Archive for October 21st, 2009

Alan Hewitt – Retroactive

Alan Hewitt, platinum producer to the stars, inks deal with nuGroove/Sony Red and will release a new album entitled Retroactive in early 2010. For those who can’t wait the CD, single selections will be available for online digital download on October 20, 2009 on iTunes and other electronic retail outlets.

Hewitt, who has been a mainstay in the production room for mega artists like Earth, Wind and Fire, Warrant, Donny Osmond, movies, television and more, will release his first single to radio, “Shaft.” This arrangement of the Isaac Hayes classic marks a return back to Hewitt’s musical roots. A sampler of “Shaft” may be found here.

“I wanted to create something that my fans could immediately connect with and feel good about. The band and I have been playing this one live and the reaction is always fantastic! I wanted to bring back the energy to Retroactive that I used to feel and hear when I would listen to The Jazz Crusaders, Return to Forever, Weather Report and Ramsey Lewis,” said Hewitt.

David Chackler, President/CEO of nuGroove Records, is equally excited. “Alan has the golden touch. This single reminds me of the killer sound that defined the airwaves of the 70s. I think there is a real movement in music to return to the mother groove of R&B. This song definitely hits the mark,” said Chackler.

Retroactive features appearances by Greg Adams (Tower of Power), Paul Jackson, Jr., Steve Madaio (Stevie Wonder) and Steve Oliver.

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Johnny James Dr. J – The Cure

The Cure features smooth jazz with an urban flavor. The album will appeal to all music lovers, with its mix of smooth jazz, R&B, urban, and reggae. The theme demonstrated throughout the album is “Love is the Cure”.

“Do what you love. Love what you do. Remember to give love and love will come back to you.”

The album features well known jazz artists:  Rick Watford, Philippe Saisse, Teddy Mulet, Tony Hayes, Chuck Loeb, Rashawn Ross, Marc Antoine, Silvano Monasterios, and  Sammy Figueroa. The album has a variety of talented background vocalists: Latoya Wilson, Ruby Baker, Tomey Sellers, William “Kooly Scott, Reginald Bruce, Darrly Tookes and Brittany James. Take your cure at CDBaby.