Paul Reeves has done it again! To celebrate the Christmas season, he has recorded some of our favorite Christmas songs in his unique style, featuring his playing of the Vibes, Drum Set, Piano, and Auxiliary Percussion, as well as the Strings, Bass, and Guitar Synthesizers. All parts were written, arranged, and performed by Paul W. Reeves. The following Christmas songs are found on “CHRISTMAS VIBES”:
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN – From his “Basie”-like opening, to the swinging melody, and through his lightning fast solo on the Vibes, this might become your favorite version of this Christmas favorite. A real toe-tapper from beginning to end!
LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! - After teasing us with a two-step throughout the statement of the melody, Paul kicks in with full-bore swinging for the Vibes and Piano solos, before returning to the two-step to finish the song. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!
CHRISTMAS BOSSA (“Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Frosty the Snowman”, and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”) - How do you record a mainland American Christmas medley and invoke feelings of Latin America, Central America, South America, and Hawaii, as well as several other locales? I don’t know, but Paul W. Reeves sure figured it out! His “Christmas Bossa”, already a favorite among the locals, will become your favorite, too. From his non-stop percussion work (including some solos!), through his tantalizing chords and Vibes and Piano solos that will make you want to travel south, Paul has captured the style and feel of all of those exotic locations!
CHRISTMAS MEDLEY (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “White Christmas”) – In one of his non-solo pieces, Paul lays the foundation for Christmas with his seemingly relaxed, yet swinging with intensity, renditions of two of the most popular Christmas songs. He is able to capture a relaxed and warm feeling, while creating a toe-tapping sensation. This medley is perfect for relaxing, dancing, and/or toe-tapping ….. your choice!!
JINGLE BELLS – O.K., here we go with vintage Paul Reeves ….. Jingle Bells recorded at a fast tempo with jazz influences from beginning to end! From the Bass introduction, through the outstanding Vibes and Piano solos, and including the outstanding Drum Set work, Paul’s version of this favorite might force you to find a cold, wet towel when it’s over!
WINTER WONDERLAND – Another Christmas favorite, Paul lets us calm down from the previous song, as he relaxes the tempo and style, although he manages to kick it up a notch during the solo work. Yet another relaxing toe-tapper from beginning to end. O.K., I give up – how does Paul manage to create a relaxed atmosphere AND a toe-tapper at the same time?
THE CHRISTMAS SONG – One of Paul’s favorites, he takes his time to develop this song through the melody before he creates a dreamy solo that will create the warm feeling of Christmas for you. An instant Paul W. Reeves classic!
SILENT NIGHT – Put the jazz aside!! Using his classical influences, Paul utilizes the Vibes, Celesta, Glockenspiel, and Electric Piano to create a track that will give you chills and maybe put you in tears when it’s over. A simply beautiful rendition of this tune, it comes with a warning: Get a box of Kleenex ready before you listen!
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