Last night I took up Karl Stabnau's offer of a couple of tickets for his 6th annual Charlie Brown Christmas show at the Little Theatre. As Karl's quartet of former Eastman students, who are now professional musicians all over the country, did their interpretations of a number of holiday classics, plus a set of the tunes from Vince Guaraldi's classic recording, I was it reminded of how much I enjoy holiday tunes reimagined through a jazz lens. We decorate for the holidays with jazz on the turntable.
In addition to the one pictured in this post, I have the following holiday jazz albums. They're all compilations I've gathered over the years:
So where do your favorite holiday jazz sounds come from? Have any favorite jazz CDS, either compilations or by your favorite artists. Let us know in the comments (click on the link at the bottom of the post to add one), or join the conversation on the JazzRochester Facebook page or on Twitter.
By the way, if you want some of these sounds in your own home, click on one of the images above to buy on Amazon (affiliate links).