Piano Jazz

It’s Christmas Time Again
Artist: Dave Grantier
Release: December, 2002

A collection of light classical and jazz piano holiday favorites, including, Jingle Bells, Christmas Time is Here, Oh Christmas Tree, and more.

Growing up, one of the highlights of the Holiday Season every year was the annual Peanuts’ Christmas Special on CBS. Looking back, I think the magic for me was rooted in the combination of Charles Schulz’s na´ve but deeply spiritual characters, the honesty and innocence of their quest, the visually spare and evocative landscapes, and Vince Guaraldi’s brooding, melancholy piano jazz (a sound which I associate with Christmas to this day). I have tried here to re-capture some of my impressions of this wonderful tale, especially in songs like Oh Christmas Tree and Christmas Time is Here. I hope I have succeeded to some degree and I hope you enjoy.

Song List

  • Christmas Time is Here, Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson
  • Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional
  • Silver Bells- Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Randy Brooks.
  • Oh Christmas Tree (Oh Tannenbaum) - Traditional
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Edmund Sears, Richard Willis
  • Jingle Bells - James Pierpont
  • My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
  • Happy Christmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
  • Oh Little Town of Bethlehem - Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner
  • Silent Night - Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
  • Away in a Manger - Traditional
  • Feeling of Christmas - Dave Grantier
  • Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns, Traditional