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Geoffrey Smith's Christmas miscellany includes seasonal frolics by Clarence Williams and Bill Harris, star turns from Lee Konitz, James P. Johnson and Norma Winstone, and a show-stopping finale with Jazz At The Philharmonic featuring Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge and Lester Young.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Clarence Williams & Clarence Williams' Jazz Kings

    Candy Lips

    • Clarence Williams Classics 1927 - 34.
    • Classics.
    • 1.
  • James P. Johnson

    Snowy Morning Blues

    • Hot Piano.
    • Topaz.
    • 9.
  • James P. Johnson


    • Hot Piano.
    • Topaz.
    • 14.
  • Ray Charles & Betty Carter & Ray Charles & Betty Carter

    Baby It's Cold Outside

    • Ray Charles and Betty Carter.
    • 7.
  • Norma Winstone

    Joy Spring

    Performer: Norma Winstone. Performer: Norma Winstone. Performer: George Mraz. Performer: Joe LaBarbera.
    • Well Kept Secret.
    • Hot House.
    • 6.
  • Phil Woods & Gordon Beck & Phil Woods & Gordon Beck

    Petite Chanson

    • Live at the Wigmore Hall.
    • Disques JMS.
    • 2.
  • Buddy Rich

    Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

    • 9.
  • Bill Harris and Friends

    Just One More Chance

    Performer: Bill Harris and Friends. Performer: Webster, Ben & Bill Harris.
    • FANTASY.
    • 4.
  • Lee Konitz

    All of Me

    • Piece by Piece.
    • Not Now Music.
    • 2.
  • Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars

    Embraceable You

    • Jazz at the Philharmonic - The First Ten Years.
    • Properbox.
    • 3.


Title:  Candy Lips  
Performers: Clarence Williams' Jazz Kings - Ben Whitted – clarinet; Benny Moten – clarinet; Clarence Williams – piano; Leroy Harris – banjo; Cyrus St. Clair – brass brass
Composers: Jack Lauria, Mike Jackson 
Album Title: Classics 1926 - 1927 
Label:  Classics 
Catalogue No: 718 
Duration: 2’44 

Title:  Snowy Morning Blues  
Performers: James P Johnson 
Composers: James P Johnson 
Album Title: Hot Piano 
Label:  Topaz 
Catalogue No: TPZ-1048 
Duration: 2’42 

Title:  Jingles 
Performers: James P Johnson 
Composers: James P Johnson 
Album Title: Hot Piano 
Label:  Topaz 
Catalogue No: TPZ-1048
Duration: 3’27 

Title:  Baby Its Cold Outside  
Performers: Ray Charles – vocals; Betty Carter – vocals; David ‘Fathead’ Newman – tenor sax; Jack Halloran singers – background vocals;
Composers: Frank Loesser 
Album Title: Baby Its Cold Outside 
Label:  Castle /Essential 
Catalogue No: esscd-012 
Duration: 4’06 

Title:  Joy Spring
Performers: Norma Winstone – vocals; Jimmy Rowles – piano; George Mraz – bass; Joe La Barbera - drums
Composers: Clifford Brown
Album Title: Well Kept Secret 
Label:  Hot House 
Catalogue No: HHCD-1015 
Duration:  4’42 

Title  Petite Chanson  
Performers: Phil Woods & Gordon Beck 
Composers: Phil Woods 
Album Title: Live at the Wigmore Hall – The Complete Concert 
Label:  Disques JMS  
Catalogue No: JMS 18686-2 
Duration: 7’18 

Title:  Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea  
Performers: Buddy Rich 
Composers: Arlen  
Album Title: A Touch of Romance 
Label:  Spectrum Music 
Catalogue No: 552-639-2 
Duration:  4’05 

Title:  Just One More Chance
Performers: Ben Webster – tenor saxophone;  Jimmy Rowles – piano; Red Mitchell – double bass; Stan Levey  - drums
Composers: Coslow/Johnson
Album Title: Bill Harris and Friends  
Label:  Fantasy 
Catalogue No: OJC-083 
Duration:  2’26 

Title:  All of Me
Performers: Lee Konitz – alto saxophone; Sonny Dallas – bass; Elvin Jones - drums
Composers: John Legend, Toby Gad 
Album Title: Piece by Piece 
Label:  Not Now Music 
Catalogue No: NOT2CD419 
Duration: 7’37