Quarrington and Adams have written and recorded 15 new songs that celebrate Christmas in all kinds of ways. Witty lyrics, clever arrangements, excellent musicianship, and terrific vocals enables Christmas Dream to appeal to a wide variety of listeners.
Styles represented range from big band, country, jazz ballad, Gypsy jazz, western swing, Christmas novelty to classic Motown. At least one, the title track, Christmas Dream will remind listeners of older carols and seasonal songs.
Zoey Adams is a natural singer, with a range of expression from sultry to funny. Tony Quarrington is one of the top jazz guitarists / composers /arrangers in Canada.
The 2022 re-release features the addition of the latest classic from this fine duo – Winter Warm.
Each of the album’s original tracks brings new musical and lyrical surprises. Here are just four standouts:
Swinging Old Saint Nick, the jazzy, humorous opening track features catchy duo vocals, and six punchy horns, with guitar and piano solos in an up-tempo big band arrangement.
Christmas Dream, the title track, will remind listeners of older carols and seasonal songs.
MacSwizzlewort, the mysterious Christmas cat, is an erratic tempo novelty tune that will appeal to adults and children of all ages.
Missing Mistletoe is a bouncy Western Swing/Americana tune, a humorous duo track exploring the alternatives to traditional mistletoe – would you believe broccoli and matzo balls?
Musicians on the album include Zoey Adams, vocals; Tony Quarrington, guitars, mandolin and vocal; Jeff McLeod, piano and organ; Steve Lucas, bass; Martin Worthy, drums and percussion; Stuart Laughton, trumpet and harmonica; Chris Robinson, tenor sax; Paul Tarusov, trombone; Shelley Coopersmith, violin; Maia and Rowan James, background vocal.
The album is being released in HD and SD resolution on Sonic Peach Music. Sonic Peach HD (High Resolution) recordings provide an “in the studio” level of experience. Even at regular resolution, the difference in sound quality is palpable.
Christmas Dream by Quarrington and Adams will appeal to a wide variety of listeners of all ages and musical appetites, and seems destined to become a Christmas classic
Catalog Number: SP00002 UPC /EAN: 748079898172 Label: Sonic Peach Music Genre: Holiday | Christmas | Pop Formats: Standard Definition: 44.1kHz/16 bit High Definition: 96kHz/24 bit