Music for the Holidays

Spent the entire rainy morning cleaning up the house and listening to some holiday music. Here are the three albums I am enjoying:

Big Band Holidays by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Classic holiday songs orchestrated in big band jazz led by Marsalis and joined by Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, and René Marie. What more can you ask for?

Believe by David Benoit Trio with Jane Monheit holding down the vocals: The David Benoit Trio crafted a beautiful album for the holidays. Their rendition of “Believe,” which comes from The Polar Express, gives me so much memories of the kids. They used to love this movie.

Seasons of Love by Bích Vân & Vân Anh: Although this is not specific for the holidays, the broadway tunes and the classical and jazz arrangements made it an exceptional album for this time of the year.

Check these albums out if you have a chance and happy holidays.