An Uptown Christmas

$14.99

Uptown was one of the first independent jazz labels to come out with a multi-artist Christmas jazz collection. This enjoyable CD has performances by the Claudio Roditi-Don Sickler quintet, Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Richard Wyands, Maria Muldaur (who sings the lusty “Santa Baby”), Walter Davis Jr., Carl Fontana, Al Cohn, Barry Harris, Jack Sheldon, Sahib Shahib and Tommy Flanagan. The bop-based music has plenty of wit and solid swing, along with more variety than one might expect. Recommended. – Review by Scott Yanow, All Music Guide | Uptown Records | 1991, 55:53

1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Artist: Don Sickler Quintet | Claudio Roditi 2. I’ll Be Home For Christmas Artist: Johnny Coles Quintet | Frank Wess 3. The Christmas Song Artist: Kenny Baron Trio 4. We Three Kings Artist: Charlie Rose Quartet 5. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Artist: Richard Wyands Trio 6. Santa Baby Artist: Maria Muldaur 7. Jingle Bells Artist: Walter Davis Jr. Trio 8. Winter Wonderland Artist: Al Cohn Quintet | Carl Fontana 9. White Christmas Artist: Barry Harris Trio 10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Artist: Jack Sheldon | Barry Harris 11. Silent Night Artist: Sahib Shihab Quartet 12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Artist: Jack Sheldon | Barry Harris 13. The Christmas Waltz Artist: Tommy Hanagan