Listen to Christian McBride’s jazzy Christmas playlist
Philly jazz bassist Christian McBride, and host of NPR’s Jazz Night In America, has put together a jazzy Christmas playlist, and recently talked with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish about some of his favorite picks.
Some of McBride’s musical picks include “The Christmas Song” by Shirley Horn, and “Christmas In New Orleans,” by Louis Armstrong With The Benny Carter Orchestra.
During his conversation with Cornish, McBride says:
“I’m at a point where I like to find the most obscure Christmas music I can find,” McBride says. “I mean, I was hoping that Sun Ra had done a Christmas album, because I would play that in the house. I probably would get kicked out of the house, but I would play that.”
True, Sun Ra never did release a Christmas album, however we want to remind you of this legendary spoken word performance by Ra and the Arkestra on WXPN on Christmas day in 1976. Listen to it here
Listen to his Christian’s interview below to hear some of his additional picks.