Archive for October 9th, 2012

Joey Sommerville – The Getdown Club

Joey Sommerville commands the stage with his imposing appearance and the clear sound of his trumpet. His motto: ” If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.”

He started his solo career with the debut album Ride To This (2002), a 14 song collection of cutting-edge, progressive instrumental R&B and smooth jazz. His sophomore album was Like You Mean It (2008), an iconic tour de force and not available anymore. Last year he showed up with his third project, The Getdown Club.

His new album shines with star musicians from the scene as Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin, Eric Essix, Alex Lattimore, Najee, Jeff Lorber and Dwight Sills. Joey has written most of the tracks together with the featured artists.

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