The Sackville All Star Christmas Record (Sackville 3038) from 1986 was one of the labels best sellers and helped revive a moribund genre. Jim Galloway returns for this second collection of Christmas songs on Sackville. This 1992 quartet session also features pianist Jay McShann. There is a mysterioso version of "Silent Night", imaginative arrangements of hackneyed popular songs ("Rudolph" and "Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"), sensitive ballads ("White Christmas" and "The Christmas Song"), jazz flavored tunes ("Christmas in New Orleans" and "Harlem") and a couple of McShannÕs specialties -- a rhythm based romp ("Christmas Candy") and a reworking of traditional blues ideas ("Christmas Baby"). "A fine swing-oriented mainstream set." Ð

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