Clever arrangements combine with veteran Broadway actress Maureen Brennan's lyrical voice to create music that can function as either foreground or background listening. If you choose foreground listening, there's a lot of tasty musicianship to check out. Neil Grover (Boston Symphony percussionist and owner of Grover Pro Percussion) brings his arranging skills to the project along with percussion work that propels and colors with a graceful polish. My favorite track is "What Child Is This?" with Neil laying down some shifting time signature doumbec licks.
Songs of Good Cheer is well-produced without being "over-produced."
It is available as a CD or download from CDbaby.
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