Entertainment Weekly - 12/19/03, p.74
(12/19/03, p.74) - "...This 1967 jazz classic is full of fretfulness-easing fretwork." - Rating: A
Personnel includes: Kenny Burrell (guitar); Richard Evans (arranger, conductor); Esmond Edwards (arranger).
Recorded at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois in October 1966. Originally released on Cadet (779). Includes liner notes by Barbara J. Gardner.
After its original release on Cadet Records in 1966, Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas was out of print for years until a 1992 reissue. With pensive, meditative, precise playing, it's a must-have and features a definitive jazz hit version of "Little Drummer Boy." ~ David A. Milberg & Michael G. Nastos