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Joy and Wonder: New Holiday Releases


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This broadcast presents new holiday releases from harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, vocalists Alexis Cole, Norah Jones, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, José James plus seasonal singles from Elisabeth Lohninger, and flutist Ragan Whiteside, with birthday shoutouts to Dave Brubeck, Bob Dorough, Cory Weeds, Diane Schuur and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, comfort and inspire.


  • Geri Allen "Joy and Wonder" from The Gathering (Verve) 00:00
  • Sue Maskaleris "The Meaning (Peace & Love)" from Bring Nothing But Your Heart (Self released) 04:37
  • The Moore McColl Jazz Society "Jingle Jangle" from One Way Holiday (Self released) 08:57
  • Host speaks 12:59
  • Dave Miller Trio "In Your Own Sweet Way" from The Mask-erade Is Over (Summit) 14:13
  • Brenda Earle Stokes "Strange Meadowlark" from Solo Sessions Vol. 1 (Self Released) 17:39
  • Mark Zaleski (feat. Michael Mayo) "They Say I Look Like God" from Our Time: Reimagining Dave Brubeck (Origin) 23:29
  • New York Voices "God's Love Made Visible" from Bending Towards the Light-A Jazz Nativity (Self released) 29:02
  • Host speaks 33:17
  • Billy Stritch "Caroling Caroling" from Christmas at Birdland (Club 44) 34:30
  • Ann Hampton Callaway "What Good Is Being Cranky (When It's Christmas)" from The Hope of Christmas-the lyrics of William Schermerhorn (MCG Jazz) 36:45
  • Elisabeth Lohninger "I Remember Christmas" from Single (Self Released) 40:40
  • Host speaks 45:15
  • Jacqueline Kerrod "December 2: Fluttering Alberti" from 17 Days in December (Orenda Records) 46:14
  • Alexis Cole "Jeanette Isabella/The Call" from The Greatest Gift (MNRK Music Grp) 48:47
  • Host speaks 54:05
  • Elsa Nilsson "Sankta Lucia" from Dark Is Light Is (Self released) 54:53
  • The New Standards "Do You Hear What I Hear?" from Seven Songs of Comfort and Joy (Princess Records) 1:00:00
  • Lorraine Feather "Can I Call You Sugar" from Such Sweet Thunder (Sanctuary Records) 1:05:00
  • Janis Siegel "Hard Candy Christmas" from Crying In My Whiskey (Night Is Alive) 1:09:04
  • Host speaks 1:13:27
  • Carla Bley and Steve Swallow "Hell's Bells" from Carla's Christmas Carols (ECM) 1:14:46
  • Norah Jones "A Holiday With You" from I Dream of Christmas (Blue Note) 1:20:00
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet "It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas" from Fools For Yule (HouseKat Records) 1:22:38
  • Host speaks 1:27:03
  • B3 Kings "What Child Is This?" from Laughing All the Way (Cellar Live) 1:28:01
  • Lili Añel "George Bailey's Lament" from Better Days Remastered (Self Released) 1:31:27
  • Jose James "Christmas in New York" from Merry Xmas From Jose James (Universal Music) 1:34:33
  • Diane Schuur "Way Over Yonder" from Running On Faith (JazzHeads) 1:37:24
  • Host speaks 1:41:41
  • Ragan Whiteside "This Christmas" from Single (Self Released) 1:42:43
  • Rachelle Garniez "It's a Christmas Song" from Who's Counting (Storysound) 1:46:22
  • Bob Dorough "Blue X-mas" from Yule Be Boppin (Blue Note) 1:50:21
  • Host speaks 1:56:00
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:08

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