Jazz Flavours playlist for December 3, 2007

A Christmas edition of Jazz Flavours with some slightly different takes on the usual Yuletide fare. You can listen again any time in the holiday season — in fact any time til January 14, 2008!

19.03
Clifford Gilberto
The 10th Victim
Xen Cuts (Ninja Tune) 2000

19.05
The Turtle Island String Quartet
Veni Emmanuel
A Winter’s Solstice III (Windham Hill) 1990

19.09
Dave Grusin
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. III (GRP) 1993

19.15
Howard Hewitt
Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive
Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration (Reprise) 1992

19.19
Sounds of Blackness
Soul Holiday
The Night Before Christmas: A Musical Fantasy (Perspective) 1992

19.26
Louis Prima
Shake Hands With Santa Claus
Jingle Bell Swing (Sony) 1999 [originally released 1951]

19.29
Louis Armstrong
Christmas in New Orleans
A Traditional Jazz Christmas (GRP) 1997 [originally released as a single on Decca in 1955]

19.32
Billie Holiday
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve) 1989 [date of recording unknown]

19.36
Sounds of Blackness
Santa’s Comin’ To Town
The Night Before Christmas: A Musical Fantasy (Perspective) 1992

19.38
Carl Anderson
O Holy Night
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. II (GRP) 1991

19.42
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve) 1989 [date of recording unknown]

19.46
Kevin Eubanks
Silver Bells
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. I (GRP) 1988

19.49
Don Grusin
Angels We Have Heard On High
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. II (GRP) 1991

19.54
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea
Deck the Halls
Jingle Bell Swing (Sony) 1993 [originally released 1973]

20.03
Modern Mandolin Quartet
Trepak
A Winter’s Solstice III (Windham Hill) 1990

20.05
Take 6
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
He Is Christmas (Reprise) 1991

20.08
Barbara Higbie
Lullay, Lully
A Winter’s Solstice III (Windham Hill) 1990

20.12
Eddie Daniels
Sleigh Ride
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. I (GRP) 1988

20.16
Wynton Marsalis
Winter Wonderland
Crescent City Christmas Card (Columbia) 1989

20.20
Duke Ellington
Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies)
Jingle Bell Swing (Sony) 1993 [originally released 1960]

20.24
Miles Davis
Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
Jingle Bell Swing (Sony) 1993 [originally released 1962]

20.26
Roland Kirk
We Free Kings
Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve) 1989 [originally released on the album "We Free Kings" on Mercury in 1961]

20.34
John Gorka
Christmas Bells
A Winter’s Solstice III (Windham Hill) 1990

20.36
Acoustic Alchemy
Earl of Salisbury’s Pavane
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. II (GRP) 1991

20.39
Steve Erquiaga
The Christmas Song
A Winter’s Solstice III (Windham Hill) 1990

20.43
Tom Scott
Feliz Navidad
A GRP Christmas Collection Vol. III (GRP) 1993

20.47
Take 6
Amen!
He Is Christmas (Reprise) 1991

20.51
Yellowjackets
Peace Round
Peace Round (Heads Up) 2004

20.56
Andy Narell
Sleepers Awake
A Winter’s Solstice III (Windham Hill) 1990

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