CD REVIEW: Steven Johnson - "In The Spirit Of Christmas"
By Gian F - 11/29/2002 - 11:33 PM EST
Artist: Steven Johnson Album: "In The Spirit Of Christmas" CD Review: Genre: New Age/Jazz Sounds Like: John Tesh Technical Grade: 9 Production/Musicianship Grade: 9 Commercial Value: 8 Overall Talent Level: 10 Songwriting Skills: 10 Performance Skill: 10 Best Songs: Do You Hear What I Hear, Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night), Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella, Agnus Dei Weakness: ? CD Review: Steven Johnson plays the piano with such precision and skill that you would think that he is a college music professor, but he is only a student studying with Dr. Donald Kendrick at Cal State, Sacramento. Steven has created a complete, coherent package consisting of beautifully performed instrumental covers of popular Christmas classics ("Silent Night") and not so popular covers, ("Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella") that can be easily digested in one sitting. If you buy just one Christmas CD by an independent artist this year, this should be it.
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