Archive for July 2nd, 2014

Ragan Whiteside – Quantum Drive

QuantumDriveWhen beauty and musical talent come together in a compelling symbiosis, then Ragan Whiteside‘s flute is the herald of this glorious message. Her Bachelor of Music-Performance and the gain of the Capital Jazz New Artist Competition are signs for things to come.

Pianist Bob Baldwin soon recognized her great skills and invited her as guest musician on his albums NewUrbanJazz.com (2008), Tribute to Michael Jackson “Never Can Say Goodbye” (2010), NewUrbanJazz.com 2 / Re-Vibe (2011) and Betcha By Golly Wow – The Songs of Thom Bell (2012).

Her debut album Class Axe (2007) received high acclaims especially by the customers of CDBaby. Her sophomore album Evolve (2012), produced by Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin, is stylistically Neo-Soul, Urban, and Smooth Jazz, a delightful mix. Her brand new CD Quantum Drive is featuring Baldwin, Patrice Rushen, Frank McComb and Althea René. You can pre-order the album at Amazon.com.