Miles Griffith (voc)
Ximo Tebar (guit)
Jim Ridl (pno)
John Benitez (bass)
Donald Edwards (dr)
“Ximo Tebar presented on this disc his interethnic view of traditional Christmas music, being once more “creative and unpredictable” as it highlights the respected jazz critic Scott Yanow in allmusicguide.com. The repertoire includes a selection of ten Christmas songs in jazz key with original arrangements written mostly by Tébar innovating the tradition of Christmas music, and enriching his mind with great collaborators on both sides of the Atlantic” Russ Musto – All About Jazz New York
Both at the concert, as on the disc, pieces sung in German, Portuguese, Spanish and English with the modern and transgressive who Ximo Tebar printing them and successfully moved to a contemporary Christmas. In essence, both the album and as live concert is aimed at those music lovers who appreciate the music with sensitivity. Cd “A Jazzy World Christmas” is suitable for Christmas but not lose interest the rest of the year. A music he is so charming as his cover, which reproduces a work of John Davies.
Ximo Tebar (Jazz Guitar Player, Composer, Teacher and Producer) is a connoisseur of jazz tradition and way of playing the guitar and has been endorsed publicly by prominent jazz masters as Benny Golson and George Benson.
Its international led him to take up residence in New York where he has performed at venues such like the Apollo Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, etc., Collaborating and recording with musicians like Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Dave Samuels, Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Louie Bellson, Anthony Jackson, Johnny Griffin, Tom Harrell, Idris Muhammad, Arturo O’Farrill or Dave Schnitter, etc.
His extensive discography (16 albums as a leader), the numerous awards he has received (4 times awarded by Ministry of Culture 1989-90. Two “Dexter Gordon’s Award” by RTVE “Jazz Entre Amigos” 1991. IAJE New York Education Academy JAZZ AWARD 2007, etc. .), the excellent reviews it has received, and especially modern eclecticism and his music has led him to occupy a special place in the world of contemporary jazz… (Read more. Extended Biography, Awards…)