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IPR's Monthly Jazz Digest

All Jazz Christmas 2017

BlueNotes returns to Indiana Public Radio with the third annual All Jazz Christmas on Saturday, December 23 from 8-10pm. Join host Larry Beck for a two-hour celebration of the holidays with jazz covers of Christmas carols, pop holiday songs, and Christmas hymns. Featured artists include Chet Baker, Carmen McRae, John Coltrane, Mel Torme, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong with a seldom heard recording of Twas the Night before Christmas.


First Hour

  1. David Benoit – Santa Claus is Coming to own from Holiday Jazz, Universal 2005
  2. Les Brown – The Nutcracker Suite from Songs for a Big Band Christmas, Capitol/EMI 1991
  3. Mel Torme – Good King Wenceslas from Christmas Songs, Telarc Jazz 1992
  4. Roland Kirk – We Free Kings from The Best of Christmas Jazz, Vol. 2, Verve 2007
  5. Arturo Sandoval – O Come All Ye Faithful from GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. 2, GRP 1991
  6. Carmen McRae – The Christmas Song from A Cool Christmas, Vol. 1, Rock River 1995
  7. Chet Baker Quartet – Winter Wonderland from Jingle Bell Jam, Rhino 1994
  8. Louis Armstrong – The Night Before Christmas from Christmas through the Years, LaserLight 1996
  9. Tim Cunningham – Joy to the World from A Tim Cunningham Christmas, TAWC 2001
  10. Matt Belsante – Sleigh Ride from White Christmas, Green Hill 2007
  11. Billy Taylor – Deck the Halls from GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. 3, GRP 1993
  12. Al Hirt & Ann Margret – Baby It’s Cold Outside from Hip Holidays, BMG 1998
  13. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time is Here from Jingle Bell Jam, Rhino 1994


Second Hour

  1. John Coltrane – Greensleeves from The Best of Christmas Jazz, Vol. 2, Verve 2007
  2. Peter Cincotti – My Favorite Time of Year from Holiday Jazz, Universal 2005
  3. Ahmad Jamal – Snowfall from A Traditional Jazz Christmas, GRP 1997
  4. Charles Brown – Santa’s Blues from A Swingin’ Holiday, EMI 1999
  5. John Pizzarelli – Santa Claus is Near from A Swingin’ Holiday, EMI 1999
  6. Charlie Parker All Stars – White Christmas from Jingle Bell Jam, Rhino 1994
  7. Billie Holiday – I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm from A Cool Christmas, Vol. 1, Rock River 1995
  8. Marcus Roberts – Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow from Hip Holidays, BMG 1998
  9. New York Voices – I Wonder as I Wander from GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. 2, GRP 1991
  10. Dave Grusin – Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming from GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. 3, GRP 1993
  11. Vanessa Rubin – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from Hip Holidays, BMG 1998
  12. Fourplay – Auld Lang Syne from Snowbound, Warner Bros. 1999

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