by Robert Mosci
liner notes from Holidays:
| "The holidays" as we've come to understand the term, connotes that period beginning mid-November in anticipation of Thanksgiving, and extending through the various celebrations of Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, ending on or about New Year's Day.
| It's the time of year when Madison Avenue finds newer and more clever ways to part us from our hard earned money. For many already overburdened with life's endless chores and responsibilities, the preparations involved, even for the most well meaning, can tax the spirit.
| Despite all the tedium and cliche, there remains a core that transcends the negative. A genuine sense of warmth, good will, and generous human spirit more often than not rises above, giving important meaning to the family get togethers and celebrations.
| Religious and historical elements are the foundations on which the various holidays are based. These spiritual underpinnings are still a significant component for many celebrants.
| For most of us, however, the all important reason for the festivities is the children. Kids of all ages fervently anticipate this magical time of year. Parties, visits, treats, and coveted presents have them longing for the holidays months in advance. It's a timeless ritual that's fulfilled yearly, giving parents, relations and friends a chance to shower the little ones in their life with loving offerings. Pure moments of joy are often shared. Although the giving of gifts can be overdone, in the right balance it's a wonderful rite that is affectionately passed on and gratefully received through the generations.
| All in all, on the grand balance sheet, the master ledger seems to point to the positive. The time is approaching. Let the celebrations begin!
Robert Mosci celebrates the season with Holidays, his 4th and latest recording on Zographia Records. It features Mosci at his vocal best as he romps through 11 classic and original holiday tunes. Elements of swing, jazz, R&B, reggae and pop are tastefully blended, accompanied by a superb group of New York studio musicians.
Two new Mosci originals, including an evocative Chanukah song, complement a diverse array of material. The performances are spiced with fine solos by the many and varied accompanists throughout.
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1. Holidays Are Here Again
2. White Christmas
3. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer (J. Marks)
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
(F. Coots, H. Gillespie)
6. Frosty The Snowman
(S. Nelson, W. Rollins)
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(R. Blane, H. Martin)
9. Let It Snow
(S. Cahn, J. Styne)
11.The Christmas Song
(M. Torme, R. Wells)