Christmas albums have to fulfil 2 objectives, they must be uplifting and pleasant music for festive occasions and they must be able to meld into the background without disturbing the family gathering. Well, I think I found the perfect Christmas album that will work in the background as well as a centrepiece. The songs are for the most part classics, music we all know and love, Matt Herskowitz surprised me often with personal touches and improvisational side trips.
Solo piano is so lovely when it's done right, I think this one is done right. I may not be a connoisseur but this album will work for me for the next couple of dozen Christmas seasons,
I will certainly be giving one to my Mother this year.