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Duke Ellington Nutcracker

While I don’t hold Christmas music to the requirement to be “good,” and I actually delight in some objectively terrible Christmas music, Ellington’s version of the Nutcracker Suite, found as the first nine tracks of his 1960 release, Three Suites, is good. Check out his take on Tchaikovsky’s justly overplayed “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” re-styled “Sugar Rum Cherry”:

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That’s really good. I need to remember to play with my hands more often.

Comment by Jarrett

One of the Harry Connick Christmas albums has a version of this, but it’s not as good as this one.

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