Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NPR Presents "A Jazz Piano Christmas"

We're still prepping for Christmas music sharity season here at Merry and Bright. Have a few more albums to rip, and more than a few more covers to scan. I think I'll get another pre-season share or two out there soon.

In the meantime, I'm going to post a link to a streaming Christmas music program from NPR. "A Jazz Piano Christmas" was recorded at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C in December, 2007. It features Dr. Billy Taylor, Barry Harris, Joey DeFrancesco, and the late Hank Jones. Appearing with Hank Jones is the incredible Roberta Gambarini, an acclaimed and accomplished vocalist hailing from from Turin, Italy.

I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Roberta's here in Kansas City a couple of years ago. Even though she was fighting a cold that night, her performance was astounding. She is featured on the cover of this month's Jazz Times, and has released three CDs in the US. Sadly, she has released no Christmas tunes (yet).

Roberta's appearance with Hank Jones in this program is outstanding, as is the entire program. Please enjoy "A Jazz Piano Christmas" from National Public Radio.

A Jazz Piano Christmas

1 comment:

  1. Ah, yes, that's a good one. Hank Jones, Billy Taylor and Barry Harris are three of my absolute faves.