It’s time for some Christmas jams.
I posted Bill Evans’s piano solo of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” last year, but it’s so damn good that I am posting it again. Then a short but sweet performance of “Angels We Have Heard On High” by my friend Pham Hong Hanh. Her album, Give Thanks, is fantastic for the holidays. Of course I have to include “Jingle Bells,” the first Christmas song I ever heard, and Diana Krall’s scatting reminds me of how I tried to sing the song without knowing a word of English. Finally, even “Satan Takes a Holiday” (a swing joint from Tommy Dorsey) and so do I.