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Christian McBride's Christmas Jazz Playlist

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' version of "We Three Kings" goes on Christian McBride's holiday playlist.
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Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' version of "We Three Kings" goes on Christian McBride's holiday playlist.

Maybe you are one of those people who could listen to the umpteenth version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." A jazz bassist and host of Jazz Night In America, Christian McBride has a soft spot for the holiday music time forgot.

"I'm at a point where I like to find the most obscure Christmas music I can find," McBride says. "I mean, I was hoping that Sun Ra had done a Christmas album, because I would play that in the house. I probably would get kicked out of the house, but I would play that."

McBride recently spoke with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish about some of his favorite picks, jazz and otherwise.

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