Christmastime in New Orleans

The Nola Players have just released their big band Christmas CD. I’m very much looking forward to hearing it in full and replenishing my Christmas selection with a bunch of stuff en route to me from the Louisiana Music Factory. In the meantime I’ve been playing a few other Christmas CDs because they work very well purely on a musical plane as opposed to being merely Christmas kitsch: Sharon Jones (who recently passed away), Nick Lowe and Debbie Davis/Matt Perrine and just to yank the chain of the humourless PC authoritarians John Valby.