Label: New Sounds 2000 - none • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Italy • Genre: Jazz •
The standouts, for me, besides McRaeÕs track, are Duke EllingtonÕs amazingly inventive Jingle Bells, Ella FitzgeraldÕs earthy Good Morning Blues, and the Modern Jazz QuartetÕs lovely EnglandÕs Carol #1. Charlie ParkerÕs White Christmas is also breathtaking, probably the best thing on the album, although unfortunately the sound quality is /5(7).
2. I'll Be Home for Christmas - McCoy Tyner 3. Christmas Song, The - The Arthur Blythe Quartet 4. Our Little Town - Heath Brothers 5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Paquito d'Rivera 6. We Three Kings of Orient Are - Wynton Marsalis Septet 7. Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington 8. White Christmas - Lionel Hampton 9. Christmas Song, The - Carmen McRae /5(32).
· The majority of the tracks are performed by Jazz quartets in the smooth jazz style, with a few Dixieland combos and Big Bands thrown in. "Jingle Bells" is done in the inimitable Duke Ellington style, while "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is performed admirably by the Dave Brubek Quartet (although if you really want to hear something, catch the version of this song on Brubek's solo album)/5(8).
Columbia through the years has had several Christmas jazz samplers. This album is mostly from the period, although there is an unusual version of "Deck the Halls" that features both Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea on pianos in with a nonet. Highlights include Duke Ellington's "Jingle Bells," the Chico Hamilton Quintet playing "Winter Wonderland," the Dave Brubeck Quartet romping 6/
Christmas Jazz ~ - Various. May Every Day Be Christmas. Louis Jordan. 5. Sleigh Ride. Lloyd Glenn. 6. Jingle Bells. Glenn Miller. Side B. 1. Christmas Night in Harlem but the nature and sincerity of the Christmas celebrations contained in the titles selected for this album make us completely forget Brand: Various.
- Sing Sing Sing - Ted Mack (2) And Major Bowes*, Various - Original Amateur Hour 25th Anniversary Alb