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British jazz pianist George Shearing was a friend and frequent guest on Piano Jazz. On this special edition of the program from 2001, Shearing joins host Marian McPartland to celebrate the holidays in a jazzy way.
The two reminisce about seasons gone by and perform traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Away In A Manger.”
Originally broadcast in the fall of 2001.
- “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (Blaine, Martin)
- “Winter Wonderland” (Bernard, Smith)
- “Away In A Manger” (Traditional)
- “White Christmas” (Berlin)
- “Let It Snow” (Cahn, Styne)
- “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Marks)
- “A Child Is Born” (Jones)
- “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Traditional)
- “Snowfall” (Thornhill)