Christmas Stomp presents the holiday classics you know and love (plus a few rare gems), stomped on and reshaped into swinging, jazzy hits, courtesy of the delicious musical talents of:
Tamar Korn & Molly Ryan - vocals
Gordon Au - cornet/trumpet
Dennis Lichtman - clarinet
Matt Musselman - trombone
Nick Russo - banjo/guitar
Rob Adkins - bass
Kevin Dorn - drums
Michael Steinman, author of music blog Jazz Lives, says:
"When nothing remains of Christmas merriment but the credit card bills, CHRISTMAS STOMP will keep on giving.
Gordon Au and the Grand St. Stompers create music that will bring joy all year: frisky, full of feeling, innovative without being heretical.
The Grand St. Stompers are creative joymakers. Their ensembles rock; their solos soar; the band can sound like the Louis Armstrong All-Stars then hint at Gil Evans or Forties Ellington. Sweet or tart vocals by Tamar Korn and Molly Ryan tie up the holiday package with a glossy bow. The music celebrates the season but it's nothing like the formulaic seasonal blare. No Rudolph, no drummer boy - just pleasure, ingenuity, and sly humor.
The Stompers make wondrous dance music. Even if your six-beat count never gets beyond two, this CD will have you swaying and smiling."