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The Laurence Juber Trio
Label: Holygram Recordings
Review Date: November 1, 2016

For those of you who aren’t familiar with guitar great, Laurence Juber, let me give you a few tidbits of info on him before I gush about his new Christmas CD, Holidays & Hollynights.

First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings (who he won his first Grammy with), with whom he won a Grammy.

He also played with Ringo Starr (the Stop and Smell The Roses album)

  • His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all time Top Ten albums.
  • His solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy.
  • As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.

Now for Holidays & Hollynights.

The album is loaded with ten Christmas classics dripping with Juber’s signature sound. He’s accompanied by ace studio musicians Domenic Genova (upright bass) and Michael Jochum (drums) on a selection of Christmas favorites played with an acoustic guitar style that blends folk, jazz and blues into a perfect mix for the holiday season.

Recorded at Hollywood’s famed Capitol Studios and mixed by the
legendary engineer Al Schmitt, it’s a sonic yuletide treat. If you love classic Christmas music but want it to sound just a bit different, this is an excellent album for you to own.