now playing: Ottmar Liebert: Christmas + Santa Fe
Guitarist Ottmar Liebert's mix of classical and pop music background as well as his long residence in the American southwest fuse in his interpretation of familiar holiday songs. In Christmas + Santa Fe Liebert mixes familiar pieces including Hark the Herald Angels sing with his own Canyon Road on Christmas Eve, while Deck the Halls becomes the jumping off point for Santa Dancing. Festive and seasonal in the sense of the winter season, it makes good listening for the holiday atmosphere and the creative music. It's a fine bit of holiday themed music which can move easily from foregraound to background as the holiday occasion requires, too.