Editors’ Notes When Gordon Goodwin's 18-piece big-band combo tackles the Christmas canon, it not only makes for dazzling holiday listening—their complex arrangements and masterful performances manage to transcend the songs' seasonal associations altogether. Goodwin's A-list session players offer a sassy take on Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" and a swaggering, Latin-tinged version of "A Christmas Carol." Scatting guest singers Take 6 enliven "Do You Hear What I Hear," and this "Little Drummer Boy" has more in common with Gene Krupa than it does with the usual pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.

SONG
Carol of the Bells
1
6:20
 
Do You Hear What I Hear? (feat. Take 6)
2
3:02
 
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
3
4:32
 
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
4
5:21
 
The Little Drummer Boy
5
6:47
 
A Christmas Carol
6
5:05
 
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
7
4:25
 
Somewhere in My Memory
8
5:50
 
Santa Baby
9
5:01
 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
10
2:31
 

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