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December 2005

Craig Chaquico
Holiday
Higher Octave Music

When your career highlight is a stint with Jefferson Starship, artistic integrity wasn't ever part of the equation. Not that artistic integrity is a requisite for making good Christmas music, but Chaquico's new-age ambient backdrops are ponderous--just like his guitar work. "Angels We Have Heard on High" sounds like it was made by music-making software, and "Silent Night," which is the best track here, sounds a little like Bill Frisell rocking out--if he had with no interesting ideas.

Originally published in December 2005
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