- Jul 17, 2020
- 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago & Rich Springfield
Chicago recently released their fourth holiday LP and 37th overall album, Chicago Christmas, which features their take on the standard “”Here We Come a Caroling.” The record includes horn arrangements from trombonist James Pankow and production from trumpeter Lee Loughnane; there are two other covers and eight original compositions.. The brass-rock band issued their last album of all-original material, Chicago XXXVI: Now, in 2014. Chicago currently features three active founding members: Loughnane, Pankow and keyboardist-singer Robert Lamm; co-founding woodwind player Walter Parazaider retired from active touring but remains part of the lineup.
Lamm has said it’s a “possibility” that Chicago could carry on without any of their original members. “I think there’s a feeling that instead of being just Chicago it’d be like the Chicago little symphony, if you will,” he said in 2018. “Players go in and players go out.” Chicago has been honored at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame over the course of their career. The group’s latest album, Chicago Christmas, spotlights their trademark sound on eight original songs and three holiday classics.. The band appeared in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will perform on NBC during the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting in New York on Dec. 4.
Singer-songwriter Springfield has scored 17 U.S. top 40 hits and is behind some of the biggest songs of the ’80s including “Jessie’s Girl.” ‘Don’t Talk to Strangers’, and ‘Love Somebody’.