Christmas Hymns - Pop Instrumentals

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CHRISTMAS, THE HYMNS is a Traditional Christmas Carols CD featuring Deck The Halls, What Child Is This, Away In The Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Joy To The World, Silent Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, O Holy Night, We Three Kings, The First Noel, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, and O Come All Ye Faithful by Saxophonist Greg Vail.

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CHRISTMAS, THE HYMNS is a Traditional Christmas CD featuring Deck The Halls, What Child Is This, Away In The Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Joy To The World, Silent Night, Hark The Hearld Angels Sing, O Holy Night, We Three Kings, The First Noel, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, and O Come All Ye Faithful by Saxophonist Greg Vail.1. Deck The Halls0003:12
2. What Child is This, Away In The Manger0003:22
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen0004:47
4. Joy To The World0003:20
5. Silent Night0004:07
6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing0003:02
7. O Holy Night0004:43
8. We Three Kings - featuring Ben Vail0004:18
9. The First Noel, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear0004:00
10. O Come All Ye Faithful000 3:09

Christmas Hymns Credits

All Songs - Traditional, Public Domain
Greg Vail - Soprano & Alto Sax, Flute & Alto Flute
Rob Mullins - Piano, Keyboards, and all Programming
Benjamin Vail - Alto Sax on "We Three Kings"
Executive Producer - Greg Vail
Produced by Rob Mullins & Greg Vail
Arranged by Rob Mullins & Greg Vail for Greg Vail Music & Rob Mullins Entertainment Group
Arrangements Copywritten by Rob Mullins & Greg Vail - All rights reserved
Recorded and Mixed at MuchTooLoud Studio, Marina Del Rey, CA
Mastered by Tom Weir at Tom Weir Recording
Art Direction and Design by Jenna DeAngeles
Photography by Tynan Hart

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Contact & Ordering Information

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Greg Vail CDs a-Vail-able

eMotion - Solo Debut of Original Compositions, 1995
Sax by Moonlight - 4 CD series of love songs for Time Life Records, 1997/1998
Joyful Noyz - Rob Mullins Band featuring Greg Vail, 1999
Christmas The Hymns - Traditional Christmas Hymns in the Smooth Jazz Style, 2000
The Gospel Truth - Gospel Cover CD on GVM, 2001
e-Motion - Digitally re-mastered and re-released on Greg Vail Music, 2002
Is It Christmas Yet? - Christmas Favorites in the Jazz Tradition, GVM 2004

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Greg Vail is a Yamaha Recording and Performing Artist
Greg plays Custom Yamaha Saxes with Guardala Mouthpieces
Greg Vail appears courtesy of Greg Vail Music
Rob Mullins appears courtesy of planetmullins.com

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(P) & (C)2000 Greg Vail Music
P.O. Box 1661
Lake Forest, CA 92609
Printed in U.S.A. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Liner Notes:

When Greg came to me in October 2000 and asked me about being involved in making a new CD with him, I was quite excited. It had been over a year since he and I did 'Joyful Noyz', which was released under my name, and I've always enjoyed Greg's enthusiasm musically and otherwise.

On this particular project, he wanted to do some updated versions of his favorite Christmas songs because it was something he felt passionate about. I have long awaited an opportunity like this because of my own experience growing up in the Church and my memories of how important these songs are in a person's life and personal growth over the years.

The CD that you hold in your hands is one I'm very proud of for many reasons. One, it again proves to me that the Holy Spirit lives in music. Two, we worked extremely hard to make this project and had very little time - and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. And finally, it represents Greg Vail's first solo CD in three years. Greg's return is long overdue. Welcome back Greg!

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- Rob Mullins

Ben Vail in studio recording on We Three Kings

Ben Vail recording his part on "We Three Kings"

Christmas Hymns Thanks

Greg Vail wants to thank:

- Rob Mullins for making this impossible, last minute dream a reality. You are so multi-talented it's scary. Thanks for an amazing CD in only 8 days.
- Kurt Lofland for being my first bandleader 100 years ago, years of personal and legal help and support, and for making this happen.
- My Saddleback Church family, fellow musicians, and special friend Rick Muchow for always being there.
- Tynan Hart for being my enforcer, friend, and great photos.
- Scott Lauer and Wayne Mestas for being my brothers in the hood.
- Patricia for an amazing website.
- Jack Tallman, my mentor.
- Robin Brooks for the use of the beautiful Alto Flute.
- Dale Thompson, Kim Pant, John Whittmann, David Via & Steve Greenfield at Yamaha.
- Joel Singer & Jim Shots at Audio Technica.
- Jeff Peterson at Saddleback Horn Improvement.
- Rick Meyers at Jim's Music.
- Dean Whitney at BrainChild Records.
- Lucille Hunt at White Light Productions.

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I want to thank God for giving his Son as an extreme example of love and for giving us the reason to celebrate this giving season.

I also thank my Mom, Barbara; sisters Sharon and Wendy Vail; and my beautiful children, Ben and Vanessa Vail, for the privilege of being their Dad. Thanks to friends and fans all over this wonderful Country!

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ENJOY, GREG

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    Christmas Hymns - Pop Christmas CD

    Favorite Christmas Music performed by world renown Saxophone Artist Greg Vail. Features Saxophonist Vail on Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Flute and Alto Flute. A Smooth Jazz Christmas CD that everyone will enjoy! CHRISTMAS, THE HYMNS is a Traditional Christmas CD featuring Deck The Halls, What Child Is This, Away In The Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Joy To The World, Silent Night, Hark The Hearld Angels Sing, O Holy Night, We Three Kings, The First Noel, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear and O Come All Ye Faithful by Saxophonist Greg Vail.