“Saturday Night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer should not be passed off as just another actor who pines for a career in music. Indeed, Gasteyer displayed her vocal abilities on that program from 1996 to 2002, eventually landing a role in the much-lauded musical, “Wicked.” She can sing, friends.
“Nothing Rhymes With Christmas” is a charming affair combining the best of cabaret, jazz and nostalgic kitsch. “Sugar and Booze” is a mixed-drink recipe for getting through the holidays, “The Man With The Bag” is one of the best versions in recent years, and “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” struts and slinks in “Hey, Big Spender” style. Highly recommended.
Prince/1999 Deluxe (Warner Bros.)
Rick Wakeman/Christmas Portraits (Sony)
Robbie Williams/The Christmas Present (Sony)
Libera/Christmas Carols With Libera (IH)
Joe Pesci/Pesci…Still Singing (BMG)
Tom Holkenborg/Terminator: Dark Fate (La-La Land)
Putumayo Presents/Blues Christmas (Putumayo)
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