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SEXY SAXY Volume 1, the seduction is on high and the EP is loaded with fresh and inviting new tunes featuring the project’s first single, “Hold On Tight” with Billboard, chart-topping Smooth Jazz saxophonist Vandell Andrew. Also features A.J. Luke who helped enhances the vibe. All seven of the tunes are sax-drenched, saucy and smooth infused with Hip Hop, soul and jazz! This may not be your father’s Smooth Jazz, but you’re gonna dig it! ~ Sandy Shore
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Saxophonist and flutist Nelson Rangell is back with two new releases: "Blue" an entire collection of flute recordings. This is a diverse cd with everything from pop jazz originals, cool covers, uptempo straight ahead to jazz adaptations of well known classical pieces from Ravel, Faure and Prokofiev. The other new release is called "Red" featuring all saxophone tunes. Nelson says "this is more of a contemporary pop jazz cd than a smooth jazz recording with a pretty fair amount of improvisation going on."
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Jazz Saxophonist Phil French has been a favorite among Gospel Jazz and Smooth Jazz lovers for years now. His soothing yet uplifting musical style has been touching the hearts and ears of music aficionados since his debut CD in 2000. Known for working with the finest in Gospel and Jazz and providing unforgettable live performances, French has been honing his chops for decades now. Now French drops his 7th CD and his first with RichEscape Music entitled Everlasting Featuring Terrence Richburg. The CD features tracks penned by the CEO of RichEscape Music, Gospel Jazz artist, composer, arranger, engineer and instrumentalist Terrence Richburg. Long-time friends and musical cohorts, French and Richburg collaborated for their first-ever full project. French was excited to once again work with Richburg. "I am so used to being the songwriter and producer, and having to do all the recording, the engineering, and everything else to complete the project." says French. "But this time, with Terrence at the helm, it was nice to focus solely on my performance as the artist. I think Everlasting Featuring Terrence Richburg contains many magical and inspired moments. I have been hearing nothing but great things about the songs". Blessed with an ability to play in front of Jazz audience and Gospel congregants alike, Phil French can easily flow musically from the jazzy ambiiance of a Blues Alley to the sacred setting of a Sunday morning service.
Join me for a interesting chat with Rod Tate.
Rod Tate's new album, Love is yet another testimonial of his amazing talents.
Rod Tate is a smooth/contemporary jazz, gospel jazz and R&B saxophonist/songwriter, based out of his hometown, St. Louis, MO. Rod is a full time musician that performs as a Solo act, Duo "2Smooth" with guitarist Gregg "Happy Guitar" Haynes and with his 4 piece band.
Ronnie Laws is an American jazz, rhythm and blues and funk saxophonist. He is the younger brother of jazz flautist Hubert Laws and the older brother of Debra Laws.
Ronnie will be talking to The Reel 411 George Wilson about his long standing career in the music industry and being from a musical family. He will bring insight into the world of music as an instrumentalist and vocalist on hit songs as "Every Generation" and "Very Special" with Sister Debra Laws.
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UC&P proudly welcomes back to the show 2x Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist Najee , as we catch up and talk about the success of his latest hot and seductive album "The Morning After - A Musical Love JournA visionary, Najee assembles an array of world class musicians on The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey....and what is ahead.
Featured artists on the CD include producer Demonte Posey (Eric Benet, Toni Braxton, and Babyface), bassist Bill Sharpe (Dave Coz and Barbara Streisand), guitarist Ray Fuller (George Duke, Anita Baker, and Whitney Houston), drummer Daniel Powell (Tamia), bassist Brian Bromberg (Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock) and drummer Joel Taylor (Joe Sample’s current band). Chart-topping R&B diva Meli’sa Morgan also joins Najee for an unforgettable duet. The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey opens with the sound of Najee’s voice as he anxiously awaits to board his plane but is unexpectedly delayed waiting for a certain special woman. Alas, she arrives and the journey begins. Najee explains, “The album title describes a fantasy trip where two people meet and experience their journey together.” The saxophonist describes the making of his new CD as an intense process. “It was recorded as a live studio album in two ½ weeks, during which time we also mixed and mastered the music. I would say the anticipation was very much part of the journey with this record.” Najee’s musical adventure unfolds with the jubilant “Rendezvous,” featuring his robust tenor saxophone. The Morning After - Musical Love Journey finds Najee transporting listeners around the globe to locations that have inspired him in some way.
Smooth & sultry, cool, yet definitely funky. These words best describe the sound of saxophonist Tim Cunningham. Cunningham has headlined venues across the globe, from intimate nightclubs to Las Vegas Casinos. He continues to be a major part of multiple festivals, both in the U.S. and the Caribbean, bringing his soulful style to fans the world over. We will talk to Tim about his current album, Tim Cunningham Live.
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Saxophonist Sam Rucker is set to release his new CD “Tell You Something” in June. Sam teams up with legendary producer Norman Connors, renowned pianist Bobby Lyle, sax great Euge Groove, Tom Browne, Alyson Williams and a host of other great musicians. “Tell You Something” features three soulful covers and eight of Sam’s original songs that not only entertain but encourage as well. This is contemporary jazz music with a message. Even as an instrumentalist, Sam’s music speaks to the listener and conveys an infectious positive energy.
Saxophonist Chris Godber Ever Increasing Faith and current track Can't Help Believin' gives hope and encouragement to many. His music leaves you feelings uplifted and revived.
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Approaching his 20th anniversary in the business, saxophonist Paul Taylor has released his 10th album Tenacity, featuring keyboardists Jonathan Fritzen and Jeff Lorber.
Dynamic, multi-talented and dripping with soul, Marcus Anderson is an award winning musician with an abundance of career defining accolades all achieved under the age of thirty. With the release of his fifth solo Album Style Meets Substance, the critically acclaimed Pop/R&B and jazz musician’s career is fast becoming one to watch. Hailing from South Carolina, Anderson is currently performing to audiences all over the world as one of the saxophonist in PRINCE’s band the New Power Generation.
Style Meets Substance is the epitome of his musical influences. His trademark horn playing and arrangements provide an album of beautiful momentum that pushes the sonic experience into an exquisite listening pleasure. Sensual sax melodies, smooth jazz standards, funky grooves and Latin beats are all combined into one 13 track album. All songs are written, performed, arranged and produced by Anderson, demonstrating his constant reinvention of contemporary jazz traditions. Style Meets Substance also features collaborations with renowned musicians Morris Hayes, Nicholas Cole, and horn players from the New Power Generation.
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