Tony DeSare: Christmas Home

This collection may be one of your favorite stocking stuffers, as Tony DeSare mixes rich and lush reads of traditional Natal melodies with some fun originals. Cheerful and luminous strings team up with the crooner for “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” and the nostalgic “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” while his read of “Oh Holy Night” with simple voice and piano is gloriously reverent. He has fun on the piano with “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and his own “Christmas Home” and “Christmas For You And Me” are as cozy as an egg nog by the fire. The hoot is his “19 Versions of Jungle Bells” where he takes you through piano and vocal renditions from traditional to ragtime through Elton John, Radiohead and beyond. Guaranteed to wake up the Christmas party!

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