Capping a decade of infusing the smooth jazz charts with her exotic Latin and Brazilian vibes and playful sensuality, saxophonist Jessy J takes a luxurious holiday on California Christmas––a spirited collection that melts away the snowy images of the holiday and replaces them with a lot of jazzy, bluesy fun. While the tunes are all staples of the season, Jessy creates new holiday traditions, slinking and twisting her seductive and energetic horn through colorful arrangements and productions that make them feel fresh. On hand playing elves to her Santa are fellow genre hitmakers Steve Oliver, Paul Brown and Jeff Lorber.
Score: 8 out of 10
Producer: Jessy J, Jeff Lorber