Get into the spirit with Justin Kauflin’s ‘Christmas Candy’

    A soothing, seasonal six-track EP.

    Justin Kauflin Christmas Candy EP
    Image: Adam Hart / Justin Kauflin official website

    Pianist Justin Kauflin has released a festive EP, Christmas Candy.

    The six tracks on the bite-sized Christmas Candy feature Kauflin solo on piano, taking on holiday chestnuts like “Silent Night” and “Winter Wonderland.” This isn’t the Maryland-born, Los Angeles-based musician’s first Christmas release: In 2017, he released Silent Night, a 12-track offering featuring a collaboration with Jacob Collier.

    Besides recording Christmas Candy, Kauflin has been keeping busy with a project intended as a tribute to his “unsung heroes,” namely piano legends Mulgrew Miller, James Williams, Harold Mabern and Larry Willis.

    Listen to Christmas Candy here: