John Sheridan's Dream Band: Hooray for Christmas!

John Sheridan's Dream Band: Hooray for Christmas!

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19397

Regular price $10.00 Sale

John Sheridan: piano

Warren Vache: cornet

Randy Reinhart: cornet

Dan Barrett: trombone

Russ Phillips: trombone

Ron Hockett: clarinet, alto sax

Scott Robinson: clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax

Dan Block: clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax

Eddie Erickson: guitar, vocals

Phil Flanigan: bass

Joe Ascione: drums

Rebecca Kilgore: vocals

This is not your usual Christmas album. ThereÕs no Jingle Bells. No Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. No Frosty the Snowman or any of the other over-roasted chestnuts that can summon forth the inner Scrooge in even the most ardent celebrant of the holidays. With a single happy exception, John Sheridan stays away from the pre-tested, tried and true Christmas songs, and drawing upon his vast knowledge of American popular music offers up a program of overlooked and underappreciated gems that in their freshness, along with the joyful enthusiasm with which they are played, summon forth some of the fullness of good feeling that the holiday season was originally meant to convey. From the album notes by Ross Firestone, author of the award-winning Swing, Swing, Swing: The Life and Times of Benny Goodman
Hooray for Christmas!

Pocketful of Miracles

The Holiday Season

Christmas Will Be a Little Lonely This Year

(Everybody«s Waiting For) The Man With the Bag

The Christmas Blues

Cool Yule

I Know Why and So Do You

Plenty to Be Thankful For

A Song for Christmas

Little Jack Frost Get Lost

The Difficult Season

Santa Claus Is Comin« to Town