Sunday, December 23, 2012

Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Jazz Standard 12/18/12

It was Matt Wilson, Bill Frisell, Jeff Lederer, Paul Sikivie and special guests playing Christmas tunes their own way.  Joe Lovano played soprano sax on one.  There was a 7 person choir on a couple.  A male vocalist joined them on the last one.  It was fun and a great show.  I also felt more in the holiday spirit as a result.

It looks like there were different guests the next night, looking at the NY Times blog post below.

The listing:

Drummer Matt Wilson fires up his Christmas Tree-O, first heard on an enjoyable 2010 Palmetto CD, with reedist Jeff Lederer and bassist Paul Sikivie—plus a very special guest in maverick guitarist Bill Frisell. You'll hear a number of holiday favorites filtered through a refreshingly edgy postbop lens.

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