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Looking for a straight-ahead Xmas CD

I am a classic jazz guy, through and through. No Kenny G for me! Looking for a Xmas album by the masters, if such a thing exists. I vaguely remember one called "A Be-Pop Christmas", or something like that.
Happy Holidays!

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Re: Looking for a straight-ahead Xmas CD


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I am a classic jazz guy, through and through. No Kenny G for me! Looking for a Xmas album by the masters, if such a thing exists. I vaguely remember one called "A Be-Pop Christmas", or something like that.
Happy Holidays!

Straight head jazz Christmas album. Okay try some of these.

CDs:

Yule Be Boppin' (on Blue Note) featuring Pat Martino, Bobby Watson, Joe Lovano and others

Hipsters' Holiday (on Rhino) featuring Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Miles Davis and others

Have Yorself A Jazzy Little Christmas (on Verve) featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Hoilday, Jimmy Smith and others

A Merry Jazzmas (on RCA Novus) featuring Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Hilton Ruiz and others

Christmas Songs (on Milestone) featuring Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Tom Harrell, Coleman Hawkins and others

Jazz for Joy (on Verve) featuring Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Nicholas Payton and others

Yule Struttin' (on Blue Note) featuring Count Basie, Dexter Gordon, John Scofield and others

Yule Be Miserable (not sure of the label) featuring Ramsey Lewis, Eric Reed and others

Oscar Peterson - An Oscar Peterson Christmas (not sure of the label) featuring, let's see, Oscar Peterson

On Vinyl:

The Stash Christmas Album (on Stash) featuring Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and others

Wynton Marsalis - Crescent City Christmas Card (on Columbia) featuring Wynton Marsalis

God Rest Ye Merry Jazzman (on Columbia) featuring Dexter Gordon, Paquito D'Rivera, McCoy Tyner, Arthur Blythe and others

Jingle Bell Jazz (on Columbia) featuring Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck and others

Kenny Burrell - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Chrstmas (on Chess) featuring Kenny Burrell

The Christmas Collection (on Prestige) featuring Paul Bley, Gene Ammons, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and others

All of the above are pretty good with some better than others. My favorites are Hipsters' Holiday, Yule Be Miserable, Jingle Bell Jazz and Crescent City Christmas Card.

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