To usher in the spirit of the season, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, Ray Greene, teamed up with composer/pianist/producer, Dow Brain, creating a jazz-infused holiday album filled with Christmas classics. The duo also crafted three original compositions for the project, which includes the title track. “I've wanted to do this album with Ray for a long time; he's just so incredibly talented,” Brain said in a statement about his collaborator.
Greene is currently on tour as the lead singer for Carlos Santana. You can catch them from Jan. 23-Feb.2 playing the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas. Apart from Santana, the Boston-based artist has recorded and performed with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, New Kids On The Block, and Rick James. Greene was also the lead vocalist/trombonist for Tower of Power.
Brain, who is also Boston-based, has a list of accolades that include five RIAA certified Platinum and Gold albums and singles. “Summer Girls,” by LFO, was co-written and co-produced by Brain. The late ‘90s hit made its way onto the U.S. Billboard 100, earning him one of his Platinum titles.
Tell Me the Story of Christmas is comprised other favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Christmas Time Is Here,” and “Little Drummer Boy.” Together, the pair has created a soulful take on holiday standards dreaming up inspired songs that make the ultimate Christmas soundtrack.