The Gift

The Gift

by Jon SecadaJon Secada
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Jon Secada took a traditional approach to this Christmas album, hiring a 60-piece orchestra to play José Antonio Molina's lush arrangements and recording live with it. Tradition also rules much of the song list, with favorites like "Silent Night" (in English and Spanish versions) and "O Come All Ye Faithful" turning up. Secada has taken the liberty of including a couple of originals that probably won't become standards, though he doesn't embarrass himself. This is a pretty somber set for the most part, perhaps more appropriate for late on Christmas Eve than Christmas morning, but it's well-sung and the arrangements add new elements here and there without varying much from the familiar.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2005
Label: Sony Special Product
UPC: 0079899435729
catalogNumber: 94357
Rank: 71549

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Secada   Primary Artist
Joe Barati   Trombone
Tim Barnes   Viola
Ed Calle   Saxophone
David Cole   Cello
Julio Hernández   Bass
Lee Levin   Drums
Michael Levine   Keyboards
Jeffrey Meyer   French Horn
Dana Teboe   Trombone
John Kricker   Trombone
Gary Mayone   Percussion
Margaret Schubert   Timpani
Dan Warner   Guitar
Alfredo Oliva   Violin,Concert Master
Richard Bravo   Percussion
John DiPuccio   Violin
Huifang Chen   Violin
Gustavo Correa   Violin
Scott Flavin   Violin
Orlando J. Forte   Violin
Chris Glansdorp   Cello
Mei Mei Luo   Violin
Jeff Kaye   Trumpet
Lee Levine   Drums
Joan Faigen   Violin
José Antonio Molina   Conductor
Yang Xi   Violin,Viola
Jeanne Tarrant   Flute
Denise Stillwell   Violin
Gennady Aronin   Violin
Carole Cole   Violin
Rafael Elvira   Violin
Claudio Jaffe   Cello
Ross Harbaugh   Cello
Steve Svensson   Viola
Keith Aleo   Percussion
Sania Derevianko   Violin
David Pharris   Clarinet
Leonid Sigal   Violin
Robert Weiner   Oboe
John David Smith   French Horn
Karen Dixon   Flute
Scott ODonnell   Viola
Deena Shapiro   Viola
Rochelle Skolnick   Violin
Yein Hung   Violin
Geoffrey Bowater   Double Bass
Michael Degregorio   Bassoon
Luciano Magnanini   Bassoon
Debra Spring   Viola

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Jon Secada   Composer,Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Producer
Michael Levine   Arranger,Composer,rhythm arrangement
Larry Stock   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
John Reading   Composer
Kevin Dillon   Studio Coordinator
Freddy Piñero   Engineer
Dan Warner   Arranger,Composer
Gian Marco   Composer
Eugenio Vanderhorst   Calligraphy
Willy Pérez Feria   Composer
Steve Menezes   Studio Coordinator
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
José Antonio Molina   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Alfred Bryan   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Rachel Perry   Composer
Triana DOrazio   Packaging Manager
Eric Schilling   Engineer

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