Here's some swinging holiday flavored jazz from the past and the present. First, the great Ella Fitzgerald swings on an old standard accompanied by a birds-eye view (reindeer's eye view?) animated tour of all her international stops from years gone by. In the second clip Jamie Cullum, British jazz piano player, sings one of his original holiday tunes from a couple of years ago. I enjoy his clever lyrics, especially this part:
Digging out the best of themselves
Shove your petty differences right up the chimney, please
At least until the drums of the Twelfth
Our house is filled with upbeat jazz music at Christmas. No more morose holiday music for me with that oh-so-solemn tone and lugubrious tempos. I've learned this past year that life is too short not to enjoy and savor every moment. And so the upbeat joyous songs never stop playing all through December in our home.
...and all that jazz!
Whoever or whatever you believe in, however you celebrate this end of
the year, have a memorable and magical time. Make the most of it you
wonderful people out there in the dark. Wishing you nothing but health and good fortune in 2023!