Hoggard’s Jazz Christmas Album Among Year’s Best

NPR recommends a new jazz Christmas album by vibraphonist and composer Jay Hoggard, adjunct professor of music. The reviewer writes that Hoggard, “…draws upon the Christian tradition in which he was raised — his father was a clergyman — for a universal message surrounding all the good things of the season. Joining Hoggard are fellow respected veterans James Weidman on organ and Bruce Cox on drums. That combination of instruments creates spaciousness on a program of traditional songs and original meditations.”