(1997) Yule Be Boppin'

Various Artists

... read moreThis is one of the better Christmas jazz collections available. The 15 selections each utilize different artists and were recorded especially for this CD. Kurt Elling's version of Steve Allen's "Cool Yule," and Pat Martino's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," Javon Jackson's "Santa Baby," Bobby Watson...

01:06′:29″ 15 Songs

1
Cool Yule
Various Artists
3:30
2
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Various Artists
4:27
3
Jingle Bells
Various Artists
2:09
4
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Various Artists
4:28
5
Blue X-Mas
Various Artists
5:37
6
You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Various Artists
5:25
7
Santa Baby
Various Artists
4:20
8
Be-Bop Santa Claus
Various Artists
4:28
9
I'd Like You For Christmas
Various Artists
4:49
10
Adeste Fideles / Little Drummer Boy
Various Artists
3:27
11
Zat You Santa Claus?
Various Artists
3:33
12
Cristo Redentor
Various Artists
7:18
13
Peace On Earth
Various Artists
4:19
14
Christmas Time Is Here
Various Artists
4:04
15
Carol Of The Bells
Various Artists
4:35
Released 01 January 1997, This Compilation ℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

Review

This is one of the better Christmas jazz collections available. The 15 selections each utilize different artists and were recorded especially for this CD. Kurt Elling's version of Steve Allen's "Cool Yule," and Pat Martino's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," Javon Jackson's "Santa Baby," Bobby Watson and Jack Walrath on "Cristo Redentor," and Charlie Hunter's solo guitar version of "Christmas Time Is Here" are highlights. Other featured players include Dianne Reeves ("Jingle Bells"), Eliane Elias (romping on "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"), Bob Dorough (remaking "Blue X-Mas"), Fareed Haque, Sweet Daddy Lowe, Judi Silvano, Jacky Terrasson, Benny Green, Miles Griffith, Rachelle Ferrell and Joe Lovano. An excellent set of mostly offbeat versions of seasonal favorites. ~ Scott Yanow