Okay, I'm not a huge fan of "Christmas music" generally, but when I do listen to it I particularly enjoy the classics, such as Tchaikovsky's The Nutcraker Suite—and especially fingerstyle virtuoso Tim Sparks' amazing solo guitar (more accurately, a "Chema" Requinto made by Enrique Enriquez) version recorded in 1992.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of that landmark recording, Sparks has reissued the disc on Tonewood Records.
Preview tracks here:
And here's a video of Sparks performing "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" live.
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