Release Review: Martin Mayer 'Carol of the Bells'

REVIEW Global Radio

There’s nothing wrong with romantic Christmas music if that’s your jam - but if you’re in the mood for something more energizing to get your socially distanced party started, check out veteran Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer’s percussive, high octane symphonic romp through the traditional classic “Carol of the Bells.”

A longtime international sensation once dubbed “Canada’s Prince of Piano” by the Beijing Times, Mayer fuses jazz, funk and rock, brilliantly blending his melodic and improvisational ivories with bold, empowering production for the ultimate holiday big bang. The track is based on arrangements by Emmy winner John Tesh and Grammy winner Charlie Bisharat.