So here's the basic flow of my jazz/fusion band, The Sonora Project. If everyone shows up, then we work on writing music and recording our new album. If only a few of us show up then we get to hit the pause button on everything and make a little musical mischief :-) The video below is the result of one of those times. We did a Christmas video last year and it was something that we thoroughly enjoyed, and I anticipate this becoming a fun tradition for the band that may even result in a Christmas album some day.
We picked a song, wrote an arrangement, and recorded this video all within a couple hours.
If you listen carefully, you can hear a lot of our musical influences and tributes that we pay to the holiday albums that influenced us growing up. One of the big ones for me was the Jackson 5 Christmas album. There is so much groove going on throughout that album that you can't help but just get lost in it. The bass and drums alone are just out of this world! So hopefully with that in mind, you can sit back and enjoy our take of Up on the Housetop, or in this case... Groovin' on the Housetop.
Merry Christmas from everyone at The Sonora Project!
Bass - Robert J Payne
Drums - Miguel Angel Monroy
Keys - Steve Marsh