Chris Standring - Silent NightBeing the host of the 'Night Show', I'm always on the lookout for evening related recordings, especially for the Christmas holidays. UK born/US resident guitarist, Chris Standring, has released a classic Christmas album with a focus on his vintage style of playing. With inspiration from George Benson and Wes Montgomery, Chris has developed that real 'cool groove sound' making his guitar playing so distinctive. That cool groove is showcased throughout the album, starting with the very first track, "Deck The Halls" with upright bassists Kevin Axt, (L.A. based in-demand session player) or John Leftwich (Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett) and drummer David Karasony (The Rippingtons) rounding out the trio. With its soft and mellow tone, reminiscent of a Pat Metheny recording, it’s a perfect accompaniment to tree decorating!
Up next is "The Christmas Song" – that certainly takes us back to the 1949 Nat King Cole trio version. Be sure to check out the other holiday favourites like the title song, “Silent Night”, "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas" and "The First Noel". Merry Christmas, everyone!