Richard Elliot – Inner City Blues from his release ‘In The Zone’ on Mack Avenue Records / Artistry Music.
Rick Braun’s been playing trumpet since he was a kid. No news there for the legions of fans his richly melodic playing style has attracted since the release of his first album, Intimate Secrets in 1993. Less known is the fact that he’s been a singer, and a good one (backing Rod Stewart and Sade among others, with vocals as well as his stellar trumpet) for most of his life, as well.
Sometimes you think you know an artist—and then they blow you away with a recording that reveals their deeper self. …there’s no doubt that Steve Cole is expressing his truest musical heart ever on Moonlight, a lushly orchestrated collection of uniquely chosen pop classics and standards.
Jackiem Joyner is ready for his Hollywood close-up. It’s already been a big year for the multidimensional sax player both professionally and personally. Dramatic events offstage have inspired his work in the spotlight while his passion for movies has influenced the songs, sounds and textures used in the creation of his third album, a self-titled disc that arrives as Joyner is poised to become a top-of-the-marquee smooth jazz star.