Some people have told me that this is the greatest Christmas album ever recorded; while others, being more specific, said it's the greatest JAZZ Christmas album ever recorded; and then there's few Scrooges out there who have just said, “Bah, humbug!”
All kidding aside, my intent with this album was to offer engaging Christmas music for non-jazz fans, and/or engaging jazz music for anyone burnt out on Christmas stuff. And ever since its release, this album has apparently (giving much credit to its divine inspiration) achieved the across-the-board appeal I had envisioned. Please give it a listen and decide for yourself!
A little bit about me: I freelance as a professional pianist, keyboardist, Hammond organist, and vocalist in the NYC area, and have performed throughout the USA and 20 other countries as well. I've played and recorded with many great jazz artists, including Chuck Loeb, Rufus Reid, Chris Potter, Benny Golson, Billy Hart, Joe Morello, Charles MacPherson, & Claudio Roditi.
My musical philosophy is basically in line with that of the late great Duke Ellington, whom I'll paraphrase:
“There’s only two kinds of music: Good and Bad. And if it SOUNDS good, it IS good!”
So, I hope this music “sounds good” to you; thanks for listening (and please tell your friends about it!)