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Six-String Santa / Christmas Guitar Dreams
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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Confusing reissue of very good album
randysrodeo.com | Austin, Texas | 04/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just to clarify things for fans of fondly remembered jazz guitarist Joe Pass: he recorded a Christmas album, "Six-String Santa" (1992), for - unlikely as it seems - budget label LaserLight Records, a division of Delta Entertainment. Delta reissued the CD in 2001 as "Christmas Guitar Dreams" but they didn't change the catalog number or the barcode, so Amazon shoppers will find both listed in the Marketplace. You'll have to contact your seller to figure out which is which - if you care, that is. The music is the same; I have uploaded images of both CD's.
In 2003, Delta also issued a version for the Spanish language market with a different cover and all the song titles translated into espanol. Entitled "Sueno Navideno Con Guitarra," it is listed separately on Amazon.
Overall, most listeners will enjoy this album tremendously - soothing without lapsing into smooth. Not the equal, perhaps, of similar albums by Kenny Burrell or Charlie Byrd, but just fine, nonetheless."
One of my favorite Christmas albums!
GA Russell | Four Oaks, NC United States | 07/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The ambience is laid back, with an easy-going small group here.Every December, I play this album more often than any other album except Vince Guaraldi's.At the price, it's a steal."
For a jazz-based Christmas, Joe Pass's guitar wins!
JOHN HERRMANN | Richmond, Va | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Review by Scott Yanow(AMG)...................
This is one of guitarist Joe Pass's more obscure late-period records. Pass and his regular working quartet of the early '90s (rhythm guitarist John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Colin Bailey) perform a variety of famous Christmas-related songs, plus his own "Happy Holiday Blues." The tasteful renditions swing and include quartet pieces, some two-guitar duets and a few unaccompanied solos from the great Pass, resulting in one of the better Christmas albums around.
Review by John Herrmann ................... the copies of the CD here, at least the ones I have received, are original 1963 issues titled differently but contain the same track listing: "JAZZ GUITAR: Joe Pass ( CHRISTMAS GUITAR DREAMS ) ""