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Christmas At Steinway Hall / Simon Mulligan

Release Date: 10/20/2017
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30053
Composer:  Frank Loesser ,  Mel Torme ,  Felix Bernard ,  Adolphe Adam  ...  Performer:  Simon Mulligan Number of Discs: 1

The sounds of Christmas on a Steinway — recorded at Steinway Hall in New York City. Simon Mulligan’s tasteful jazz arrangements are an ideal accompaniment to the holiday season.

R E V I E W S:

"Mulligan has played both classical music and jazz, but here he offers a kind of salon music that has improvised elements, but for the most part is not jazz...The music consists entirely of Christmas or holiday-season tunes, but even such a chestnut as Winter Wonderland is fresh, a bit meditative in Mulligan's hands...For a classy soundtrack to your Christmas gathering you couldn't do better than this, but there's more to Mulligan's album than simply background music."

-- AllMusic Guide
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" Can a formidable concert pianist dispatch holiday repertoire without condescension? Apparently so, if the pianist is Simon Mulligan, who presents his solo, jazz-tinged arrangements of seasonal tunes. Mulligan treats songs such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with the respect for craftsmanship they richly deserve but do not always receive.

-- Chicago Tribune

“Beautiful” is the apt word to describe Simon Mulligan’s solo piano playing, the two Spirio Steinways he used, the two recording sites in Manhattan and the state-of-the-art sound reproduction of this album...He endows even the most shopworn sentiments with a compelling, quiet joy for the holiday season.

-- DownBeat
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