Dec 16, 2019
This is the Christmas jazz mix I am giving on CD to members of my band AXIS and other friends this season. No Smooth Jazz, no modern masters - just the classic jazz sound form the best Christmas Jazz albums of the past. For more on some of the albums these tunes are sourced form, be sure to check out Marc Myers' JazzWax blog and his Christmas Hall of Fame selections.
Enjoy nearly 80 uninterrupted moments of Yuletide magic from:
June Christy - "The Merriest"
Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Christmas TIme is Here"
Kenny Burrell - "Merry Christmas Baby"
John Coltrane Quartet - "Greensleeves (What Child is This?)"
Ella Fitzgerald - "The Secret of Christmas"
Chet Baker - "First Noel"
Ellis Marsalis - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Duke Pearson - "Sleigh Ride"
Ramsey Lewis Trio "Here Comes Santa Claus"
Charlie Parker - "White Christmas"
Sonny Rollins - "Winter Wonderland"
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - "Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)"
Louis Armstrong - "Christmas in New Orleans"
Hank Jones - "Dear Mister Santa Claus"
Eartha Kitt - "Santa Baby"
Bobby Timmons - "Deck the Halls"
Bill Evans - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Urbie Green - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Nancy Wilson - "The Christmas Waltz"
Roland Kirk - "We Free (Three) Kings"
Jimmy Smith - "Silent Night"