Inspired Jazz Publishing and BMI recording artists Inspired Jazz are pleased to announce the release of the brand new compact disk entitled "A Christmas Celebration."
This signature contemporary and inspirational jazz recording captures the true spirit of Christmas with a flavorful recipe that includes ingredients of entirely new, unique, and fresh arrangements of Christmas holiday classics. Featured is the husband and wife duo of saxophonist/vocalist Derek Hudson and vocalist, Sharon Hudson
From an upbeat, funky and jubilant rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High" to the warm, peaceful saxophone/piano duet "What Child is This?" and the worshipful yet jazzy free-style vamps of "We Three Kings", the songs connect to form a seamless musical journey that will sooth the soul, calm the spirit, and cause the heart to rejoice.
Said one listener who previewed the release: "This music is timeless. It crosses generations, and cultures while capturing the true spirit of Christmas. It brings not only a spirit of joy, bit it creates an atmosphere of worship as well".
Derek and Sharon admit that, during the CD release celebration gathering for "A Christmas Celebration", they each really enjoy watching the reactions of listeners trying to "name that tune" at the beginning of each song. The fact that the majority of listeners were genuinely stumped is a testament of the originality and creativity of Inspired Jazz.
Says Derek, "My goal is for every song to have a distinctive sound, texture and mood setting ability while having a common thread that let's the listener know -without a doubt- that life is good...It's all about the Spirit of the music."
One distinction that Inspired Jazz has is the unique sound created as Sharon's soothing and jazzy vocals accentuate the warmth of Derek's soprano saxophone riffs and melodies. Yes. This match was made in Heaven.