David Delaney, Chicago Writers Syndicate
A jazz-infused Christmas gem that deserves a permanent spot in your holiday music collection.
An annual tradition that started seven years ago as a gift to the band, bassist Andrew Vogt
arranged a batch of Christmas songs for the group to play, fitted snugly on top of existing Bonzo Squad music. This February, they took that music into Rax Trax Studios and recorded it for future holidays, when they are all too fat and lazy to fit into their elf costumes. The result was A Very Bonzo Christmas
an eight-track album chock-full of holiday smaesh. The album also guest features fantastic Chicagoan musicians including Zach Brock
, Atlys String Quartet, Matt Gold
, Constantine Alexander
and Anders Nordstrom.
“In ‘A Very Bonzo Christmas,’ Bonzo Squad has crafted more than just an album; they've created a holiday experience. It's a journey through the snowy landscapes of jazz, a celebration of the season's magic, and a reminder that good music has the power to transcend time and tradition. As you immerse yourself in the delightful sounds of Bonzo Squad's festive arrangements, you'll find yourself embracing the holiday spirit with newfound enthusiasm. This album is a jazz-infused Christmas gem that deserves a permanent spot in your holiday music collection. Get ready to swing into the season with A Very Bonzo Christmas
– it's a musical gift that keeps on giving.”
~David Delaney, Chicago Writers Syndicate