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Hep To The Holidays

Shorty Rogers' The Swinging Nutcracker

Trumpeter Shorty Rogers jazzing up Tchaikovsky. (album cover art)

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



  • Shorty Rogers' take on The Nutcracker



  • Pianist Bill Evans having some vocal fun with "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (as well as the backstory on how the song came to be written)









For More Holiday Fun...

Listen to Night Lights holiday outtakes: hipster comedian Lord Buckley's version of "A Christmas Carol":

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