Cinnamist Present is a pleasing, diverse compilation of traditional contemporary favorites, including remastered versions of Greensleeves, Pachelbel's Canon in D, and works of Lennon & McCartney, and Simon & Garfunkel. The instrumental renditions create new life and emotion to iconic music.
Jill Mattson plays violin in an emotional yet soothing style that enchants. Ken Hall plays a masterful piano throughout. This is a wonderful CD that makes old familiar songs come alive again - the sound is fresh and fulfilling, inspiring and rich. Cinnamist Present also contains two original compositions by Hall & Mattson that neatly compliment the Masters and round out this CD in a unique fashion.