A superior album of soulful jazzy holiday music is a coveted Christmas music album.
Available for the first time since its release in 1954, Don Patterson, joined by guitarist Pat Martino and drummer Billy James, leading the trio in a high-energy set of Yuletide staples like "Jingle Bells," "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer."
"Basic production issues mandate that seasonal records be finished long before anyone in their right mind might think about Santa Claus, but some, like Holiday Soul, manage to capture the best of the season's feeling. Don Patterson, working here in the standard organ trio format with a young Pat Martino on guitar and drummer Billy James, has the holiday season down, uh, cold. The group put their own warm spin on winter classics, staying true to the melodies while giving themselves room to stretch out a bit. It adds up to a hopeful, fun record, perfect for any holiday party, no matter your affiliation." - allmusic.com
Vinyl LP Reissue
Don Patterson, organ
Pat Martino, guitar
Billy James, drums
1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
2. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
3. You're All I Want For Christmas
4. Silent Night
5. O Holy Night
1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. Merry Christmas Baby
3. Jingle Bells