Hip Little Christmas
BadaBing BadaBoom's music is refreshing partly because it's so out-of-step with current trends. The group plays vibrant swing tunes that lean more toward the vocal harmonies of the Andrews Sisters than toward the big-band jive of Count Basie. On it's recent project of four bright Christmas originals, all written by bandleader/guitarist Eddie Mugavero, BadaBing BadaBoom sounds light, sparse, and playful. Mugavero writes in colorful, distinct images, and his words are as snappy as the dialogue from a classic Hollywood comedy. Vocalists Maureen Mohr and Rebecca Sayre deliver the songs with just the right mix of rhythmic sass and class, while trumpeter Bob Dellaposta and fiddler Stephan Dudash offer inventive solos without crossing over into self-indulgence. ~Michael McCall, Nashville Scene.