Midnight Sun Jazz December 22nd, 2018

Here’s the Saturday December 22nd, 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman. Playlists for previous shows can be found here.

Every other week Midnight Sun Jazz takes the listener on a musical exploration of the diverse sounds, known fondly, as the music of the Americas or as Dr. Billy Talor puts it, “America’s classical music.” A body of musical styles and improvised performances known as swing, bebop, hard bop, Latin jazz, salsa, jazz-rock fusion, to name a few. Midnight Sun Jazz presents the finest recorded performances by international, national, regional and local improvising musical artists committed to keeping the music of the Americas sounding throughout the world.

The show’s opening and closing theme music, “Midnight Sun”, was composed by jazz vibraphonist and big band leader Lionel Hampton. Original performances of the theme, as performed by a wide variety of artists, are featured each week. Ed Ulman, your host, studied jazz at the Lionel Hampton School of Music in addition to performing, recording, and producing jazz concerts professionally.

All tracks played are listed below in the following format:

Song Title (composer)

Artist Name

Album Title

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Name    Artist     Album   Time      Year

Midnight Sun (1964 Version)
Ella Fitzgerald
The Best of the Song Books
4:54
1993

Sleigh Ride
Harry Connick, Jr.
When My Heart Finds Christmas
3:41
1993

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Wynton Marsalis
Christmas Jazz Jam
7:08
2009

Christmas Time Is Here
Diana Krall
Christmas Songs
3:35
2005

Good King Wenceslas
Mel Torme
Santa’s Bag
4:12
1992

I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Gene Harris
A Concord Jazz Christmas
4:45
1994

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan
Santa’s Bag
3:58
1994

Winter Wonderland
Chris Botti
December
3:09
2002

Jingle Bells
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
A Big Band Christmas – EP
2:58
1962

Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz for the Holidays
3:05
1960

God Rest Ye Merry Trombones
The Tom Kubis Big Band
A Jazz Musician’s Christmas
4:00
1995

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Christmas Songs
4:10
2005

Carol of the Bells
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
A Big Phat Christmas Wrap This!
6:20
2015

My Favorite Things
Kenny Burrell
20 #1’s : Jazz Christmas
3:34
1966

O Tannenbaum Cyrus Chestnut
Jazz Christmas – EP
4:06
2000

Frosty the Snowman
Roy Hargrove & Christian McBride
Jazz for Joy – A Verve Christmas Album
3:56
1996

Ding Dong! Merrily On High
George Shearing Quintet
Christmas With the George Shearing Quintet
5:12
1998

Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown Christmas
2:27
1965

Linus And Lucy   Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown Christmas
3:07
1965

The Christmas Song
Mel Torme
Christmas for Lovers
2:45
2003

Santa Clause Is Coming to Town Wynton Marsalis
Christmas Jazz Jam
4:50
2009

I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (feat. India.Arie & Trombone Shorty)
Dave Koz
Christmas Favorites
3:13
2014

White Christmas
Al Jarreau
Christmas
5:50
2008

Feliz Navidad
Tom Scott
20 #1’s : Jazz Christmas
4:20
1993

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Urbie Green
A Cool Yuletide
2:37
1954

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Joe Williams
20 #1’s : Jazz Christmas
3:57
1990

The Secret Of Christmas Shirley Horn
Christmas for Lovers
4:35
2003

Midnight Sun (Single Version)
Coleman Hawkins
The Original Decca Recordings: Coleman Hawkins In the ’50s – Body & Soul Revisited
2:57
1993