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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ras1983, Nov 29, 2005.
Anyone know of christmas albums by the jazz greats? Hancock, Marcus Miller, Miles, etc etc
not a jazz great per se, but I really enjoy Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas.
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.
Oscar Peterson Christmas is an excellent disk. The Ray Charles Christmas album, while not Jazz (well neither is Kenny G) Is pretty cool too!
Hey, Syeknom, I'd advise you stay behind that wall
another from the master....
Try Ella Fitzgerald, "Wishes You a Swinging Christmas".
This thread should be X-rated - not only the inherent Cheesiness of crass commercialism but Kenny G as well...pass the sick bag!!
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.
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.
The Los Straitjackets is instrumental. Thats the beauty about it.
Christmas isn't funky - it's a religious festival!!
"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.
Wow - we got Wynton and Kenny G in the same thread...
I hope Pat Metheny never sees this thread!!
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.
Well.. the NutCracker Suite is hardly "Christmas Music" - that's Tchaikovsky - "legit" Classical...!!
Other Acoustic Christmas Jazz-
Blue Note & Verve used to have compilation discs...Jingle Jazz is another compilation album with acoustic Jazz stars.
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.
Give it a rest, Alistair!
Cheesiest thread ever!!