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jazzpages’ Christmas menu
With all due respect, these recommendations will not be Christmas standards played in a ‘jazzy fashion’. These are some jazz records that require ‘less intense listening’, so you can put them on during a dinner with friends and/or family and still have that ‘jazz atmosphere’.
Unfortunately, I can only play a little jazz around the house, especially during aforementioned dinner parties. My wife doesn’t really like it, my mother and sister honestly hate it, and with the kids running around I can hardly hear it.
Hence my ‘family safe Christmas menu’
First, a drink:
Tony Bennet with Bill Evans - The Tony Bennet Bill Evans Album
Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection
Chet Baker - Live In Tokyo
Coffee with liquor:
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
After that, depending on the mood and the quantities of alcohol being served, you can either:
- keep on going mellow with Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Wave
- go wild and get away with pretty much everything, starting with this.