The Taser's Edge

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O

The quest for good Christmas music (for which I have really low hopes and standards) and good contemporary jazz (of which there is pitifully little because I have very high standards) became the same quest when Rhapsody’s blog sent me to jazz drummer Matt Wilson’s Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O.

If I had my pick, I would have gone with their take on John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, or a better video than is currently available on YouTube for their free jazz-influenced take on the “Hallelujah Chorus.”  Instead, below they play Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time is Here” (from A Charlie Brown Christmas).  That is a dang good band: