The New Standards Release Holiday Show Album

We all experience it: the minor things will get us via this vacation period. With ice rinks, eating places, concert halls, vacation marketplaces and numerous spots of worship closed, cheer will come in modest offers this yr: reruns of Xmas Trip. Impeccably dressed snowmen. An added slice of pie. Four added slices of pie. 

The New Specifications, Minneapolis’s beloved jazz trio, have furthermore wrapped their typically grand vacation concert into The New Specifications Vacation Display Album, a stocking stuffer of eleven Xmas tunes showcasing specific friends, festive orchestrals, and the trio’s signature jazzy usually takes on common and secular favorites. With Chan Poling on piano and vocals, John Munson on bass and vocals, and Steve Roehmn on vibraphone, The New Specifications offer you a sizable upgrade to that Kenny G Xmas CD you pull out just about every yr. 

The band’s usual vacation clearly show is replete with dramatic phase lights, towering Xmas trees, and an abundance of dancers, vocalists, and string and horn players. But though festivities won’t consider spot in a concert corridor this yr, the musicians say the album captures the same magical spirit as their reside performances. A lot of of its tunes, in truth, were being performed at vacation shows of yore. 

The album will element “Do You Hear What I Hear?” with a tango twist, “God Relaxation Ye Merry Gentlemen” in Large Band type, and a edition of “My Favourite Things” with sweeping orchestrals and vocals from singer Aby Wolf. Wolf has also contributed a reside-recorded edition of Silent Evening, and specific visitor Jeremy Messersmith’s authentic tunes “Everything Is Magical” and “Snow Days” are also integrated. The album’s legitimate gem is an authentic New Specifications track known as “Christmastime Upcoming Year,” which has a hopeful message about things receiving much better as the days go by. 

“We wrote and recorded this track a couple years back and extra it, in portion, due to the fact it just can make best feeling for this yr,” mentioned Munson in a push launch. “Everything in our life feels like, ‘Wait until finally following yr…’ including vacations and everything else. What a environment we’re in suitable now! There is been a common Grinchiness to everything in the course of 2020, the killing of George Floyd, the protest and riots that followed, the contentious election, and COVID-19. But we hope this album is welcomed aid for all people.”

The New Specifications Vacation Display Album is now obtainable on CD and for download, and will also element in the State Fair’s Vacation Glow Pageant from now until finally January three.