Hailing from Ohio multi-instrumentalist T. Burns created the project Jay-Nya Sol. Inspired by jazz greats like Jeff Lorber, Chick Corea, Brian Culbertson, he recorded his debut album A Jazzical Journey in 2010.
T. Burns, who plays keyboards, bass, guitar, & vocals, is joined on this album by Marion Meadows (sax), Steve Oliver (guitar & vocals), Will Donato (sax), John Mahon (drums & perc.), Sheldon Reynolds (guitar, keyboards, & vocals), Ricky Lawson (drums), Reinhold Schwarzwald (sax), Teddy Bello (bass), Matt Yeakley (guitar), and Michael Rahmlee Davis (trumpet).
The album starts with Jazzical Journey, a tune featuring the wide keyboard scenery of T. Burns’ equipment with all bits and bytes. Riding Smooth allures with sophisticated nylon guitar loops. Not Enough Sax finds my interest through Will Donato’s sax performance. The drum programmed rhythm with hard beats detracts from my positive impression.