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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show


Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Dec 18, 2013

Ah so much to do and such little time to enjoy the holiday season!

Podcast 400 is my reminder to you that life is short, and you should savor every moment you can, preferably with a sterling musical soundtrack. And here is an hour plus of Christmas jazz for you to enjoy as you trim the tree, wrap the gifts, sip a hot toddy or just bathe in the glow of the holiday spirit. Musical selections include:

Jonathan Butler – “Happy Holidays”

Larry Carlton – “Ringing the Bells of Christmas”

Rene Marie – “Santa Baby”

Spyro Gyra – “Carol of the Bells”

Manhattan Transfer – “A Christmas Love Song”

Booker Ervin – “White Christmas”

Julie London – “I’d Like You for Christmas”

Duke Ellington – “Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of the Sugar Plum Fairy)”

Stan Kenton – “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

Joe Williams – “Winter Wonderland”

Roy Hargrove – “Christmas Cheer”

Harry Connick, Jr. – “Mary’s Little Boy Child”

Nnenna Freelon And John Brown Big Band – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”