|Lew Del Gatto, Dan Miller, Tony Boffa|
- Miller's soloing was poignant and reflective on trumpeter Thad Jones' best-known composition, "A Child is Born," a ballad written to celebrate the miracle of birth but often finds its way into holiday compilations and performances.
- Delaney's medley of several Vince Guaraldi compositions and arrangements from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" showcased his mastery of combining tunes.
- The sextet romped through "A Line for Wardell," a blues in D flat that Miller penned in the spirit of Count Basie's swinging, blues-steeped vintage band that included saxophonist Wardell Gray. Del Gatto's soloing was outstanding here and on "Three Little Words," a 1930 pop song recorded by Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, among others.
- Boffa's supple, understated vocals were showcased on a variety of holiday classics, including "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song," and "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays."
- The band explored Horace Silver's beautiful jazz anthem "Peace" as an artful balm, welcome because of the many incidents of terrorism and violence dominating the headlines in recent months.
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