Archive for the ‘ Holiday Jazz ’ Category

East Bay Soul – Underneath The Mistletoe

Underneath The Mistletoe is the first Christmas album of East Bay Soul.The arrangements are crafted by Greg Adams, known for lending his sound to some of the most important recordings in pop culture. Nick Milo will be in the co-producing chair along side Greg. Nick was the musical director for Joe Cocker with thirteen years at the helm. The title of the CD is inspired by Nick and co-writer Rocky Maffit who penned the original song.

This album is completely self-funded, and no expense will be spared to produce the highest quality recording. We just need some help to cover the costs of making the album and to share our Sweet Soul Christmas experience with friends, family and fans just in time for the holidays. These songs are recorded: Winter Wonderland, This Christmas, The Christmas Song, What Are You Doing New York Eve, Santa Claus Is Coming Home, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Christmas Time Silver Bells.

Pre-order your copy here.

Justin Young – My Favorite Christmas

Justin Young‘s new Christmas album, My Favorite Christmas is now available for pre-order! The album ships Nov 30th! Click the link below! On this collection of Christmas songs, Justin does Christmas with a twist. The album features classics like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Mary Did You Know” including Stevie Wonder’s “That’s What Christmas Means To Me” alongside your favorite songs of the Season like “Jingle Bells” and more!

“This is the most fun I’ve had making a record yet,” Young says. And you can hear that joy on tracks like Wham’s “Last Christmas”. Recorded by Jimi Young, the album also features a swingin’ version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” recorded in 6/8! May these songs welcome in a fresh new year and many warm, happy nights.” The album features a very talented cast of musicians Eddie Miller (Keys), Alex Al (Bass), Jeff Canady (Drums), Tony Stanford (Guitar), David Yackley (Keys), Rob Emmanuel (Drums), Sharon Love Jones (Vocals) and more!

Buy it here.

David – Merry Christmas, David

It’s getting very close to the Holiday season when the entire world takes notice of the birth of Jesus Christ. We can get distracted by the shopping, giving & getting (or not getting!). When you’re ready to give your feet and your plastic “money” a rest, go to CDBaby for a relaxing listen to “Merry Christmas, David. Relaxing jazzy takes on a few classics and an original cut that reminds us to “Step a Little Closer “ to the ones we love and the One that loves us.

A further jazzy Christmas album now on sale at CDBaby.

Michael Lington – A Foreign Affair Christmas

Hailing from Denmark saxophonist Michael Lington delights since many years the smooth jazz scene with his solo albums. Starting with his self-titled album in 1997 he continued with Vivid (2002), Everything Must Change (2002), Stay With Me (2004), A Song For You (2006), Heat (2008), Pure (2012), Soul Appeal (2014), Second Nature (2016) and Silver Lining (2018).

Smooth jazz saxophonist Michael Lington new album is A Foreign Affair Christmas feat. Philippe Saisse, Vince Gill, Russ Freeman, Chris Standring, Dave Koz, Adam Hawley, Rick Braun, Greg Phillinganes, Paul Jackson, Jr. Alex Al, Eric Valentine and more. Out of November. 8th, 2019.

Buy this album on Amazon.com.

Marion Meadows – Christmas With You

Marion Meadows understands it perfectly to put himself in the limelight. So that the light does not blind him, you can see him on many of his covers with sunglasses. This underlines the aura of mystery, created and wisely cultivated by him. Musician friends and fans know him however as a sociable person who likes to have a small talk. Marion Meadows occupies a special position in smooth jazz due to his exquisite and atmospheric compositions.

Now he presents his first Christmas album Christmas With You, which is exclusively available on his website.

Various Artists – Carols – The Sounds Of Christmas

At the beginning of autumn the first copies of the Christmas albums arrive. That’s as sure as falling autumn leaves. Some people who are already well equipped with Christmas albums ask themselves about the sense of buying another album. This can only be answered by saying that you should listen to the album first.

On Carols – The Sounds Of Christmas (2019) the label Trippin’ N’ Rhythm has inspired their best musicians to reinterpret well-known Christmas tunes. With Michael Broening, Nick Colionne, Nicholas Cole, Julian Vaughn, Kayla Waters, Skinny Hightower, Chieli Minucci as the main interpreters, the label has again succeeded in making a successful selection.

This label has already released The Very Best of Christmas in 2009 with other well-known artists of the smooth jazz scene. From the song material hardly overlaps another alternative for the collector.

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Jonathan Butler – Christmas Together

“This is my second Christmas album, but in many ways, I kind of feel like it’s my first,” says guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler, as he talks about his new album, Christmas Together, a collaboration with all-star friends, recorded and mixed in the studio he built in his home in Southern California.

“Christmas is family and friends,” he continues. “It’s about being all together. So, I called my friends – all these amazing players – Sheléa, Dave Koz, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum and so many others – and every one of them simply said, ‘Just say when you want me and where you want me and I’ll be there!’ They brought their love and their spirit into my home and I was honored.” We associate Christmas music with love and family, happiness and togetherness and Jonathan had that to spare.

Get the album here.