|"This is what a jazz Christmas should be."
Mark Gilbert, Jazz Journal
"From subtle to sexy to swinging, Chris Pasin and friends shine a brilliant light on the best yuletide favorites."
Jazz Global Beat
"The trumpeter and several collaborators, including pianist Armen Donelian, toggle between calm introspection and swinging heat as required for their treatments of the usual carols and secular songs."
Frank John Hadley, Downbeat
"Baby It’s Cold Outside... is a shiny silver Christmas ornament, and a fine jazz album too. Dalton and Pasin make the title track into a dialogue rather than a song, like a snowbound Nichols and May."
Michael Eck, Chronogram
"It’s been a while since I gave trumpeter/flugelhorn player Chris my “PICK” in issue # 158, and now he’s put together a seasonal album that stands out nicely as one of the most cheerful I’ve heard in many years (for those who have been reading us for a while, you’ll know already that I seldom review holiday albums). …. the title track, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside“,…that’s more than enough to let you know how HIP this coming holiday season is going to be… some great dialogue between Chris and vocalist Patricia Dalton Fennell that will put you in the mood for the festivities!"
"Here's a holiday outing that should satisfy traditionalists and adventurous spirits alike, a true rarity... the scintillating Baby It's Cold Outside."
David McGee, Deep Roots
"Baby It’s Cold Outside (Planet Arts – 301714) is a delightful Christmas album from trumpeter CHRIS PASIN. Pasin has enlisted a terrific group of musicians including pianist Armen Donelian, bassist Ira Coleman, drummer Jeff Siegel, bassist Rich Syracuse, guitarist Peter Einhorn and vocalist / producer Patricia Dalton Fennell, mixed them into a variety of combinations, and they have produced an eclectic 11-song program that holds your interest no matter the combination of players."
Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
"The highlight for me is the title cut, which has been turned into a two-way conversation between Patricia and Chris — I have heard many different versions of this song over the years, but this has to be the only one that oozes sex. Patricia often proves her vocal skills on other numbers, but here her spoken voice is like warm velvet and combined with the muted trumpet in the background and the laid-back feel of the arrangement makes this something quite extraordinary. Overall this is a beautifully conceived and performed album that is easy to listen to and totally enjoyable from start to end."
"Nothing gets music lovers in a celebrating mood like listening to their favorite carols, and this CD, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, delivers a whopping dose of holiday cheer. On 11 of the most-beloved sounds of the season, trumpeter Chris Pasin and friends show they have a real gift for making such familiar material their own, while maintaining the spirit and warmth that’s such a major part of the yuletide celebrations."
Republic of Jazz
"Perhaps the most notable is the title track, a vocal duet between Pasin and Fennell where the traditional roles are reversed. They turn the lyrics into an overlapping conversation, and Fennell plays the seductress with elan."
Thomas Cunniffe, JazzHistoryOnline