*No, not that kind of swinging.
“Big Band Holidays” is the 2015 recording by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis. Featuring the adorable Cécile McLorin Salvant, the lovely Gregory Porter, and the too-cool René Marie, the album is eminently listenable. My far-and-away favorite is René Marie’s “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?” which is making it very hard for me to sit still.
I hope you enjoy the album, and I hope that everyone who celebrates has a happy, healthy, swinging Christmas Eve Eve!
0:00 Jingle Bells
2:18 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
8:45 White Christmas
13:58 ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?
20:10 A Cradle In Bethlehem
25:46 We Three Kings
32:02 What Child Is This?
40:02 Merry Christmas Baby
44:55 It’s Easy To Blame The Weather
49:36 I’ll Be Home For Christmas
54:32 Good Morning Blues
1:00:05 Band Introductions