Free Christmas Music

With Thanksgiving under our belts (literally for me at the time of this writing), the Christmas season officially begins.  Some folks look forward to it while others sort of brace themselves including one of my adult students who admitted last week, “I just wish we could skip this whole holiday thing.”I get what she means to a point. A lot has been written about the craziness of the Christmas Machine and I won’t expand on that discussion except to say that there are at least two things that I really like about “The Season.” 1. A lot of holiday songs are great jazz.  Tunes like The Christmas Song (“chestnuts roasting), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town among others were written when jazz WAS popular music.  So I’m glad when the seasonal soundtrack reconnects us to one of our greatest American musical traditions. 2. … Read more…

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