Sunday, December 24, 2017

Have a Jazzy Christmas

On Christmas Eve, some Jazzy Christmas music.

First up is a couple of Louis Armstrong gems. Initially it is Christmas in New Orleans.

Next the classic Winter Wonderland.

Now Duke Ellington with Lena Horne singing A Christmas Surprise.

Classic Charlie Parker air check from the Royal Roost of White Christmas, recorded on Christmas night in 1948.

Dave Brubeck on Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

In lieu of Nat King Cole's recording, Ella Fitgzerald singing The Christmas Song.

A medley of Christmas songs (but not The Christmas Song) by Mel Torme.

In lieu of the familar classic, here is Nat King Cole singing Silent Night.

Bob Dorough with Miles Davis doing Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern).

Fats Waller Swingin' Then Jingle Bells.

Gene Ammons is Swingin' For Christmas.

Dexter Gordon behind Tony Bennett on White Christmas

I could not forget Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie Good Morning Blues. "Babe it is Christmas Time and I Want to See Santa Claus."

And there are countless more performances I could have chosen, but we close with Hank Jones' Dear Mister Santa Claus.

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