Christmas Dream by the Canadian duo of Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams (known as Q&A) is bound to become a holiday classic album.
Canada is home to the North Pole, and who better to release a suite of original Christmas songs than this veteran Canadian duo? These are sing-able tunes, with witty lyrics, clever arrangements, excellent musicianship, and great vocals. Styles represented include Big Band, Country, Jazz Ballad, Gypsy Jazz, Western Swing, Christmas Novelty, Folk, and Motown.
Who is Q&A? Tony Quarrington, “Q”, is an in-demand guitarist, songwriter, composer, arranger and vocalist. Zoey Adams, “A”, is an expressive singer, with a range from sultry to tongue-in-cheek. Together they have written and recorded 14 new seasonal songs that celebrate Christmas (and New Year!) in all its moods and foibles.
Each of the fourteen 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 Q&A 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