Now that it’s officially Christmas in our home (yes, I know it’s earlier than usual), I have to keep up with the spirit of season. The decorations and ornaments, check. Start shopping for presents, check. And a gazillion little things that I still have to list down.
To get everyone into the spirit, I’ve opened a few DAPHNE Home Scents in Green Forest Pine. These are available at Bench and Dimensione. I’m also starting to play some Christmas music. I have a few old Christmas CDs that I keep bringing out. I have a acid jazz and pop christmas songs from the 90’s. They’re still good. The most popular in our home now are the Disney Christmas songs.
I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on these new Christmas releases from MCA Music Philippines. These are now in all major music stores.
“THE CROSSOVER CAFÉ: HOLIDAY GROOVES” is a remarkable compilation all wrapped up with over 40 holiday tunes by today’s jazz legends, soul artists, and new artists. It brings together easy listening renditions of some of the most memorable Christmas classics reinvented cool, crossover jazz style. Revel in the smooth blend of sophisticated sound from only the finest musicians and artists of the genre, including Diana Krall, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Dianne Reeves, Sitti, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Phil Perry, Ledisi and more.
The holidays have always been about bringing close friends together and celebrating the season with good times and great music. Saxophonist Dave Koz has been doing it every year for nearly two decades with talented friends and collaborators on a tour that brings the yuletide spirit to devoted audiences from one coast to the other.
Koz brings that same collaborative spirit to his new holiday recording, The 25th of December, scheduled for release on October 27, 2014 on Concord Records. The album features duets with some of the most prominent pop and jazz artists of the last several decades, including India.Arie, Eric Benét, Jonathan Butler, Gloria Estefan, Fantasia, Kenny G, Heather Headley, Richard Marx, Johnny Mathis, Trombone Shorty, BeBe Winans and Stevie Wonder.
This is the first new Christmas music from Motown in 46 years. Produced by award-winning Aaron Lindsey, this album includes unique collaborations featuring Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, Ne-Yo & Tasha Cobbs, India.Arie & Gene Moore, Babyface & Toni Braxton, The Tempations and more.