This enduring rendition of the classic Vince Guaraldi song was made famous in the timeless Charlie Brown Christmas specials. Production includes Miles Black on keys and bass, and Tony Chamberlist on percussion. A very smooth way to slip into the Holiday Season! Three minute sampler below.
Award winning multi-instrumentalist GABRIEL MARK HASSELBACH (trumpet, flute, flugelhorn, trombone, digital winds) has a trifecta on his hands with 3 first round Grammy®nominations for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year, and two for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Carte Blanche and Charmed Life) from the album Open Invitation.
If you are a Grammy® voting member, please take a listen to this satisfying project, loaded with name guest artists such as Bob Mintzer, Bob Baldwin, Greg Manning, Cal Harris Jr, and many more....
Listen below and cast a vote, or just keep your fingers crossed for this unique wind instrumentalist! Grammy® Ballots must be received by Nov 4, so sit down today and get bizzy! Request radio servicing of the whole album or the latest single 'Count Me In' from email@example.com. Easy to find on your ballots:
Contemporary Instrumental Album OPEN INVITATION (highlights)
Besides a JUNO Award, two JUNO/Technics ‘All Star Band’ Awards, a West Coast Music Award, a Jazz In The Park ‘Best Instrumental Performance’ Award, an Ampex Golden Reel Award, and several gold and platinum albums to his credit (as a seminal member of Powder Blues), 2011 saw Gabriel win both prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ awards at the Canadian Smoothies for his tour de force ‘Told Ya So’. Let's add a Grammy to the list!
Open Invitation video video (album medley-official)
Count Me In video (official- charted on Billboard)
Welcome to the Radio Single Download Page for Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, powered by New World 'n' Jazz Radio Promotions.
Gabriel is a unique cat, an Artist/Producer playing trumpet, flute, flugelhorn, trombone, and EVI.... a peerless feat! With a dozen albums out, a variety of kudos including JUNOs (Canadian equiv of a Grammy), plus Album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year awards, he has carved out a unique and polished niche. Gabriel has had five singles of his own chart in the Billboard Top 20, and a few Top 5's as featured soloist with Paul Hardcastle and Bob Baldwin.
The new cd Open Invitation had an exciting launch, with the first single, Propulsion, debuting as #1 Most Added and charted on Billboard at #17.
The second single, aptly named 'Count Me In' is out of the starting gate now and here for you!
Going For Adds Aug 17~ so satisfy your cravings and get in the loop with an easy download of your choice below. Rather than the expensive, wasteful, and inefficient CD mailouts of yore, we would like you to quickly and easily preview and download the new powerhouse radio edit from Gabriel.
OPEN INVITATION has already made a strong impact at Billboard and Reporting Stations since its release a few months ago, and just been submitted for Grammy consideration. The album features stellar guests such as Greg Manning, Bob Mintzer(Yellowjackets), Bob Baldwin (Gabriel was featured on Bob's recent chart toppers Seabreeze and Chameleon 3000), Cal Harris Jr.(Shelter Island), Rock Hendricks (Paul Hardcastle), Lew Laing (Paul Brown), and Adam Rohrlick, who is featured guitarist on Count Me In.
Propulsion, the first single from Open Invitation, made a pretty decent dent in Billboard and got the support of reporting stations, and now it is on to number 2!
I know I have asked you to weigh in on a second single pick before, but I am here again asking for a another listen to decide the final round.... There are many songs to like, but what song fits the radio format best?
COUNT ME IN seems to get a lot of love all 'round, but INIT2WINIT seems to have similar or maybe better attributes, like slick guitar, and horn tradeoffs. It is punchier and sounds alot like summer, and besides also adding sax, it has slightly more exciting solos throughout.
We are down to only these two, and are aiming for a July 15 Going For Adds date, so please cast your vote once again! Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Invitation is garnering rave reviews and hitting the charts...... download the entire album and liner notes below.
See what the industry is saying about award winning multi-hornmeister Gabriel Mark Hasselbach:
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach's new CD "Open Invitation" on which he wrote all the tunes and plays trumpet, flugel, alto and C flutes, valve bone, and EVI, is a tour de force of arranging and production..... Gabriel sounds great on everything.... no easy task, and should be really proud of this one! You'll find yourself humming these tunes when you least expect it! Randy Brecker ..... multiple Grammy winning trumpeter (Brecker Bros, etc)
"Canadian trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach returns on Open Invitation with his proven formula for success: a cadre of talented guest artists, fresh, funky rhythms ... in yet another winning set from GMH" D. Oscar Groomes, O's Place Jazz
"With Open Invitation it becomes apparent that Gabriel needn't shy away from comparison with any other trumpeter in the world" Hans-Bernd Hülsmann- Smooth Jazz Daily
"I recently received trumpeter Gabriel Hasselbach's new cd Open Invitation and I highly recommend it! It's fast, classy and progressive and full of great all-star guest performers. I can see why the first single release, Propulsion, with special guest Greg Manning is sweeping the jazz world - it's just great music! I guarantee months of repeat playing of Gabriel's new music on my jazz program! Keep up the good work and great music Gabriel!" Bill Sharpe, host of Newfoundland's only jazz program Cool Jazz On The Coast (see more)
Gabriel - Open Invitation (2014) Trumpet player Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - currently calling himself just Gabriel - comes up with an awesome album full of memorable tracks and tons of first-rate guest players, like Bob Mintzer, Bob Baldwin, Greg Manning and many others. The music is groovy and offers a lot of variety, the musicianship is on a high level, and the smooth trumpet and flugelhorn playing of the leader holds it all together. Great stuff!
As a Christmas bonus to all our supporters and friends, please download the broadcast ready, remastered version of Gabriel's timeless holiday hit 'Christmastime Is Here'. A perfect addition to your holiday programming. Download links below.
2015 and 2016 were good years for Gabriel's all-star studded release Open Invitation, with guests Greg Manning, Cal Harris Jr, Bob Baldwin, Bob Mintzer, Rock Hendricks, Lew Laing, Jr., and others. His third single 'Charmed Life' from that album is still on the Billboard charts as of November 2016!
If you would like hard copy of the full cd, contact Neal Sapper at New World n Jazz email@example.com or +1 (510) 260-0004. Here is a 10 song, 10 minute sampler:
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach's new release OPEN INVITATION is getting its final polishing touches and is slated for release right after Christmas. The album features stellar guests such as Greg Manning (featured on the single), Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Bob Baldwin (Gabriel was featured on Bob's recent chart toppers Seabreeze and Chameleon 3000), Cal Harris Jr. (Shelter Island), Rock Hendricks (Paul Hardcastle), and Lew Laing (Paul Brown). You can get a taste of the deep musicality and radio friendly vibe on OPEN INVITATION soon via a short sampler... keep checking back here!
In the meantime, the first single PROPULSION (feat. Greg Manning) has been unleashed on the world and to radio. The official drop day (going for adds) is Oct 27, but satisfy your cravings with an advance download of your choice below.
For more info or hard copies of single or full CD, contact our label radio guru: