What’s Christmas Without Jazz?

December 14, 2010

In this festive season there are many things that get us in the Christmas spirit. One of those things is music.

There is a long tradition of Christmas Jazz by a wide array of artists. We have compiled a small list of some of the best regarded Jazz Christmas Songs and albums.

  • Ella Fitzgerald – Wishes You A Swinging Christmas – This album recorded in 1960 includes some of the most popular Christmas songs sung by a true jazz legend. This album is a must for any music lover.
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas – What is Christmas without Charlie Brown. The music from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special brings back the memories of Christmas as a child.
  • Oscar Peterson – An Oscar Peterson Christmas –Recorded in 1995, Petersen has worked his magic on some Christmas classics. This is not only a great Christmas album but a great jazz album too.
  • Louis Armstrong – Christmas Through The Years – An album which features some Satchmo classics. A great album to play with friends and family.
  • Various – Very Best Of Christmas Jazz – A compilation album that features many Christmas jazz classics and features artist such as John Coltrane, Count Basie, Ramsey Lewis and many more. This is certainly the pick of compilation albums.

You can find and purchase all these albums at the new Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Store on Amazon. Click here to find a selection of Christmas albums and the albums of some of the 2010 WIJBF performers

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