Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bright Moments on the Radio

Now doesn't this make you want to tune it? Thanks to DJ Michael for getting it together:

Bright Moments with the Redwood Jazz Alliance | 21 December 2007

· (4:52) Charlie Parker, "White Christmas" (recorded live at the Royal Roost on Xmas 1948; released on Complete Savoy Live Performances (box set) and lots of Savoy xmas albums). Miles Davis, tpt; Al Haig, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums

· (4:53) Chet Baker, "Winter Wonderland" (featuring Russ Freeman on piano; originally released on Pacific Jazz, 1953; collected on "Christmas Songs" [Fantasy/Milestone, 2000])

· (3:39) Paul Bley Trio, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (with Mingus, bass & Max Roach, drums). Introducing Paul Bley (Debut, 1953)

· (1:39) Don Byron (arr. Louis Singer), "Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairies." Bug Music (Nonesuch, 1996) (trib. To Raymond Scott, John Kirby, Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Orch.) Steve Wilson, alto sax; Charles Lewis, tpt; Kenny Davis, bass; Billy Hart, drums

· (3:22) Duke Ellington, "Overture" to the Nutcracker Suite. Three Suites (Columbia, 1960)

· (3:32) Ella Fitzgerald, "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (Verve, 1960)

· (5:08) Vince Guaraldi Trio, "O Tannenbaum." A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, 1965)

· (5:26) Jimmy Smith, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Christmas Cookin’ (Verve, 1966) (Smith @ the Hammond, along with Kenny Burrell, guitar; Art Davis, bass; Billy Hart, drums)

· (6:25) Duke Pearson, "Sleigh Ride." Merry Ole Soul (Blue Note, 1969)

· (5:16) Kevin Gibbs Trio, "What Child Is This?" Christmas Presence (Concord Jazz, 1990) (Kevin Gibbs, piano; Paul Delmero, bass; Matthew Gordy, drums)

· (6:59) Ed Calle (tenor sax), Arturo Sandoval (trumpet) & Jim Gasior (piano), "Jingle Bells." VA, Latin Jazz Christmas (Concord Picante, 2001)

· (4:17) Paquito D'Rivera (alto sax) and John Miller (bass), "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." VA, God Rest Ye Merry, Jazzmen (Columbia, 1981)

· (9:12) Wynton Marsalis Quintet, "We Three Kings of Orient Are." VA, God Rest Ye Merry, Jazzmen (Columbia, 1981)

· (8:07) Steve Rudolph Trio, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."

· (3:42) Kevin Gibbs Trio, "Deck the Halls." Christmas Presence (Concord Jazz, 1990)

· (5:27) Karrin Allyson, "The Coventry Carol." VA, A Concord Jazz Christmas (Concord Jazz, 1991)

· (3:03) Chris Potter, "O Come All Ye Faithful." VA, A Concord Jazz Christmas 2 (Concord Jazz, 1999)

· (5:46) Steve Rudolph Trio, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Christmas with the Steve Rudolph Trio (The Orchard, 2000) (Steve Rudolph, piano; Paul Langosch, bass; Matt Wilson, drums)

· (7:07) Tom Harrell, "The Christmas Song." VA, Christmas Songs (Milestone, 2000)

· (13:41) John Coltrane, "My Favorite Things." My Favorite Things (Atlantic, 1960)

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