RELEASED DATE: November 18, 2019
RECORD LABEL: Ripa Records
UNDERNEATH THE MISTLETOE
1. Winter Wonderland
2. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
3. The Christmas Song
4. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
5. Silver Bells
6. This Christmas
7. Underneath The Mistletoe
8. Christmas Time Is Here
9. What Are You Doing New Years Eve?
Every strand of music seems to pass through one particular crossroad – Christmas music.
Underneath The Mistletoe hits all the right notes of the season and is sure to make your holidays bright!
Here, East Bay Soul performs classic Christmas Songs with a mix of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul. Greg Adams, Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpeter’s gorgeous arrangements herald in the season and the soulful R&B vocal by Darryl Walker caress the timeless lyrics of your favorite holiday music.
Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. As a founding member of Tower of Power, legendary for his arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own.
Underneath The Mistletoe marks their 5th studio album and their first Christmas CD as they celebrate their 10thAnniversary.
An amazing ensemble of musicians, that includes keyboardist Nick Milo, former music director for the late Joe Cocker, drummer Herman Matthews who toured extensively with Tom Jones, virtuoso Richard Smith on guitar and funk bass man, Del Atkins.
The band’s horn section that delivers Greg’s percussive horn arrangements is Steve Nieves on alto and tenor sax Johnnie Bamont on alto, tenor and baritones sax, Michael Stever on lead trumpet and Flugelhorn, and completing the horn section is Lee Thornburg on trumpet flugelhorn and trombone who was also a member of Tower Of Power as well as Herman Matthews and Nick Milo.
Their combined musical pedigree of East Bay Soul reads like a who’s who’s in pop culture.
Underneath The Mistletoe is the ultimate Christmas experience capturing all of the inspiration and nostalgia of the holiday season. Add the benefit of vision, musical “ know how” and the insight that comes through genuine affection, respect and friendship. Greg Adams and East Bay Soul delivers you the recipe for making very special holiday memories.
SUPER NICE Christmas release!
VERY NICE! Greg your horn parts are super smooth and cool.
And…your arrangements are fresh and special for sure.
The whole band sounds awesome. The production quality to top notch.
What Are You Doing New Years Eve portends a very cool, funky New Year to come. Merry Christmas & have have SUPER Funky New Year! ~ Eric Lane
What a great way to ring in the holidays!
Just listened to this amazing CD, it’s a must-buy. Besides the incredible horns, and the rest of the band, you can’t help but be enveloped by Darryl Walker’s sweet smooth voice. ~Eric Rose
CD arrived and I’m blasting it as I type this. Absolutely love it! ~Alison C