Charlie Brown is cool, and Christmas is very cool, but this record is just too cool. The trio puts on a jazz clinic, some of Vince's voicings sound like he's playing with an extra hand, and there is barely any singing, yet they still manage to create melodies that capture the holiday spirit and have stayed relevant for plus years. The adaptations of the classics are smooth but the originals "Christmas Time is Here," "Skating" and "Christmas is Coming" are really what elevates it to masterpiece status in my opinion. Not to mention, the production just straight holds up. I know more than one producer who would kill to nail the vibe of the drum sounds on this record. My girlfriend got it for me on vinyl a year or two ago and that elevated the vibe even further.
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