Greg Howlett’s New Cd Seasonal Spice

20 12 2010

Dear Reader,

I have a wonderful Christmas cd to recommend to all of you. I know it is late in the season but this cd is absolutely amazing. I’m going to walk through each song and talk about what I like and dislike about each one. A link to the cd is provided.

This cd is full of surprises. I did not know what to expect the first time I put it in but I was very pleased with what I heard. He opens the cd with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. This beautiful rendition features a saxophone playing. Maybe a little cliche but it still sounds really good. One thing coursing through this cd is the unusal chords he uses. Greg Howlett uses chords that keep the listener guessing. The second song on the bullet is Sleigh Ride. This is one of my favorites of all Christmas songs. He takes the traditional Sleigh Ride gives it a swing some different chords and voila you have a great rendition of Sleigh Ride. Good Christian Men rejoice is a good one if you need energy during Christmas time. It gets you tapping your foot and enjoying some good music. I’ll Be Home for Christmas is played so well by Greg and a cellist. This beautiful arrangement makes me melt. A perfect song for reflecting on family. Winter Wonderland throws me back into reality as I sit there thinking about snow. I love the chords in this song. Away in a Manger features a penny whistle or a similar instrument. This one I love to relax to. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is a song that I is one of my favorites on the cd. It is a very catchy piece. I love the motiff that flows throughout the piece. Go Tell It On the Mountain is a great song too. It is catchy and the different chords give it a different feel. The final song is Silent Night. Silent Night is a good Christmas carol that was well interepreted by Mr. Howlett. I love this for it’s wonderful chord progressions. Maybe it’s just me but these new sounds to these old songs make it come alive in a new way for me.

I highly recommend this cd to everyone. This cd is worth the money spent on it. What I love most is that it includes Christmas songs with Christmas carols. This brings together everything I love about Christmas music.





Good Christian Music

10 07 2009

People always question why I love conservative Christian music. Why? Here’s two god reasons why.

http://www.greghowlett.com/daybreakdownload.aspx

http://greghowlett.com/portraitsdownload.aspx

Daybreak Quartet: I’ve known about them since forever. My parents knew two of them as children. The group has an amazing sound and quartet music is some of my favorite music. Well mostly small groups. Greg harmonies coming from these guys.

Greg Howlett: An AMAZING pianist! I found him by recommendation of a friend. I thought just some normal pianist with a style that’s somewhat original but no it was the complete opposite! I can’t wait to see what else he comes up with.

The reason I’m posting this is because they are both giving away their new cds free. All one has to do is recommend the cd to 3 friends.





Greg Howlett

24 02 2009

I was looking at a friend’s facebook page and he was a fan of someone called: Greg Howlett. I checked it out. It linked to his website. I looked and listened and immediatly fell in love with his style of music. It’s something I would play if I could play it. He also gave free lessons for church musicians. Really helpful. He also had a couple of his arrangements for free download. I have fallen in love with his playing and wish that someday I’ll be able to do that too. Maybe.