Previously Unreleased Aretha Franklin Recording from Lincoln Center Coming Out for Holiday Season - NBC New York

Previously Unreleased Aretha Franklin Recording from Lincoln Center Coming Out for Holiday Season

Franklin performed a holiday classic in English and the original German as she played the piano at a 2015 holiday concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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    Previously Unreleased Aretha Franklin Recording from Lincoln Center Coming Out for Holiday Season
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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Aretha Franklin performs during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Gala premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

    What to Know

    • A holiday album from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will feature Aretha Franklin singing "O Tannebaum"

    • Franklin performed the song in English and the original German as she played the piano at a 2015 holiday concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    • It will be featured on the album, which is being digitally released on Oct. 25 and will be in stores on Nov. 8

    Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording.

    "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a holiday album that will feature the late icon singing "O Tannebaum."

    Franklin performed the song as she played the piano at a 2015 holiday concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center; her performance of the classic, in both English and German, was a surprise.

    It will be featured on the album, which is being digitally released on Oct. 25 and will be in stores on Nov. 8. Few songs have been released from Franklin since her death in August 2018.

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