Christmas Moods, Vol. 2


The simplicity of the first Christmas begs for simple songs when it’s celebrated today. It sometimes begs for originality, too, as one familiar carol after another floats through our worlds from shopping malls and radio stations. In Christmas Moods Vol. II, George Sawyn has given us deceptively simple songs, all but one with new arrangements by George himself. Even the exception is an improvisation done with fellow musician Jon Novi.

Whether the delightfully reflective Coventry Carol, the sweet purity of Silent Night, the rollicking Deck the Halls or the almost rakish Up On the Housetop, George has taken familiar tunes and put his own stamp upon them, allowing the melodies to float in and out between their expected territories and a parallel universe of melody and harmony. Listeners will experience the “aha!” of recognition, followed quickly by the “wow!” of Sawyn’s creative meanderings.

In this album, George has combined his experience as a seasoned Chicago musician, with the comfortable, laid-back sounds he’s always loved and that have been encouraged by his recently-begun love affair with Door County, Wis., the “hometown” he says he’s always been looking for. In Christmas Moods Vol. II, George plays guitar his way, letting it take the spotlight as the enchanting solo instrument it can be when strings are more than strummed, they’re coaxed individually to sing.

Christmas Moods, Vol. 2 is available on CD or as an MP3 Download.

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