New York Latin Jazz Allstars: Feliz Navidad features a number of Latin jazz artists performing a total of eight holiday favorites. Most of the songs are collaborations between a number of well-known artists, some of the more popular being Tito Puente, Piro Rodriguez, Mario Rivera, and Dave Valentin, among others. Most of the songs are similarly well-known: "Feliz Navidad," "Winter Wonderland," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "Jingle Bells," along with four others. This emphasis on the familiar should make this a pleasing collection of holiday music for anyone who admires Latin jazz and particularly the featured artists. Those unfamiliar with the featured artists or Latin jazz in general should find this to be a curious listen. It's definitely a far stretch from your traditional Bing Crosby-style holiday music.
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier