Jazz For Joy Quintet
The Jazz for Joy Quintet plays Christmas and seasonal favorites during the holidays. When Earl was in his early 20s and plotting how he would make a livelihood as a jazz musician, he spent one November writing Christmas arrangements for quintet. The charts are all written in a 2-horn, hard bop style, and they have served him well over the years. Every December he blows the dust off the old books, digs out the Santa hats, and enjoys playing one or two gigs of swingin' Christmas carols.