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Holly Jolly X'masu

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 craftmanship are unparalleled. It truly stands out from the other albums in my collection. I can honestly say that when compared to Akira Ishikawa, Jun Fukamachi, Jimmy Takeuchi, Nobuo Hara and Shoji Suzuki, it’s in a league of its own.

I hope Pochettes really made your day. Despite my full schedule, listening to this CD again inspired me to rush this episode out and help you start the month off right. Join me back here later this month for a pair of episodes about Eiji Kitamura. He’s one of the most noteworthy Japanese clarinetists of the 20th century, and you’re sure to enjoy his music.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

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