Look, I'm as surprised as you are, but it's true: Sting's new holiday disc, If on a Winter's Night
, kind of rules, with the Police front man heating up all kinds of crusty early-music fare with nimble African-inspired grooves and sweet jazz licks from the likes of Kenny Garrett and Jack DeJohnette. Here he'll appear with a 35-member ensemble that will include strings, brass and pop-jazz trumpet star Chris Botti.
Tue., Dec. 8, 8 p.m., 2009
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