..:: Source: Jazzmyne Public Relations ::..
Sanborn, Wilson and Sample are just three of the artists on the star-studded line-up for the nearly sold-out festival. Other confirmed artists include the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige; R&B crooner, Robin Thicke; Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, John Legend; 90s R&B/pop super group, Boyz II Men; funk/R&B diva, Teena Marie; Grammy nominated R&B vocalist, Melanie Fiona; and R&B newcomer, K’Jon.“Jazz is definitely alive and well at ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ in the form of Joe Sample, David Sanborn and Cassandra Wilson, ” stated event producer, Leon Saunders of Saunders Entertainment Group. “We are absolutely thrilled to have these major acts headlining ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ and bringing their revolutionary jazz sound to our festival.” Continue reading
Daniel Davis | Play For Me – [DD Pro Records, 2009]The creation of this record elevates the violin to the forefront to showcase its beauty and sound. Each song on this record gives a different feel and vibe, from neo-soul, jazz, R&B, and Hip Hop.
The uniqueness is experienced through the artist’s improvisational skills and melodic riffs. Primarily known for its classical roots the violin has the ability to cross genres. Vocals are used in many of the compositions to add more flavor.
Did someone say, this ain’t your Daddy’s jazz? This young blood serves up a tasty blend of hip-hop, R&B, with a touch of jazz for the discriminating listener!
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SADE | SOLDIER OF LOVE – [February 8, 2010]
Apparently, due to lack of research on my part, I humbly apologize for posting that “Love Supreme” by pop vocal diva Sade was coming soon! According to Billboard.com I wasn’t the only one who got hoodwinked by the official looking Sade2009.com. Try, this Sade’s official web site!NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ — The wait is now over. Epic Records is pleased to announce the release of SOLDIER OF LOVE, the highly anticipated new body of work from SADE. SOLDIER OF LOVE– which will be released WORLDWIDE on February 8, 2010 — is Sade’s first official studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984, the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than50 million albums worldwide to date. They’ve been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won three Grammy Awards — first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “No Ordinary Love”, and again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock.
SOLIDER OF LOVE was recorded in England and produced by the band and their longtime collaborator Mike Pela.
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Najee | Mind Over Matter [Concord Music, 2009]Sometimes making music is all about the mechanics – balancing the melody with the harmony and the rhythm, making sure the tempo is right from the beginning of the song to the end, matching the right vocalist to the story within the lyrics, knowing when to come in with the solos and when to hang back…the litany of technical details to consider in crafting a piece of good music can be endless.
But sometimes the process is much more intuitive and effortless. Sometimes the planets line up and the right groove emerges on its own, and all anyone needs to do – musicians and listeners alike – is get on board and ride into a realm of limitless possibilities.
That intuitive approach is at the heart of Mind Over Matter (HUCD 3156), the new recording by saxophonist Najee set for release on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. In addition to Najee’s fine balance of songcraft and musicianship, the album also includes songwriting and guest appearances by keyboardist Jeff Lorber and vocalists Eric Benét and Gary Taylor.
Although he’s under the influence of the usual cast of saxophonist you’ll hear a rich palette of lyrically smooth soprano saxophone with an amazing blend of jazz, r&b and the sounds of the born from the island of Barbados, West Indies.
Elector Pearson’s “Masterpeace” is pure soul that’s waiting to be unveiled for those a who love to hear their music unwrapped with smooth and intoxicating melodies.
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