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Noon Edition

A Cool Christmas

A musical array of holiday night lights.

Snowfalls, sleigh rides, visits from Santa and more holiday happenings abound on Night Lights' annual jazz tribute to the season. Highlights this year include:

 

 

  • Wes Montgomery and his brothers strolling through fellow Hoosier Claude Thornhill's "Snowfall"

 

 

  • Musical season's greetings from singers Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn

 

 

  • Pianist Paul Bley announcing the imminent arrival of a certain Mr. Claus

 

 

  • The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra serenading the season with a most familiar tune

 

 

  • A Kentonian Christmas set, with music from singer June Christy, arranger Pete Rugolo, and Stan Kenton himself

 

 

  • Excerpts from Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker suite

 

 

  • Pianists Duke Pearson and Eddie Higgins suggesting a holiday dance and sleigh-ride

 

 

For more cool Christmas jazz, check out Paul Horn playing "We Three Kings of Orient Are" (tip of the red Santa hat to Like... Dreamsville):

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