Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, December 20 will be “Winter Holiday Music.” In this country, the month of December is host to four major celebratory traditions: Hanukkah (December 6-14), Winter Solstice (December 22), Christmas (December 25) and Kwanzaa (December 26-Jamuary 1). We will play music not only of the season, but also suggestive of the season. The artists heard on this show are Joe Henderson, Don Byron, Count Basie. The Sackville All-Stars, Dave Brubeck. Thomas Marriott, Keith Jarrett, Toshiko Akiyoshi. Ray Anderson, Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O, McCoy Tyner, Regina Carter, Charlie Haden, Hank Jones, Wayne Shorter, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ben Allison, Red Garland, Pat Metheny, William Parker, Abdullah Ibrahim and Dexter Gordon.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of December 28, 2015.
This is Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O with Jeff Lederer (ts) Paul Sikivie (b) and Matt Wilson (d) on an NPR Tiny Desk Concert in 2010.