Caption contest winner!

We played a wonderful gig at The Mansion at Strathmore tonight.  Bless their hearts, they made a program for the event. They chose this picture of me—that does not exactly make me look like a musician.  We asked the audience to write captions.  This one, the band decided, was the clear winner.  

It reads, “Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Would you like to go with the pine or the oak casket?”

Congratulations!

CB

Next review… is this getting redundant, again?

Chaise Lounge Chaise Lounge are now contributors to the vast world of Christmas albums with A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas (Modern Songbook), and if you like your holiday festivities to be a bit on the jazzy side, this is for you.

The songs on this range from the familiar to the slightly obscure along with new compositions, so you get to hear Marilyn Older grace her beautiful voice in tracks like “December 25″, “Good King Wenceslas”, “The Man With The Bag”, “Christmasville, U.S.A.”, and one of my all time favorites, “Little Drummer Boy”. It’s a chance for everyone in the group to shine in their own way, and even with the glut of Christmas music available, Chaise Lounge are capable of making these classics sound new again while exchanging them with new songs that will hopefully be recorded by others for years to come.

 

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Midwest Record Review…another rave for A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas

MODERN SONGBOOK
CHAISE LOUNGE/A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas:  Nothing beats a non gloomy Christmas down at the bar.  Lounging it up on originals and classics together, this is not strict 90s lounge revival sounds as the crew goes deeper into genre blending on their newest platter.  Easy rolling stuff that has lounge, pop, rockabilly, honky tonk and smatterings of other left of center sounds that show us what space age pop is like in the 10s.  As much as we loved them last time out, we love them even more now as this is a quasi-retro juggernaut of cool in top form.  It’s so groovy you can play it year round.  The hype sheet calls it an instant classic and they aren’t kidding.  Check it out.
Chris Spector – Midwest Record – midwestrecord.com

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A Very Chaise Lounge Review

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This just in from the esteemed jazz writer Ken Borgers (also a  DJ at KKJZ in Long Beach, and JazzKnob.org) A review of “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”

 “Chaise Lounge is a delicious, subtle, swinging ensemble that, to borrow a phrase from Duke Ellington, is beyond category.  Steve Allen’s hip “Cool Yule” and the Kay Starr hit “The Man with the Bag” will bring a smile to jazz fans, and “Mr. Santa” out-Chordettes the Chordettes.  There’s even a non-annoying version of Garrison Keillor’s least favorite holiday song, “Little Drummer Boy,” which someone should pass along to him as proof that in the proper hands, anything can swing.  Add a little rockabilly and a couple of reimagined classics and here, at last, is new music for the season!”