Serenade To The City

If one didn't know better, this could be interpreted as the Atlanta-based Jazz musician's theme song. Anytime Joey Sommerville picks up his trumpet and begins to play you know the music will be hot and the listener will have fun. However, in this case it's his take on the Sylvester Stewart (Sly and the Family Stone) classic Hot Fun In The Summertime.  

Award-Winning Producer and Keyboardist Bob Baldwin is back with a new project so appropriately titled for these times--Back To Basics(Family First).  This song is not full of studio tricks, it’s simply a nice smooth grooving song designed to relax your mind. In this current Covid-19 pandemic, it reminds us of what’s really important and that’s “Family First”.

Larry Willis, who worked across genres since the 1960’s, passed in October 2019. But he left a great body of work in the full length release I Fall In Love Too Easily on Highnote. Ironically, his final recording takes place at Rudy Van Gelder’s recording studio where he began his career. The studio is named after the famous sound engineer credited with creating the legendary Blue Note sound.

Lin Rountree: Fluid

Jul 27, 2020

Trumpeter Lin Rountree returns with a song that lives up to its name with Fluid (Trippin’ N Rhythm).  A fluid is known to take the shape of its container, and this song will compliment whatever you are doing. Smooth and funky at the same time, if you want to do some toe tapping & head bobbing or just chill with that special someone, Fluid will fit the occasion.

If ever a song’s title was appropriate for the times, Tony Craddock Jr.’s  Staycation (Cold Front Music) is it!  Tony’s saxaphone comes through clearly on this song that reflects relaxation or fun depending on your  particular mood.

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