Personnel, from left to right:
Kyle Rothchild, bass
Tristan Selzler, piano, organ
Garett Grow, piano (tracks 4, 5 & 7)
Niall McGuinness, saxes, flute, vocals
Eric Finkelstein, drums
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Gordon at Imirage Sound Labs, Sparks, NV.
All songs arranged and produced by Niall McGuinness & New World Jazz Project ©2013 Tahoe Blue Music, ASCAP
The New World Jazz Project reveals a timeless recording of Christmas classics; assuredly, this is an album you will keep reaching for every holiday season.
Under the leadership of Niall McGuinness, the New World Jazz Project showcases an unaccountably overlooked pride of young lions, hungrily transforming this choice selection of Holiday Jazz standards into edgy, sublime and memorable moments.
Running the gauntlet of emotion, from the brooding introspection of Carol of the Bells and We Three Kings to the light-hearted reverie of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, the performances on this pristinely-recorded disc are fearless. Pairing the sensuous rendition of Christmas Time is Here with the whimsical reggae take of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, this album is a truly eclectic offering to bring cheer to the holidays.
"Niall and his New World Jazz Project deliver some lovely music on Christmas Time is Here, particularly their tender handling of the track that gives this album its name." -- Derrick Bang, jazz critic