The Hot Box #091 - Christmas 2022

The 91st Hot Box takes a look at Christmas (already!)

A selection of jazz from all eras that celebrates or satirises Christmas from the personal collection of Donald Helme.

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Track list for The Hot Box #091 - Christmas 2022

1. Sleigh Ride - then Eddie Higgins Trio

2. Merry Christmas Baby - Kenny Burrell

3. White Christmas - Charlie Parker

4. Sleigh Ride - Jimmy Smith

5. Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington Orchestra

6. Deck the Halls - Bobby Timmons

7. White Christmas/Let it Snow/Winter Wonderland - Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass

8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Let it Snow / Winter Wonderland - Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass

9. Santa’s Blue - Charles Brown

10. 21st Century Santa Claus Blues - Nigel Mooney

11. Zat you Santa Claus - Louis Armstrong

12. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bill Evans Trio



Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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