On this festive show :
- Chet Baker – Silent Night Part One – Silent Nights
- Cedar Walton – The Bouncer – The Bouncer
- Janko Nilovic – Soul Impressions – Soul Impressions
- Chet Baker – Oh Come All Ye Faithful – Silent Nights
- Carla Bley – Floater – Social Studies
- Donald Harrison – I can’t get started – This Is Jazz
- Chet Baker – It came upon a midnight clear – Silent Nights
- Clifford Jordan and John Gilmore – Status Quo – Blowing In From Chicago
- Erik Truffaz – Samara – Out Of A Dream
- Jon Balke – The Wind Caller – Say and Play
- Chet Baker – Silent Night Part Two – Silent Nights
- Chet Baker – Amen – Silent Nights
Listen to the show at this link
The usual mix of jazz from around the world including:
The Jadid Ensemble – a “world music” band from Manchester who manage to meld flamenco with Turkish and Arabic music with a smidgen of jazz to create a relaxed and compelling sound.
Paulo Fresu – a handful of tunes featuring Paulo’s work with Ralph Towner, Carla Bley and Enrico Rava. This italian trumpeter builds on Miles Davis’s sound from the 1950s and he has been extremely productive with over 130 albums in his discography.
Ahmad Jamal – a great player who did not achieve much commercial recognition – an innovator and minimalist who Miles Davis (him again!) counted as one his main influencers.
Horace Tapscott – another great writer who did not make it onto the main jazz stage – highly regarded by his peers.
Johnny Dyani – a great bass player and composer whose music combines South African folk heritage with Ornette Coleman’s free bop and elements of avant-garde jazz.
Don Grolnick – a subtle and rather underrated pianist throughout his career, but his flexibility and talents were well known to his fellow musicians.
Roland Kirk – some might argue he is the most exciting saxophone soloist in jazz history, a post-modernist before that phrase even existed. A master at mixing and matching elements from jazz history, with memorable results.