Jessica Nicholas:

Best of 2015

Page added Dec 17, 2015 Updated Dec 20, 2016

In this final episode for 2015, we look back at some of the highlights of the year, adding a few festive (jazz) sprinkles along the way.

We'll revisit many of our favourite albums, reminisice about some memorable festivals and tours, and look forward to a couple of acts who'll be performing and touring over the summer.

Tracks in this program

1. ‘Get Proud’ - John Scofield
CD: Past Present, 2015

2. ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ - Joe Pass 
CD: Christmas Songs, 1993

3. 'It’s Easy to Remember’ - Lovano/Grabowsky/Rex/Beck
Jazztrack/ABC Jazz recording, 2015 MIJF

4. ‘Portrait in Black and White’ - Jamie Oehlers
CD: The Burden of Memory, 2015

5. ‘Each Other’s Child’ - Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky
CD: Provenance, 2015

6. ‘Tennessee Waltz’ - Mike Nock & Roger Manins
CD: Two-Out, 2015

7. ‘Singularis’ - Eric Harland: Voyager 
CD: Vipassana, 2014

8. ‘Missouri’ - Julian Lage
CD: World’s Fair, 2015 

9. ‘Home’ - Maria Schneider Orchestra 
CD: The Thompson Fields, 2015 

10. ‘Midwest’ - Mathias Eick
CD: Midwest, 2015

11. ‘Carol of the Bells’ - Warren Wolf 
CD: It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue, 2014

12. ‘Kang Ding Love Song’ - Erik Griswold 
CD: More Than My Old Piano, 2002

13. ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ - Kurt Elling 
CD: Passion World, 2015

14. ‘Nectar Spur’ - Barney McAll 
CD: Mooroolbark, 2015

15. ‘Farewell’ - Julien Wilson Quartet 
CD: This Narrow Isthmus, 2015

16. ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ - Tony Gould 
CD: Christmas Around the Piano, 2015

17. ‘Deep River’ - Dave Douglas Quintet 
CD: Brazen Heart, 2015

18. ‘Yegle Nesh’ - Hailu Mergia
7-inch single, 2015

19. ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ - Cyrille Aimee
CD: It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue, 2014

Jessica's top 5 from 2015:

Album (Australian):

Album (international):

Live show:
Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Live show:
WATER PUSHES SAND (Australian Art Orchestra)
Melbourne Festival
Live show:
Melbourne International Jazz Festival


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Dec 17, 2015. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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On Dec 21, 2015. 6:46am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, it was Cyrille Aimee from 'It's Christmas on Mack Avenue.' Full playlist available here: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peKJDGmnNQ?play=true

Thanks for listening!

On Dec 20, 2015. 1:01pm
Anonymous said

Who was that final female vocalist singing let it snow? She was fabulous!! Thank you

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