UK-born keyboard player and producer Paul Hardcastle topped the UK charts in the mid-80s with an electro-pop tune about the Vietnam War and post-traumatic stress disorder entitled 19. Since several years he is recording with great success in the smooth jazz genre following his own music formula. He is artist on the label Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm, a new home for smooth jazz artists like Tim Bowman, Cindy Bradley, Oli Silk, U-Nam, Gregg Karukas, Jaared and Sekou Bunch. Respectable owner of this label is Les Cutmore.
With his well-developed and distinctive sense for everything beautiful and economic trade he discovered the world of Holiday Jazz. Featured artists on the album The Very Best of Christmas are, you guessed it already, the above mentioned artists, Paul Hardcastle and a combination of them called the Trippin’ Allstars. The album presents typical Christmas hymns like Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Winter Wonderland and more.