Remixing the Holidays: Jazzy Holiday Tunes with Carlos Lando

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It’s the week before Christmas, and as usual, we’re celebrating with our annual “Remixing the Holidays” series. All week long, we’re talking with musicians, music lovers, writers, and you, our listeners, about the best songs of the season.

We’re joined by Carlos Lando, DJ and program director for Takeaway affiliate station Jazz89 KUVO in Denver. Carlos shares some of his favorite jazzy Christmas tunes.

Here's Carlos' holiday playlist:

"Little Drummer Boy" – Ray Charles

(greatest version ever!)

"Blue Xmas" – Miles Davis with Bob Dorough

(1962 anti-Christmas classic.)

"Jingle Bells" – Count Basie & his Orchestra

(live at Birdland in 1961)

"Jingles, the Christmas Cat" – Freddy Cole

(a very cool newer holiday tune written in the 70’s)

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" – Poncho Sanchez

(a hot version from “Playboy’s Latin Jazz Christmas, A Not So Silent Night”)


Carlos Lando

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [2]

Azadeh from Washington Heights, NYC

How can one mention the great Bob Dorough without acknowledging the generations who know him through his wonderful work on Schoolhouse Rock?

For shame.

Dec. 23 2010 08:04 AM
Alistair from Inwood

"Greensleeves" from Coltrane live at the Village Vanguard is a permanent part of my Xmas playlist.

Dec. 23 2010 07:55 AM

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