"Man I love it! Sounds beautiful. More, more, more. brother."
- Daniel Castro, California
"Hey folks - About two years ago my friend David sent me a Christmas gift. It was a CD filled with the most classic seasonal songs and carols. Alice and I took a drive up to the Sierra to see some snow, and almost as an after thought I brought Dave's CD along to give it a hear. To be honest, I am not a big fan of Christmas music, but then Dave is a remarkable pianist, and years before I had heard him improvise some holiday tunes at a party.
Anyway, driving along highway 80, Alice popped the CD in the player and we were both quite amazed at the music that began to surround us. It is solo piano, and it is tired old Christmas songs, and I have no idea what it takes musically to make a tired old song come alive and fresh, but that is what David did.
The biggest surprise to me was that even that overwrought, "The Little Drummer Boy," tune was enjoyable, per-rump-pa-pum-pum. And, I am a guy that hasn't voluntarily sat through any version of that song for thirty years.
What is striking to me about this collection is its simplicity, its warmth, and its calm, quiet mood. It is as if David succeeded in cutting through all of the tinsel and hustle-butle, blinking lights and forced gaiety of The Season. Without all of that baggage maybe there is something to celebrate at Christmas, after all!
I am one of the unnamed people mentioned below that encouraged David to make his CD available, I am very happy he has done so, and I know you will be happy to hear and share this music.
- Peter Brown
"I am listening to my David Savage Christmas CD for the second time and I absolutely love it.Thank you, this is the most mellow and cheerful rendition of Christmas Music I have ever heard. What a joy – Joy to the World!"
- Barbara, Walnut Creek, California
Please send us your review of Christmas (2008 first release), Christmas Piano (2011 remastered version of original songs), or Healing Music (2012) Send to firstname.lastname@example.org