The eBay seller (Louie’s Juke Joint) is offering this holiday gift for a substantial price . . . for those who like their Christmas music a la Thelonious. He never recorded it but decided to keep it in the family, but it has been recorded after his death.
Here’s the link.
And here are two appropriately playful versions of this toylike but quirkily memorable song, the first by Alexander von Schlippenbach, the second by Ryan Burns:
Whatever you celebrate, may it be merry and merrier — which is a seasonal way of saying . . .
May your happiness increase!
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An extraordinary jazz artifact — available on eBay for $145 from Louie’s Juke Joint:
I can’t afford it, but I think it’s beautiful, as close to sacred as objects get.
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