Hi everyone, it’s a pleasure once again to unveil another cast of incredible independent musicians. Today, we’ve got in the mix a seamless blend of artists and sounds consisting of smooth urban, bop, contemporary and gospel jazz make up this week’s playlist of promising artists in the world of Nu-Voices.
Joe Byrd – The Power of Touch
Urban smooth Jazz grooves with mellow guitar work and cool jazzy piano solos. Great for entertaining, cruising in your car or just chillin’. Although Joe Byrd has been a side man for various national artists, he has continued to compose and produce music for singers of different genres, as well as completing three CD’s. A seasoned guitar player with many years as a studio musician and performer, Joe has decided to step out front and share his passionate music with the public. The new CD, “From the Soul to the Strings”, has many influences, but the overall feel is mellow and reflective. A perfect CD for cruising in the car, entertaining, laid-back dinner music or just relaxing and calmly reflecting.
Gerry Eastman Quintet – Brown Skin Gal
Gerry Eastman is a guitarist/bassist composer who has worked with an eclectic group of artists. As far back as the early 70’s, he worked with groups such as Orleans and later as a jazz musician with ensembles such as the Count Basie Band, Jimmy Owens, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Archie Shepp and a host of other musicians all over the United States. Mr. Eastman also started a not for profit 501(c) organization that established the WMC record label, taught jazz studies and promoted musicians throughout the eastern seaboard. A combination of classical jazz with elements of funk and traditional improvisational elements. – CDBaby.com
Adam Cambria – First Song
Though his musical career has been relatively short compared to some of his other contemporaries, his extreme dedication to his instrument is evident in the prestigious awards and scholarships he has won, including The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the Woody Herman Jazz Award, Gold Coast Jazz Society Scholarship, Hall/Hill Performing Arts Scholarship, and the Berklee World Tour Scholarship. A Fresh, Smooth, and Funky approach to Contemporary Jazz that is guaranteed to make your head nod. Adam has appeared with such musicians as Vincent Gardner, Ira Sullivan, Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, Deborah Brown, Duffy Jackson, Scotty Barnhart, Jason Hainsworth, Paul McKee, The Michael Foster Project, Miguel Reyna, Rodney Jordan, Leon Anderson Jr., and many others.- CDBaby.com
Ralph Moore – Spirit and Truth
Ralph Moore’s blend of classical and jazz influenced gospel music brings a unique sound to the contemporary Christian/Gospel instrumental music arena. A native of East Cleveland, OH, Ralph is a trumpeter, composer, arranger and producer of inspirational music. This latest release bridges the gap between so-called Gopspel and Contemporary Christian music, blending both into a singular offering of praise and true worship. – CDBaby.com