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The 2022 Christmas Jazz Show


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Christmas Day has passed but it is still the holiday season so here is my Christmas show for this year featuring all kinds of holiday-related jazz tunes from the sacred to the very secular. The musicians heard on the program include Mars Williams, Diana Krall, Babs Gonzales, Nnenna Freelon, Jimmy Smith. and Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O. Please excuse the glitch in the final set.


  • Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O "Christmas Time Is Here" from Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O (Palmetto) 00:00
  • Host Speaks 4:21
  • Coleman Hawkins "Greensleeves" from The Best of Coleman Hawkins (Prestige) 4:58
  • Chris Pasin "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" from Baby It's Cold Outside (Planet Arts) 8:10
  • Host Speaks 14:40
  • Carla Bley "O Tannenbaum" from Carla's Christmas Carols (WATT) 16:08
  • Jimmy Smith "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from Verve/Unmixed Christmas (Verve) 18:29
  • 3Divas Jazz Trio "I Wonder As I Wander" from Christmas In 3D (DIVA Jazz) 22:45
  • Host Speaks 28:15
  • John Zorn/Jesse Harris "Waiting For Christmas" from Songs For Petra (Tzadik) 30:14
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross "Deck Us All With Boston Charlie" from Hipster's Holiday (Rhino) 33:12
  • Nnenna Freelon "Swingle Jingle Bells" from Christmas (Brown Boulevard) 36:21
  • Host Speaks 41:14
  • Mars Williams "The Angels Sing with The Old and New Ghosts in the Manger" from An Ayler Xmas, Vol. 5 (Astral Spirits) 42:33
  • Host Speaks 58:14
  • Babs Gonzales "Be-Bop Santa Claus" from Sunday Afternoon with Babs Gonzales at Small's Paradise (Dauntless) 1:00:59
  • Big John Greer "We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo" from Hipster's Holiday (Rhino) 1:04:56
  • Diana Krall "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" from Christmas Songs (Verve) 1:07:27
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet "Santa Dear, Where's Mine?" from Fools for Yule (HouseKat) 1:10:18
  • Host Speaks 1:14:50
  • Red Garland Trio "Winter Wonderland" from Cool Blue Christmas: We Free Kings (Contrast) 1:16:00
  • Benny Benack III with the Steven Feifke Big Band "When Christmas Time Comes Around" from Season's Swingin' Greetings (Cellar Music Group) 1:21:20
  • Debbie Duncan "The Christmas Waltz" from It Must Be Christmas (IGMOD) 1:26:08
  • Host Speaks 1:30:18
  • Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O "The Chipmunk Song" from Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O (Palmetto) 1:32:23
  • Chimytina "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from A Very Chimytina Christmas (Outside In) 1:37:02
  • Miles Davis "Blue Xmas (to whom it may concern)" from Hipster's Holiday (Rhino) 1:40:00
  • Host Speaks 1:42:43
  • Dinah Washington "Silent Night" from What A Wonderful Christmas (Hip-O) 1:43:54
  • Jake Ehrenreich "The Christmas Song" from A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs (Self-Produced) 1:46;14
  • Nina Simone "I Am Blessed" from Verve/Unmixed Christmas (Verve) 1:50:51
  • Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time Is Here" from Greatest Hits (Fantasy) 1:53:44

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