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"I tell my students, 'It's an important tradition and you have to go back and hear this music and learn its language all the way through. How are you going to know what's new to play, if you haven't listened to everything that's old?'" (Jackie McLean)


Donald Byrd and Jackie McLean at Byrd’s Off To The Races session, Hackensack NJ, December 21 1958 (photo by Francis Wolff)


"Silent Night" - Sarah McLachlan "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" - Enya "Ave Maria" - David Archuleta "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming" - Sting "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" - Don McLean "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" - Josh Groban "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" - Sufjan Stevens "Pie Jesu" - Jackie Evancho "Away in a Manger" - Celtic Woman "Once in Royal David's City" - Harry Christophers & The Sixteen "Let There Be Peace on Earth" - Singing Sergeants & United States Air Force Band…