This Christmas

“There’s a new voice in town, and it’s a good one. Sandy Bainum. Just in time for Christmas is her latest album, “This Christmas.” It’s a welcome present, all wrapped up in excellent musical sounds of a lush orchestra of strings, a French horn, a harp, and lots of other glistening goodies to celebrate the season, including one of the best jazz bass players: Jay Leonhart. Sandy Bainum has a commanding voice and she takes charge of all the typical Christmas songs, but with a distinctively different approach. She handles the lyrics with a deft touch, and there are a few original songs tossed in for the icing on the holiday cake. Put Sandy Bainum’s “This Christmas” under your tree for your holiday collection of music. I’m adding to my play list. You should, too.”