I've said it many times before, I grew up listening to and loving jazz. Old school to new school, jazz is a uniquely American musical invention. First on today's Countdown, listen to one of the greatest jazz pianists to ever sit at a keyboard, Dave Brubeck. My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Mr. Brubeck perform twice - first, in 1969 not long after we met at The Atlanta International Pop Festival and later at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Saint Pete, Florida in 2013 at the tender young age of 93! Utterly Amazing!
Please enjoy today's first Countdown Tune - Dave Brubeck and his two sons performing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
Up next is a passel of amazing horn players bringing us some great jazz recorded around the world. I don't know how they did it but they did it right - The Trumpet Bells of Christmas with a spectacular medley of Christmas Classics.
And for today's Bonus Track - Have a listen to one of the greatest jazz quartets to ever step on a stage - The multiple Grammy Award winning Manhattan Transfer performs two great Christmas Classics - Santa Baby and The Christmas Song.
I hope this music will jazz up your plans for Christmas.