When Chris Dawson told me that he had recorded a solo piano album of Christmas music, inwardly I cringed, but remained polite. He assured me that it wasn’t treacly or sanctimonious: holiday tunes that he swung. I remained hopeful but inwardly skeptical, although I trust Chris. This evening, I was so busy grinning at the YouTube clip of him ripping through WE THREE KINGS that my skepticism is all gone.
I want this CD — before Christmas, mind you — and you will, too. Check this out! And I’ll have more to say in future. Right now I’m in stride / swing bliss: