Artist: Joyce Cooling
Album: The Holiday’s On!
Label: Rhythm Kitchen
Year Of Release: 2022
Format: FLAC (tracks)
01. It’s A Brand New Year With You
02. It’s Feeling Like Christmas
03. Christmas Truce of 1914
04. The Holiday’s On!
05. Winter Waltz
06. Christmas, Christmas
07. Snow Is Falling
The Holiday’s On! is an album of seven all-original holiday songs written by Joyce Cooling and Jay Wagner. First-rate musicianship, outstanding songs, and inspired performance all create a musical experience that is bound to kindle the holiday spirit.
From the 40’s swing-styled title track to the contemporary, groove-oriented “Christmas, Christmas,” The Holiday’s On! sets the stage for a joyous holiday season.
“Christmas Truce of 1914” talks about the astonishing cease-fire on Christmas Eve in 1914 between rival soldiers in World War I.
The up-tempo, “It’s A Brand New Year With You” showcases Joyce’s fluid straight-ahead jazz chops while “Winter Waltz” is a beautiful acoustic solo guitar piece enhanced by Wagner’s stunning production.
“It’s Feeling Like Christmas,” featuring Joyce’s warm, heartfelt vocals, seems destined to become a holiday classic. The album closes with “Snow Is Falling” – a sweet holiday love song. Take a listen…The Holiday’s On!