Zusammen mit Sängerinnen wie Sharon Dyall, Jessica Pilnäs, Jeanette Köhn und Ida Sand sowie 1500 Gästen feierte Nils Landgren im Dezember 2011 eine so innige wie freudvolle musikalische Weihnachtsandacht. „Für alle Beteiligten war es ein magischer Abend. Unser Wunsch ist es, den Hörern dasselbe Gefühl zu vermitteln, wie wir es während dieses Konzertes hatten, das schließlich zu diesem Album wurde.“ - Nils Landgren
Tradition is one of the things through which a person finds out where he comes from and what makes him who he is. Perhaps the most important spiritual tradition in the Western world is Christmas – and music is a big part of that. Christmas songs are their own genre around the world, which is linked to ceremonial and happy togetherness like no other. Christmas music has always had a magical attraction for jazz musicians as well. The trombonist, singer and producer Nils Landgren, one of the most versatile, creative and successful jazz musicians Europe has had to offer for a long time, has dreamed for many years of celebrating a musical Christmas – together with good friends and with a selection of the many different Christmas songs that he has encountered throughout the course of his career. He did so in 2006, and because "Christmas...line up
Nils Landgren / trombone, vocals
Sharon Dyall / vocals
Jonas Knutsson / saxophones
Jeanette Köhn / vocals
Eva Kruse / bass
Jessica Pilnäs / vocals
Ida Sand / piano, vocals
Johan Norberg / guitar, kantele
Produced by Nils Landgren
Executive Producer: siggi Loch
Recorded live in storkyrkan, stockholm, december 19 & 20, 2011.
Recording and sound design by Lars Nilsson.
Assistant Engineer: Michael Dahlvid
Mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson, Nilento studio, Gothenburg