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Jazz: Holiday Music-Part 2

12/23/09 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the holiday season with such classics as: The Chipmunk Song (Hot Club Of Detroit), Gingerbread Boy (Dexter Gordon), Winter Wonderland (Chet Baker), Silent Night (Carla Cook) and many more.



Winter Wonderland
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Bernard-Smith
Soloists: Chet Baker-Trumpet ; Russ Freeman-Piano
CD/Album: Boston, 1954
Record co./Cat #: Uptown Records 2735
Release Year: 1954


Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Billy Moore-William Hardy
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Charlie Shavers-Trumpet ; Hank Jones-Piano ; John Collins-Guitar ; Ray Brown-Bass ; Charlie Smith-Drums
CD/Album: Yule Be Miserable
Record co./Cat #: Verve B0001240-02
Release Year: 1950


Christmas Waltz
Artist Name: Oscar Peterson
Composer: Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne
Soloists: Oscar Peterson-Piano
CD/Album: An Oscar Peterson Christmas
Record co./Cat #: Telarc Jazz 83372
Release Year: 1995


I've Got My Love To Keep me Warm
Artist Name: Billie Holiday
Soloists: Billie Holiday-Vocals ; Charlie Shavers-Trumpet
CD/Album: The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 517 638-2
Release Year: 1955


Grey December
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Soloists: Chet Baker-Trumpet & Vocals
CD/Album: Grey December
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 7 97160 2
Release Year: 1955


Skating In Central Park
Artist Name: Bill Evans & Jim Hall
Composer: John Lewis
Soloists: Bill Evans-Piano ; Jim Hall-Guitar
CD/Album: Undercurrent
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 90583-2
Release Year: 1962


Santa Baby
Artist Name: Typhanie Monique, Neal Alger & friends
Soloists: Typhanie Monique-Vocals ; Neal Alger-Guitar ; Victor Garcia-Trumpet
CD/Album: Yuletide Groove
Record co./Cat #: www.tymoneal.com
Release Year: 2008


Carol Of The Bells
Artist Name: The Hot Club Of San Francisco
CD/Album: Hot Club Cool Yule
Record co./Cat #: Azica Records 72242
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Gingerbread Boy
Artist Name: Dexter Gordon
Composer: Jimmy Heath
Soloists: Dexter Gordon-Tenor Sax ; Woody Shaw-Trumpet ; Ronnie Mathews-Piano ; Stafford James-Bass ; Louis Hayes-Drums
CD/Album: Homecoming -Live At The Village Vanguard
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 34650
Release Year: 1976


Silent Night
Artist Name: Carla Cook
Soloists: Carla Cook-Vocals ; Cyrus Chestnut-Piano
CD/Album: MaxJazz Holiday
Record co./Cat #: MaxJazz 301
Release Year: 2001


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist Name: Kermit Ruffins
Composer: Coots & Gillespie
Soloists: Kermit Ruffins-Vocals, Trumpet ; Corey Harris-Trombone ; Matt Lemmler-Piano ; Herlin Riley-Drums
CD/Album: Have A Crazy Cool Christmas!
Record co./Cat #: Basin Street Records 0109-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Artist Name: Eddie Higgins Trio
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Eddie Higgins-Piano ; Jay Leonhart-Bass ; Joe Ascione-Drums
CD/Album: Christmas Songs
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1143
Release Year: 2005


Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Artist Name: Milt Hinton's Survivors
Soloists: Doc Cheatham-Trumpet ; Buddy Tate-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: A Chiaroscuro Christmas
Record co./Cat #: Chiaroscuro Records 332
Release Year: 1990


Far Away Christmas Blues
Artist Name: Little Esther Phillips with Johnny Otis
CD/Album: Mr. Santa's Boogie
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 1157


Chipmunk Song
Artist Name: Hot Club Of Detroit
Composer: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
CD/Album: Jazz Yule Love II
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1029
Release Year: 2006


Christo Redentor
Artist Name: Donald Byrd
Composer: Duke P earson
Soloists: Donald Byrd-Trumpet ; Hank Mobley-Tenor Sax ; Kenny Burrell-Guitar ; Herbie Hancock-Piano
CD/Album: Ultimate Jazz Christmas
Release Year: 1963


A Merrier Christmas
Artist Name: Steve Lacy
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Steve Lacy-Soprano Sax ; Mal Waldren-Piano
CD/Album: A Merry Jazzmas
Record co./Cat #: Novus 63126-2
Release Year: 1990


Don't Want No Blues This Christmas
Artist Name: Dave McKenna
Composer: Dave McKenna
Soloists: Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: Christmas Ivory
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4772-2
Release Year: 1997


Alone Together
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Schwartz-Dietz
Soloists: Chet Baker-Trumpet ; Pepper Adams-Baritone Sax ; Bill Evans-Piano
CD/Album: Deep In A Dream
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 35937
Release Year: 1958


Away In A Manger
Artist Name: Carla Bley with Steve Swallow and The Partyka Brass Quintet
CD/Album: Carla's Christmas Carols
Record co./Cat #: WATT 35
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Northern Lights
Artist Name: Manuel Barrueco
Composer: Steve Morse
Soloists: Manuel Barrueco-Guitar ; Steve Morse-Guitar
CD/Album: Nylon & Steel
Record co./Cat #: Angel 56941 2
Release Year: 2001
Note: Listener Request
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