“Yule Be Lovin’ This!” Swings Into The Christmas Season!
I’ve been asked repeatedly “When are you gonna record a Christmas album?” Believe it or not, Christmas albums are often recorded in the middle of summer… can you believe that?
So, I’ve pulled some powers-that-be together and amazingly will be able to release my very first Christmas album, cleverly titled “Yule Be Lovin’ This!” around the first week of December. I am VERY excited! I’m sorry this has taken so long!
Recording has been taking place in my studio here at home, as well as enjoying virtual contributions by a handful of talented musicians located in other parts of the world such as jazz guitarist Martin Majorov based in Lithuania… and Richie Freedman providing his trumpet stylings from Hollywood, CA. Also along for the ride are Charles Oslo, Jeffrey Williams and Niles Vandergriff on piano, bass and drums respectively, and based in Hollywood, CA as well.
Pretty cool that technology makes this possible! My brother-in-arms Damien Montalto, based in Australia, will helm the mixing desk and guiding me with vocal production… just in time to enjoy for Christmas 2017. The song arrangements will be quite straightforward trio and/or quartet style consisting of piano, guitar, bass drums and brass. “Yule Be Lovin’ This!” will feature 8 classic Christmas selections which have been favorites of mine for many years.
The album features the talents of:
John Eric Booth – Lead and All Background Vocals
Martin Majorov / Rhythm Guitar & Solos on “Christmas Time Is Here”, “My Favorite Things”, “Blue Christmas”
Tom Stephens / Rhythm Guitar & Solo on “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
Richard Freedman / Trumpet Solos
Charles Oslo & Tom Stephens / Piano
Damien Montalto / Bass on “Blue Christmas”
Jeffrey Williams / Upright Bass
Niles Vandergriff / Drums
Damien Montalto / Various Noises, Engineering Wizardry, Vocal Production, Mixing and Mastering
I will keep you posted on availability. This will be a digital release and available through all digital outlets such as CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and others for a special price of $8.99.
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