Travelin' Light: Sam Pilafian (tuba), Frank Vignola (guitar, banjo).
Additional personnel: Ken Peplowski (clarinet), Don Keiling (rhythm guitar), Joe Ascione (drums), Andy Kubiszweski (percussion).
Recorded in the Commandary Room, Masonic Audiotorium, Cleveland, Ohio, July 15, 1992.
Travelin' Light: Frank Vignola (guitar, banjo); Sam Pilafian (tuba).
This is a melodic and often entertaining set of Christmas-related songs as performed by Travelin' Light (Sam Pilafian on tuba and Frank Vignola doubling on guitar and banjo) with several guests: clarinetist Ken Peplowski, guitarist Don Keiling, drummer Joe Ascione and percussionist Andy Kubiezewski. The interpretations range from Dixieland to folk, with a nutty version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" thrown in as a surprise. ~ Scott Yanow