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Stanley Clarke veteran produces immaculate new holiday single from L.A.-based artist Sean Patrick


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The shimmering beauty and soulful warmth of Sean Patrick's holiday single, “A Gift of Christmas," are the hallmarks of a timeless classic. Amidst overplayed staples and cookie-cutter newcomers, “A Gift of Christmas" is the real deal. Opening with cozy piano, Patrick's heartfelt croon opens the door to sparkling sleigh bells and lush synths; when his velvety smooth voice begins to ascend, it's a breathtaking moment, capturing the season's childlike sense of wonder and spiritual depth.

Born in Santa Maria, California, Patrick is a versatile musician who isn't bound by stylistic limitations. While “A Gift of Christmas" is wrapped in a jazzy sheen, Patrick has experimented with a number of different genres, from roots rock and folk to electronica. He is one of Los Angeles' most promising undiscovered talents but the high standard of quality set by “A Gift of Christmas" predicts that status won't remain long. Before its closure in 2010, Patrick scored several hits on, and he continues to establish himself in the intensely competitive L.A. music scene.

To give Patrick a polished assist, his executive producer Ludwell Joseph delivered a present of his own—the impeccable one-two punch of Grammy-winning producer/mixer Dennis MacKay and co-engineer/producer Dana Parker, whose credits include Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. MacKay, who has worked with jazz icons such as Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, produced the record at Parker's 327 Studios. Together they have crafted a stunning, immaculate single that will soar through the ages.

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