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Hep To The Holidays

Night Lights' annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz from Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, Shorty Rogers and more.

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Swingin' Nutcracker

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Shorty Rogers

Night Lights‘ annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz, including:

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Music Heard On This Episode

Greensleeves
John Coltrane — Complete Village Vanguard Recordings (Impulse/GRP, 1997)
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Greensleeves
John Coltrane — Complete Village Vanguard Recordings (Impulse/GRP, 1997)
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Cool Yule
Louis Armstrong — Hipsters' Holiday (Rhino/WEA, 1999)
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A Nutty Marche
Shorty Rogers — The Swingin' Nutcracker (RCA, 2004)
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My Little Drum
Vince Guaraldi — A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, 2000)
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Winter Wonderland
Chet Baker — Boston 1954 (Uptown Jazz, 1995)
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Snowfall
Emily Remler — East to Wes (Concord, 1990)
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Carol of the Bells
The Swingle Singers — Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve, 1989)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Bill Evans — Complete Bill Evans on Verve (Polygram, 1997)
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Santa Claus Blues
Bob Brookmeyer — Traditionalism Revisited (Essential Jazz, 2009)
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The Man I Love (take 1)
Miles Davis — Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige, 2008)
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Christmas Eve
Sascha Feinstein — Misterioso (Copper Canyon Press, 2000)

Notes: Recording of Feinstein reading poem from his book MISTERIOSO.

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Peace
Horace Silver/Andy Bey — United States of Mind (Blue Note, 2004)
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The Secret of Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald — Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve, 1989)
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