Recorded in 2004, Christmas Songs is a holiday album that's uplifting and sentimental without dreariness or noise. The album features pianist Eddie Higgins with bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Joe Ascione. Higgins' drifting-feather piano playing complements the perfect song list.
Higgins, who died in 2009, was one of those rare jazz pianists who knew exactly where the best chord voicings were hidden on the keyboard. He also knew how to cover the entire ivory landscape without pounding or over-indulging.
All the chestnuts are here and Higgins roasts each one with jolly grace.
- 180g Vinyl
- Mixed and Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
- Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
- Obi strip
- Made in Japan
- Let It Snow
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- The Christmas Waltz
- The Christmas Song
- White Christmas
- Sleigh Ride
- Winter Wonderland
- I'll Be Home For Christmas
Recorded at Avatar Studio in New York on July 7 & 8, 2004.