Jon Batiste, the ever-busy Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader and artist, is currently focusing his musical aim on his first holiday album, Christmas with Jon Batiste. The set will begin streaming exclusively via Amazon Music on Nov. 18.
In the meantime, Batiste is giving fans a flavorful taste of what’s to come with a jazz-inspired reinterpretation of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” featuring Judith Hill, exclusively premiering on Billboard.
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” is one of several holiday perennials — including “Joy to the World” and “Winter Wonderland” — comprising Christmas with Jon Batiste. Rounding out the 12-track set are several original compositions along with additional guest performances by Aloe Blacc, Jason Marsalis and acclaimed violinist Lee England Jr.