Eric is also joined by upcoming MAXJAZZ vocalist Erin Bode on wonderful renditions of "I Wonder As I Wander" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" Popular jazz and cabaret singer Paula West sings a playful rendition of "Santa Baby" and the reflective "After The Holidays." His early roots of playing gospel music in his father's storefront Baptist church are evident on "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming" and "The Christmas Blues" which features Eric on solo piano and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis)" with him on organ. "The Christmas Song" has a bit of a breezy and tropical feel but is very solid. Merry Magic will definitely make your spirits bright this holiday season and for years to come. Enjoy your music.