A long-standing tradition of uplifting, eclectic holiday music. The Gryphon Carolers perform each year to sold-out audiences around the San Francisco Bay area.
The ensemble, comprised of exceptional musicians and singers, draws widely varied repertoire of songs, many of which were arranged or written by Ed Johnson (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/edjohnson ) Carol McComb (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carolmccomb2) and other individual members of the talented group (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kristenstrom; http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kevincarr2; http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/valerierose; http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/benitakenn; http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sharp9 ). This LIVE CD features seasonal Christmas and holiday songs and instrumentals, ranging from traditional and contemporary takes on Celtic music, modern jazz vocal arrangements set in Brazilian and Latin styles, and original songs and compositions. The unique and dazzling vocal and instrumental arrangements are sure add some spice to your holidays.
"If Ed Johnson wasn’t from Palo Alto, CA, but from Sao Paolo, I bet he would be at the top of the Brazilian Music circuit. He’s been receiving airplay worldwide and is winning fans over wherever his music is featured...Ed’s music is a vivid blend of contemporary Jazz and Brazilian Pop, which he combines with a passion for horn and vocal arrangements."
Jasmin Heinrich, Besonic.com,
"Ed Johnson's heartfelt fretwork ... far surpasses musical compilations from better-known artists. Ed Johnson definitely needs to be placed at the head of the category "talent deserving wider recognition." A brilliant recording. Simultaneously calming and exciting. Don’t download it. Buy it!"
Calvin Walker, KMHD 89.1 FM, The Jazz & Blues Revolution, Portland. OR
"We have been following Carol's career for a long time. She always makes a great CD. Trust us, please, you can't go wrong with anything she puts out."
Ron Olesko, WFDU-FM's TRADITIONS, Teaneck, NJ
"Carol McComb has a magnificent voice and stunning songs. I will be playing more on my radio show soon! "
Bruce Cameron, Host of Come All Ye, Radio 2MCE-FM, Bathurst NSW