“My dream was to create a beautiful picture that represented the many different memories people experience each year during the holidays. The next holiday is usually always a little different than the last, and some holidays one will never forget. “This is Christmas” allowed me the opportunity to share all my favorite memories of the holiday season the best way I know how; through music.”
Lou performs a collection of some of the most beloved holiday standards and traditional songs on “This is Christmas.” Produced and Arranged by Las Vegas based musical director and record producer Pat Caddick, “This is Christmas” features excitingly new arrangements and fun twists on classic favorites. The seven song mini LP features numerous styles showcasing Gazzara’s wide range and versatility.
The album kicks off with a powerhouse vocal performance of “O Holy Night,” and quickly picks up the place with an Ella inspired jazzy spin on “Jingle Bells.” The only duet, “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” features Vegas based vocal artist Savannah Smith. Parents of all ages will enjoy the touching remake of Gloria Estefan’s “Christmas Through Your Eyes,” reminding us how to remember the holidays through the eyes of a child. A medley of holiday classics including “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “White Christmas,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” emphazise the family and home (if you couldn’t guess by the titles)! It’s not all slow tempo ballads however. Lou gives a full out rock and blues performance with a saucy spin on his cover of the Elvis Presley classic “Santa Claus is Back in Town.” Finally, the only original on the album titled “First One Without You,” is a country influenced ballad which expresses the very relatable emotions felt during the holidays after the loss of a loved one.
So for all our friends and family, we hope “This is Christmas” will keep the spirit of the season in your hearts and remind all of the many joys we experience during the holidays. Much Love and Good Tidings to you and yours throughout this holiday season. God Bless
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