As every year, we have just launched a Special Christmas Offer which will give 30 people the chance to get a free 'A Christmas Eve in L.A.' CD with a regular order of Tomi Malm 'Walkin' On Air'. Offer limited to one bundle per order, and available until the 16th of December or while stock lasts!
Tomi Malm hails from Finland and has been a respected figure for the past twenty-plus years on the North-European music scene. Malm works as a composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer on a multitude of successful records, TV themes and multimedia scores. In 2009, Malm rose to international attention with the now-classic release of Fly Away: The Songs Of David Foster, also on the Contante & Sonante label. Malm arranged and produced a number of David Foster's classics on Fly Away. Malm showed such creativity and freshness on these recordings that he gained high praise and blessings from “The Hitman” David Foster himself.
Today, Tomi Malm returns with Walkin’ On Air, his debut solo album, another stunning ride on pop music's most elegant grooves. On this collection of winning tracks, the Finnish wizard wrote or co-wrote all but two of the songs. The track list presents a variety of styles, from jazz-infused pop gems to refined ballads, smooth funky jams and pristine fusion instrumentals.
Featuring an extraordinary cast of world-class vocalists, including Jason Scheff, Clif Magness, Jeff Pescetto, Warren Wiebe, ZoSia, Frank Adahl, Julian Thomas, Jerry Lopez, Shem von Schroeck and Ashton Moran, Malm's inventive arrangements and top-notch production are brought to life thanks to the usual ace session roster that includes legends such as Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Zappa, Herbie Hancock), John “JR” Robinson (Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones) and Simon Phillips (Toto, The Corrs, Peter Gabriel) on drums, Dan Warner (Madonna, Timbaland, Barry Gibb) and James Harrah (Aaron Neville, Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti) on guitars, Neil Stubenhaus (Roberta Flack, Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald) and Alex Al (Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, George Duke) on bass, Robbie Buchanan (Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan) on keyboards plus Luis Conte (James Taylor, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton) on percussion. The horn department is also stellar, with aces like Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand, Elton John) and Brandon Fields (Tower of Power, The Rippingtons, George Benson) on sax, and a guest appearance from the smoking Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns.
It's here! Fasten your seatbelt while you get lost in Tomi Malm’s spectacular world of music!
Showcasing the superior talent of Swiss producer Urs Wiesendanger along with an array of first-class studio musicians, this stunning collection of songs will for sure warm the hearts of quality music lovers throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Wiesendanger's inventive arrangements and keyboard playing shine on modern day classics like David Foster's "Grown-Up Christmas List" which opens the album. Foster's songwriting genius is represented by other gems like "This Time Next Year," co-written with Babyface, "On Christmas Morning," a collaboration with Kenny Loggins, and the gorgeous "The Joy Of Christmas Past" appearing for the first time on CD.
Featuring vocalists Thierry Condor and Miriam Dee, two of the best voices and skilled session singers available today, this album also includes wonderful renditions of Christmas evergreens like a big-band swing arrangement of "The Christmas Song" and a smooth, jazzy rendition of "White Christmas." Donny Hathway's "This Christmas," Celine Dion's "These Are The Special Times," written by Diane Warren, and Robbie Buchanan's "Born On Christmas Day" round out this special record.
As a bonus, "A Christmas Eve in L.A" includes a fantastic "making of" video that gives an exclusive behind-the-scene look on the recording of the song "This Christmas".
Released in a limited edition of only 1000 copies.