MP3 Richard Carr - Christmastide - Christmas Around the World
This journey of Christmas music travels around the world and out of the creative mind of Richard Carr, featuring the lush romantic sound that has become his signature.
16 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: New Age, CLASSICAL: New Age
Composer/contemporary pianist Richard Carr, native of St. Louis, Missouri, has returned to St. Louis after the ravaging of the hurricane Katrina of his home in New Orleans.
Carr''s approach to creating is one of tapping into the free-flowing consciousness of music, Richard is freely improvising on the spot. There are no sequencing or tracking techniques used during the recording. Everything is recorded in real time without any edits.
In this regard, Richard''s music has been favorably compared to Keith Jarrett, George Winston and David Lanz. His concerts are highlighted by his apparent ease at the piano or keyboard and his passionate playing. Most of his audiences are also treated with a new composition or improvisation created on the spot.
Carr''s improvisational composition style is full of melodic lines and rich harmonies indicative of the classical influences of the American, Russian and French composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Additionally, more modern influences as diverse as Mannheim Steamroller, Tangerine Dream, John Adams, Keith Jarrett, Cole Porter, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Steve Reich, George Winston, and George Gershwin are also evident.
Christmastide is Richard''s third holiday album. Continuing the journey of Christmas music from around the world, Richard makes stops in Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Venezuela as well as the U.S. Familiar classical holiday songs from Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Herbert are also included in this all-acoustic piano album.