As a European Union national living in the United Kingdom, 2017 promises to be a year of changes.
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
Most of the Christmas records we review on this site are perennial classics, constantly reissued and treasured from generation to generation.
One of the fantastic things about that golden period in the early sixties, when so many of history’s great Christmas records were released, is that so many truly sophisticate
There are – which I’m sure surprises precisely none of you – a lot of artists past their prime who record Christmas music.
What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.
Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.
Ella Fitgerald, jazz critic Frank Rich wrote in a reflection published after her death, “is American song”.
Pianist Oscar Levant once famously quipped that he “knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
How do you actually create something that sounds like Christmas music? It’s probably a question that has vexed all those Christmas record hopefuls that have tried to create b