Tell Me the Story of Christmas
Renowned Boston-based singer Ray Greene has teamed up with legendary producer Dow Brain to create a gospel/jazz-influenced holiday recording, Tell Me The Story Of Christmas. While the two have collaborated on other projects, this Christmas album, laden with sweet yet sophisticated gospel versions of holiday standards, is a project long desired by both artists. 'I've wanted to do this album with Ray for a long time; he's just so incredibly talented' say producer/pianist Brain. 'We finally got to it.' The recording also includes several original tunes penned by Greene and Brain. Covers include Silent Night, "Christmas Time Is Here" plus a stunning African drum version of "Little Drummer Boy." Brain and Greene have both done their share of touring with big names. Greene cut his teeth doing back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin and Rick James, and also has an impressive reel of film recordings and high-profile commercials. Brain, in addition to doing 'time' at Boston's own Wally's Café, has also played with Andre Ward, Brian McKnight, Matt Garrison, Walter Beasley, John Coltrane's drummer Rasheed Ali, and with the late Dizzy Gillespie at the Blue Note in New York City.