Neamen – So Free

Tucson, Arizona is home to this 31-year-old sax star. Once you hear his music, you will hear the influences of such heroes as Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright and Grover Washington Jr.

He has already shared billing with Dave Koz and on this, his debut CD, he has been able to surround himself with considerable playing and producing talent, including Jay Soto, Jeff Lorber and Mel Brown.

Fans of contemporary jazz sax, especially those who like to get on the dancefloor every so often, will love the bright and breezy opener ‘Candy’. Brian Simpson’s piano solo complements the alto lead lines perfectly. Let’s just say, I have some DJ gigs lined up and this track is going to get some serious rotation! The mood is just as sweet, though mellower, for ‘Let’s Chill’. The hook on the chorus is sublime – Jay Soto has penned a beauty here. Takes me back to the hot summer of ’94, listening to WQCD in Manhattan.

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