Jazz for the Holiday Season, from WBGOWith the holiday season comes the holly and mistletoe, as well as a new batch of improvisations on holiday classics. WBGO's Gary Walker suggests a few well-aged jazz pairings for eggnog and yule logs.
Pianist Oliver Jones hails from Canada, and you can tell he's seen the Oscar Peterson eclipse many times. Once music director for the Montreal Jubilation Choir, he has a great soulful style. Santa has never come to town like this.
Not your typical holiday fare here. Little Esther with Johnny Otis, The Ravens, Big Maybelle, Charlie Parker's "White Christmas" and Slam Stewart letting you in on "Santa's Secret" are some of the reasons why.