Various Artists

Christmas is o­ne of the most joyous holidays of the year. The classic songs o­n this Christmas Jazz album will be a treat to listen to at your family gatherings during the festive season. Ella Fitzgerald will have you singing along with the first track "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" which is a classic dating back to 1939. The serene sounds of Billy Eckstein's "Christmas Eve" will bring back memories of Christmas Past and make way for new o­nes. Many look forward to the snow during the holidays. The perfect song to listen to while watching snowflakes fall is "Let It Snow" by Joe Williams. He is accompanied by Seldon Powell o­n saxophone. Everyone knows "The Christmas Song" which is o­ne of the most played holiday songs. It is a classic and Mel Torme sings it with much emotion. The legendary Louis Armstrong sings an interesting version of "Zat You, Santa Claus?" Other fun songs o­n this album include Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells. A few instrumentals that will delight Jazz fans such as "Greensleeves" by John Coltrane o­n saxophone and "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Ramsey Lewis. A pleasant album.

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