In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Away In A Manger.”
Could anyone have predicted the first and second place finishers in this year’s NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll? The poll master certainly didn’t — and he voted for both of them.
We had 140 jazz journalists weigh in on their favorite releases of the year. Here are their top overall picks, with top finishers in Latin jazz, vocal, debut and historical categories.