Archive for July 27th, 2010

Tim Bowman – The Tim Bowman Collection

Coming off of back to back #1 records, master class/feel good guitarist Tim Bowman makes his triumphant return to the fold and digs deep into his body of work to release Collection, a riveting showcase of some of his finest sides, highlighting the unique depth of this new class, contemporary jazz and gospel superstar.

With the inclusion of his long out of print feel good #1 mega-hit ‘Summer Groove’ and audience favorites like ‘Rapture’ and ‘Smile,’ The Collection touches on Bowman’s unique way of moving people through his distinctive blend of Jazz, Blues, R&B and Gospel and features three new tracks, ‘All My Life,’ his soon to be Jazz radio smash ‘Let It Shine,’ produced by hit-maker Darren Rahn as well as the uplifting Gospel offering ‘My Prayer, My Praise.’

This beautifully packaged assemblage of all that is Bowman is a feel good ride of pure pleasure. With the addition of new music and his highly sought after classic ‘Summer Groove,’ Collection should prove a must have for his hungry and passionate Jazz and Gospel base, and spawn a brand new legion of Bowman lovers.

Source: Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm

Greg Manning – The Calling

He is the internationality in person. Born in Nigeria Greg Manning grew up in Switzerland. In 2002 he moved to Los Angeles but still keep contact to the land of his youth. So he is a three-time certified platinum producer for Universal Music Switzerland, and has had several Swiss Chart toppers since 1996.

Greg worked as musical director with Jonathan Butler and also performed with Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, Chante Moore, Mindi Abair and Keb’ Mo’ just to mention a few.

His debut album Soulciety was released in 1999 and is unfortunately unavailable anymore. By chance I became aware of his new album The Calling, which was released in April 2010.

Greg’s new album features Mindi Abair, André Berry, Patrick Bettison, Tom Evans, Keb’ Mo’, Jimmy Reid, Kirk Whalum and Terry Wollman among others. Greg wrote, arranged, mixed and produced all songs except Nick Of Time.

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