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Tis The Season - New Releases and Jazz Holiday Fare


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This broadcast is full of jazz holiday fare, with new Christmas releases from Jonathan Karrant, Jane Monheit and Lyn Stanley, as well as the latest from Houston Person, Nicholas Payton, Nadje Noordhuis and The String Queens, plus birthday shoutouts to Amina Figarova, Ethel Ennis, Fay Claassen, Melissa Aldana, Cassandra Wilson and Beth McKenna, among others. 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, provoke and inspire.


  • Amina Figarova "Joy" from Joy (AmFi) 00:00
  • Jane Monheit "That Holiday Feeling" from The Merriest (Club 44) 06:41
  • Billy Stritch "Manhattan in December" from Christmas At Birdland (Club44 Records) 10:35
  • Host speaks 13:34
  • Houston Person "Again" from Reminiscing at Rudy's (HighNote) 15:01
  • Jonathan Karrant "This Christmas" from Christmas Wish (Self Released) 21:46
  • Host speaks 26:14
  • Kate Hamann "Daydream" from Momentary Beauty (Self Released) 26:57
  • Lorraine Feather "Can I Call You Sugar" from Such Sweet Thunder: Music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra (Sanctuary Records) 33:16
  • Host speaks 37:17
  • Nadje Noordhuis "Little Song" from Full Circle (Newvelle Records) 38:18
  • Ostara Project "Storms and Oceans" from The Ostara Project (Cellar Music Group) 43:04
  • Host speaks 50:08
  • Nicholas Payton "Feed the Fire" from The Couch Sessions (Smoke Sessions Records) 51:11
  • Lauren Falls "Jupiter" from A Little Louder Now (Self Released) 1:00:00
  • Lyn Stanley "The Way You Look Tonight" from Novel Noël (A.T. Music LLC) 1:07:16
  • Host speaks 1:11:06
  • Melissa Aldana "The Bluest Eye" from 12 Stars (Blue Note) 1:12:25
  • Grady Tate "Bending Towards the Light" from Bending Towards the Light-A Jazz Nativity (Self Released) 1:20:13
  • Host speaks 1:24:02
  • The String Queens "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" from RISE (Self Released) 1:26:07
  • Cassandra Wilson "Broken Drum" from Glamoured (Blue Note) 1:28:51
  • Ethel Ennis "Hey You" from If Women Ruled the World (Savoy) 1:32:51
  • Fay Claassen "Song Of Life" from Luck Child (Challenge) 1:37:34
  • Host speaks 1:41:34
  • Beth McKenna "Letting Go" from Beyond Here (Self Released) 1:42:48
  • Jeanie Perkins "Lookin' Forward to the Winter" from Dinner in a Diner (Self Released) 1:48:43
  • Norah Jones "You're Not Alone" from I Dream of Christmas (Blue Note) 1:51:47
  • Host speaks 1:55:34
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:56:38



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