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“JEFF BRADSHAW:20” (Available Now) Accomplished trombonist, Jeff Bradshaw, has been making music professionally for many years. Over that time, he has collaborated with a who’s who of Jazz and R&B artists including Jill Scott, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, and many others. Jeff Bradshaw 20 represents all he has experienced and learned over the last 20
Drummers as headline artists are, in contemporary jazz, something of a rarity. There are exceptions with one being Jeffrey B Suttles who recorded the album ‘Time To Suttle Down’ in 2005 and another is Arthur Thompson. Formally drummer for the late great Wayman Tisdale, Thompson has variously served as a drummer, percussionist, singer, songwriter, producer
Originally a hit for R & B band New Edition, ‘Can You Stand The Rain’ is being given a new lease of life by Washington DC sax-man Brian Lenair. Hailing from Boston Massachusetts, New Edition was formed in 1978 by Bobby Brown and reached its peak of popularity in the 80’s with a formula widely
That much loved and much covered number ‘Do You Want To Dance’ was first recorded by vocalist Bobby Freeman in 1958. Since then it has returned in various guises but none so powerful as this blockbuster version from sophisticated sax-man Walter Beasley. Straight out of quiet storm territory and with sultry input from songstress Rebecca
Written and coproduced by Eric Evans and the ubiquitous Adam Hawley, ‘UpCountry’ from the Eric Evans Project features Eric Evans on flutes with Hawley on guitars and Eric Valentine on drums. It’s the sort of track that might just take the listener on a journey from golden beaches to rolling hills and given that Eric
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In the vast realm of soul music, few names command as much respect and admiration as James Brown. Known as the “Godfather of Soul,” Brown left an indelible mark on the music industry with his electrifying performances, dynamic stage presence, and an unmatched catalog of hits. With his unique blend of gospel-infused vocals, infectious grooves
Barry White, the velvety-voiced maestro of soul and R&B, left an indelible mark on the music world with his deep baritone and romantic lyrics. With his rich vocal delivery, lush orchestral arrangements, and undeniable charisma, White became an iconic figure in the realm of love ballads and sensual grooves. Throughout his illustrious career, he captivated