A Jazzy Christmas – Volume 2

Christmas Tree @ Jack London Square

Merry Christmas!
Happy Hanukkah!
Happy Kwanzaa
I wish you all the best this holiday season and for the new year. I planned to have this radio blog posted yesterday but life has a way of changing your plans. My Christmas was very quiet this year. I slept, watched tv, and listened to music. Each year, the holiday season gets busier and busier for me between the singing, music concerts, baking, baking, and shopping for presents (all of which I enjoy!!!) so I enjoy peace and quiet on Christmas Day. I hope that does not make me sound like too much of a Scrooge.
The above photo is this year’s Christmas tree in Jack London Square in Oakland.
The music selected this week ranges from 1959 to 2005. I will come back later and tell you all about the music. In the meantime, enjoy!
A Jazzy Christmas – Volume 2 (listen here!)
Shirley Horn – “The Secret Of Christmas” from Christmas For Lovers (1991)
Yusef Lateef – “Warm Fire” from Christmas For Lovers (1965)
Mary Stallings – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” from MAXJAZZ Holiday (2001)
Nicholas Payton & Stephen Scott – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” from Jazz for Joy (1997)
Laverne Butler – “Sleigh Ride” from MAXJAZZ Holiday (2001)
Clairdee – “Peace” from This Christmas (2003)
Dinah Washington – “Ole Santa” from Christmas For Lovers (1959)
Cyrus Chestnut – “We Three Kings” from Blessed Quietness: Collection of Hymns, Spirituals, Carols (1996)
Anita Baker – “Moonlight Sleighride” from Christmas Fantasy (2005)
Jimmy Smith – “White Christmas” from Christmas ’64 (1964)
Brook Benton – “This Time Of The Year” from Billboard Greatest R&B Christmas Hits (1959)
Kenny Burrell – “Merry Christmas, Baby” from Christmas For Lovers (1966)
Clairdee – “A Child Is Born” from This Christmas (2003)
Christian McBride – “Double Decker (Deck the Halls)” from Jazz for Joy (1997)
Nancy Wilson – “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” from A Nancy Wilson Christmas (2001)
Frank McComb – “This Christmas (Jazz Version)” from Mo Jazz Christmas Album (1994)
Betty Carter – “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” from Jazz for Joy (1997)
Joshua Redman – “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” from Warner Bros. Jazz Christmas Party (1997)
Clairdee – “Bringing In A Brand New Year” from This Christmas (2003)
Pillars of West Coast Jazz – “Winter Wonderland” from Jazz Yule Love (2002)

2 Responses to “A Jazzy Christmas – Volume 2”

  1. Joey says:

    Nice. Am spending time w/sis & Mom. Have had a cold, too. Ick. But did some web-browsing today to keep up and saw this mention of Lizz Wright and thought you’d be interested.

  2. ronn says:

    Great list. Esp. since I rarely come across jazz versions of songs for the holidays.

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