Jazzy Brass for the Holidays
- CRITIC'S REVIEW - Since this Xmas looks like it's going to suck for many, it's time to get the holidays rolling with something different to take our collective minds off things. Allen takes it back to the golden age of smooth Marty Paich charts on brass dates for a holiday brass collection that sounds like it didn't come from a marching band. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he's gathered some real jazz hitters around him and he has a great love for all things brass. You know the songs but they don't really sound like anything you've heard before. A smart holiday set that might have some fat playing but certainly doesn't show any schmaltz. - CHRIS SPECTOR MIDWEST RECORD Even if you've heard these... no, I know you've heard these songs over and over and it takes a trooper to want to hear them again, so why bother with the same ol' rusty nuggets? Because the songs are good, their musicianship is spot on, and the performances is good enough for listening outside of the holidays. Music Reviews.