Pharez Whitted | Transient Journey – [Owl Studios, 2010]Since 1982, jazz trumpeter, composer, and producer Pharez Whitted has performed throughout the United States and overseas, including gigs at the 1988 Presidential Inauguration, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Billboard Music Awards, Carnegie Hall, and the MoTown Music Showcase. His electrifying live performances are legendary from Paris to Los Angeles.
Pharez Whitted has performed with such notable jazz giants and popular musicians as Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton, John Mellencamp, The Temptations, Roy Meriwether, The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, Ramsey Lewis, and former Tonight Show bassist and classmate Bob Hurst. Whitted wrote, produced, arranged, and played on his two compact discs for MoTown’s Jazz record label, entitled Pharez Whitted and Mysterious Cargo. He also co-produced the MoJazz album People Make the World Go ‘Round.
Whitted’s third album, Transient Journey, is complete and due for release in January 2010 by Owl Studios. The bebop album features the superhero theme song, “Our Man Barack,” an ode to the 44th President of the United States, whom Whitted referred to at the 2009 Indy Jazz Fest, as “my superhero.”
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