01 December: Joe Loco Quintet: Jingle Bells

Published December 04, 2017

Welcome to this year's Advent Calendar, even though this first entry is backdated, because the first few days of December were quite busy for me.

I've often started these Advent Calendars with a Latin-tinged take on a popular Christmas tune, and why change a winning concept? I don't know so much about Joe Loco, but according to Wikipedia he was an American band leader of Puerto Rican descent. This take on Jingle Bells was taken from a Christmas EP released in 1955. Don't you just love the bongo and conga work here? I know I do.

Listen here.

Merry Christmas From Joe Loco EP by Joe Loco Quintet.