Between the re-ignition of his solo career and starting the new supergroup Cana’s Voice, former Avalon vocalist Jody McBrayer is really on a roll. Christmastime (buy) not only fully cements the practically flawless tenor’s comeback, but is also one of the strongest seasonal releases in recent memory thanks to its split between moving originals, a few tried and trues, plus some more than welcome rarities. No matter if it’s his own “Imagine This Christmas,” a clever merger of Irving Berlin’s “Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep” with “Silent Night” or George Michael & Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” McBrayer turns in a classy, cozy, jazzy and all around reflective ode to the most wonderful time of the year.
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