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Holly Jolly X'masu

Apr 25, 2022

Welcome to episode 49 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be wrapping up my discussion about Eiji Kitamura and his Christmas music, with his fantastic 2001 album, “Santa Clarinet.”

Santa Clarinet - 2001

While Akira Ishikawa’s “Drum Christmas Drum” kicked off my interest in Japanese Christmas music, the Jazz, Group...

Apr 23, 2022

Welcome to episode 48 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this first of two episodes about legendary clarinetist Eiji Kitamura, I’ll be discussing his 1965 EP, “Dancing Christmas,” and his 1988 album, “Golden Christmas Songs.”

Dancing Christmas - 1965

As I mentioned in this episode, Eiji Kitamura’s music is some of the earliest Japanese...

Apr 1, 2022

Welcome to episode 47 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be discussing the 1992 album “Non-Stop Silent Night,” by Pochettes & Reindeers.

Pochettes & Reindeers' "Non-Stop Silent Night," 1992

Seldom does one ever come across an album of this caliber, capable of eliciting a truly visceral reaction from audiences, even upon repeated listening. The quality and...