music, ASCAP (for full publishing credits, see CD booklet…)

Sincere thanks   to my wonderful family and friends for your love and support. Know that you are my biggest blessing. To the amazing players and artists who contributed to this project — you each brought something truly special to the table. I can’t thank you enough for being part of this record. To Scott Chancey, Greg Howard (you rule, buddy!) and all my great pals at Green Hill: Tom, Daren, Donn, Gregory, Lannie, Melissa, Phil, Jeff, Tod, Ray, Kenny, Lisa, Bryan, Kyle, Christina, Catherine and David. Your continued belief in the music means more to me than you know. To Ellen, Joyce, Buddy, Dale, Hilda and the rest of the folks at KACV. To the ever-lovely Shaanie Moledina; and to Deborah Jelinek, Laurie Williams, Randy Tupin, Colin Mitchell, Beth Hooker and Jerrold Launer and the Sonic Arts staff for helping me to cross the finish line one more time — this wouldnít be the same album without you!

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