Blake Aaron – Soul Stories

Guitarist Blake Aaron is an universalist, both in Radio and TV shows at home as well as on the side of big stars like Carlos Santana, The Gap Band or Bobby Womack. Also in the smooth jazz genre, he is known all over town. His solo career as guitarist started with Every Touch (2001), followed by Bringin’ It Back (2003), Desire (2007), Romantic Christmas (2011) and this year Soul Stories.

Blake is supported by vocalist Derek Bordeaux, keyboardists Tom Zink, Rob Mullins and Lew Laing; bassists Hussain Jiffry and Melvin Davis; strings arranger and keyboardist Mike Whittaker; strings arranger and label mate Craig Sharmat; percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez, and drummers Ricky Lawson and Winston Butts.

The album starts with the uplifting guitar tune Groove-O-Matic, which one can listen on his website. Stomping beats, bustling guitar licks and precise horn injects mark this dance piece. Like on his previous album Blake gives a tribute to late guitar hero Wes Montgomery with Wes’ Side Story. Slinky guitar chords meets Latin Bossa Nova.

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