Dec 4, 2020
Looking to pick up some new jazz music for the Christmas season. Well, be sure to check this sampler of some of the best choices for new Christmas music this season. There's so much to choose from, with new albums from Warren Wolf and Brian Bromberg on Mack Avenue Records (What? No "Christmas on Mack Avenue" this year?); a compilation of Peggy Lee's classic Christmas music; and vocal albums from Nils Landgren, Amber Weekes, and Jamie Cullum. Add to it a pair of one-offs from Norah Jones and Laila Biali, and you've got quite a selection from which to choose.
Maybe the best of the bunch is the hard swinging Christmas in 3D from the 3D Jazz Trio. A separate podcast will feature a conversation with the three women who make up this top-flight group, with more music to share.
Podcast 782 includes selections of New Music for Christmas, including:
Warren Wolf - "This Christmas" from Christmas Vibes
Amber Weekes - "The Christmas Waltz" from The Gathering
Brian Bromberg - "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from Celebrate Me Home: The Holiday Sessions
Nils Landgren - "Just Another Christmas Song" from Christmas with My Friends VII
Peggy Lee - "Sana Claus is Coming to Town" from Ultimate Christmas
Norah Jones - "It's Not Christmas 'Til You Come Home" (Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC)
3D Jazz Trio - "Winter Wonderland" from Christmas in 3D
Laila Biali - "Silent Night." See her upcoming virtual concert "Christmas in the Chapel", happening Dec 6 .
Jamie Cullum - "How Do You Fly?" from The Pianoman at Christmas
Warren Wolf - "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Christmas Vibes
Nils Landgren - "Feliz Navidad" from Christmas with My Friends VII
Amber Weekes - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" from The Gathering
Brian Bromberg - "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from Celebrate Me Home: The Holiday Sessions
Peggy Lee - "White Christmas" from Ultimate Christmas
And while you can't listen to it here, be sure to check out this great duet with Jon Batiste and Daniel Brooks ("Taystee" from Orange is the New Black) on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".