Scott Yanow: “This is a well-rounded set of Christmas songs played by some of Verve’s top artists. Shirley Horn, Betty Carter and Abbey Lincoln take two vocals apiece, and the seven instrumentals feature such major players as trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton, bassist Christian McBride, guitarist Mark Whitfield and pianist Stephen Scott.”
Hear A Few Selections On the Dec. 23rd Show.
Roberta Gambarini’s new album "So In Love" was just nominated for a Grammy. And Roy Hargrove, who is on some selections and will be at Kuumbwa Jazz on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, has his own nomination for a solo on his latest. We’ll listen to some Roberta Gambarini selections on the next show, including her wonderful take on “Estate”.