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Christmas albums by jazz greats??

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ras1983, Nov 29, 2005.


  1. ras1983

    ras1983

    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Anyone know of christmas albums by the jazz greats? Hancock, Marcus Miller, Miles, etc etc
     
  2. hoedown_j

    hoedown_j

    Mar 3, 2005
  3. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Tuck Andress "Hymns, Carols, And Songs About Snow".

    Imagine Charlie Hunter with a Gibson L5 playing Christmas carols....yeah, he's THAT good....only Christmas music I can stomach listening to.

    :)
     
  4. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI

    :crying:
     
  5. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Oscar Peterson Christmas is an excellent disk. The Ray Charles Christmas album, while not Jazz (well neither is Kenny G) Is pretty cool too!
     
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Hey, Syeknom, I'd advise you stay behind that wall ;)
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    another from the master....
     

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  8. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Try Ella Fitzgerald, "Wishes You a Swinging Christmas".
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This thread should be X-rated - not only the inherent Cheesiness of crass commercialism but Kenny G as well...pass the sick bag!! :spit:
     
  10. Tis the Season For - Los Straitjackets

    Ok not so much jazz as it is...not jazz...and IS surf music. Its good stuff. It'll make you get up and dance for christmas, the perfect cure for those morose carollers.
     
  11. ras1983

    ras1983

    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    What about instrumentals? (Other than Kenny G); i'm just searching for a funky sound that will be different to everything else i usually hear.
     
  12. The Los Straitjackets is instrumental. Thats the beauty about it.
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Christmas isn't funky - it's a religious festival!!


    ;)
     
  14. bman

    bman

    Dec 4, 2000
    Sandown, N.H., USA
    "A Crescent City Christmas Card" by Wynton Marsalis is really good.

    And it's not jazz, but Bruce Cockburn's "Christmas" is good any time of year.
     
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Wow - we got Wynton and Kenny G in the same thread...:eek:

    I hope Pat Metheny never sees this thread!! ;)
     
  16. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    The Classical Jazz Quartet performs the Nutcracker Suite on one of their albums. I think they might have some other Christmas music, but don't quote me on that. The lineup consists of: Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Stefon Harris, and Lewis Nash.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well.. the NutCracker Suite is hardly "Christmas Music" - that's Tchaikovsky - "legit" Classical...!! ;)
     
  18. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Agree.
    Other Acoustic Christmas Jazz-
    Blue Note & Verve used to have compilation discs...Jingle Jazz is another compilation album with acoustic Jazz stars.

    Electric Jazz?
    I have always liked the 1st (& maybe even the 2nd) GRP Jazz Christmas albums. Corea's Electrik Band doin' "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" is happenin', IMO.

    Last year I picked up the Yellowjackets' Christmas album...Xmas tunes done in the 'Jackets' style.


    Bruce-
    Give it a rest, Alistair!
     
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member