Don Lanphere

Year 'Round Christmas

Origin 82373

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The instruments honestly seem to be conversing with each other, chatting back and forth in a musically seamless (and fascinating) way.
Carol Swanson

Origin is proud to offer legendary saxophonist Don Lanphere's classic Christmas album, "Year 'Round Christmas." Originally released in 1989, this recording has held up through many repressings and now with a new cover design is available from Origin Records.


Track Listing:

1. Overture "Christmas Song to the World"
2. Jingle Bells
3. Cradle in Bethlehem
4. Silver Bells
5. The Christmas Song
6. Mary's Little Boy Child
7. I'll Be Home for Christmas
8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
9. Deck the Halls
10. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
12. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
13. O Holy Night
14. Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Performers:

Don Lanphere - saxes

Jonathan Pugh - trumpet
Marc Seales - keyboards
Chuck Deardorf - basses
Dean Hodges - drums
Jeff Hay - trombone
James Caddell - vocal
Kelly Harland - vocal
Michael Powers - guitar

Production Info:

Mr. Lanphere plays Yanagisawa saxes
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" arranged by Ron Cole
"Cradle in Bethlehem" arranged by Michael Powers
All other material arranged by Don Lanphere
Michael Powers courtesy of MPM Records
Recorded at the Music Source, Oct. 2 & 3, 1989 Seattle, WA
Engineered by Glenn Lorbiecki
Cover image by Robert Nyquist
Don Lanphere photo by Daniel Sheehan
Design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of Year 'Round Christmas

christmasreview.com (Carol Swanson)
Don Lanphere's Year 'Round Christmas arrived in my mailbox a few days ago as a delightful surprise. I had requested a different holiday release, and this pleasurable CD came along as an unexpected companion. I'm certainly glad it did. Lanphere, a beloved jazz great who played with legends like Charlie Parker and Artie Shaw, was known as the "Se ...

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