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J.Dee – Smoove On The Moove

John Bolden aka j.dee is one of those artists hiding his musical biography very well. Did you know for example that he was producer, arranger, percussionist, keyboardist and background vocalist on Grover Washington Jr.\’s album Next Exit (1992)? What and where did he perform after all that time?

Well, he produced the albums The Concept of the group Y.T. Style (1993) and Str-8 from Da Boot of Nais (1995). You will also find his credits on albums of Grover Washington Jr. like Prime Cuts: The Greatest Hits (1999), Trios (2004) and Gold (2006).

He gave his debut as solo artist with his album Tippin’ on the Edge of Funk (2007) on NuGroove Records. This album was promoted: “Deliciously grooving with true urban funk and soul, Bolden also includes a generous portion of Latin rhythms in this hot CD.”

Now j.dee is back with his sophomore album Smoove On The Move (2009), a real outburst of creativity on 14 tracks. It’s On & Crackin’ conjures an exotic mixture of electronic sound and soprano sax. John performs the soprano sax like a snake charmer. The title Boom Ba Boom Boom Boom features singer Claude J. Woods. Claude is currently a member of a The Earth, Wind, and Fire Experiences Feat. The Al McKay Allstars and also performs with Brian O’Neal and The Busboys.

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