1.Winter wonderland (Richard B Dick Smith, Felix Bernard)
2.Have yourself a Merry little Christmas (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
3.The Christmas waltz (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
4.Away in a manger (James Ramsey Murray "Traditional")
5.This Christmas (Donny Hathaway, Mc Kinnor Nadine)
6.All this mess about Xmas (Caniato Stefano, Boccafoglia Stefano)
7.Let it snow (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
8.White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
9.The Christmas song (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)
10.Santa Claus is coming to town (Fred J. Coots, Haven Gillespie)
Stefano Boccafoglia: Voice
Franco Capiluppi: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Harmonica
Stefano Caniato: Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ
Marco Cocconi: Electric Bass, Double Bass
Riccardo Biancoli: Drums
Pietro Benucci: Percussion (on #7)
Lara Caniato: Harp (on #6)
Carlo Cantini: Strings (on #03 #06 #09)
Arrangements by FIV5
Strings and harp arrangements by Stefano Caniato
FIV5 (five) is a brand new band featuring Stefano Boccafoglia (vocals), Franco Capiluppi (trumpet), Stefano Caniato (piano), Marco Cocconi (bass) and Riccardo Biancoli (drums).
This project is dedicated to traditional Christmas songs which originate from Boccafoglia's imagination and it's arranged by the whole band, which captures sounds from jazz, soul, blues and many influences.
Every song has it's own identity and texture, in terms of style and so forth.
On some of the tracks there's even an orchestral string section and harp, with original arrangements by Caniato, which give a lush sound to the songs.
This exciting session, is wide and spacious to the instrumental improvisations.