I sift through all the really crappy Christmas music so you don’t have to!
Day One (Dec. 6/18) – “Sleigh Ride” by The Lost Fingers
This Quebec trio/sometimes quartet are amazing technically and loads o’fun. Their whole thing is amazing covers done in the gypsy jazz style that nods to their namesake Django Reinhardt (who didn’t let the loss of a couple fingers in a fire slow down his guitar game). Special nod to vocalist Cyrille Aimee for her scatting chops.
Day Two (Dec 6/18) – “Christmas Time (Is Coming ‘Round Again)
John Legend’s new Christmas album is solid. First of all, props for playing with Bing Crosby’s classic album art: