Pink Martini – Joy to the World Out Now!

Bubbly jazz, retro lounge and technicolor fantasies of ’50s era holiday music comes together in the festive potpourri of Pink Martini. The band, who has developed a following with their noveau martini-bar multicultural fusion music, brings many of these sensibilities to their first holiday outing, proving unique renditions of classic holiday songs, Jewish Hanukkah pieces, the opera music of Verdi and even a taste of Christmas in Hawaii. All of the songs have a jazz lounge essence to them, pairing shuffling rhythms with piano, keyboard and strings, as China Forbe’s intoxicating voice leads the way. Things get particularly fun with the island slide guitar-laden “Snow globe Christmas” and the percolating Latin jazz rendition of the Jewish song “Ocho Kandelikas”, which recalls the vintage sound that made “Amado Mio” a hit.

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