Archive for June 3rd, 2017

Skinny Hightower – Emotions

Although a practicing smooth jazz piano player Skinny Hightower prefers to listen to other styles of music like jazz and funk. That has yielded its first positive results. His debut album Cloud Nine (2016) received high acclaims. His second strike Emotions will be released on Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records May 26, 2017.

On his large foray into the smooth jazz genre he is accompanied by an armada of well known musicians such as Charlie Duran, Kool&Klean, Rock Hendricks (saxophone), Andrew Hawkley, Nick Colionne, David Stevens (guitars), Antonio Rivera (acoustic guitar), Julian Vaughn (bass), and Lin Rountree (trumpet, flugelhorn). Skinny Hightower performs on his sophomore project piano, drums, percussion, keyboards, bass and also serves the programming.

The album takes with Tender a fulminate start. The hypnotic rhythm creeps into your soul until it is a part of you. The melody is under constant energy between the magnetic poles Skinny on the keys and Charlie Duran on sax. The funky rhythm is also compelling pacemaker for the vigorous Emotions featuring Skinny, saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni aka Kool&Klean and guitarist Andrew Hawkley in competitive overdrive.

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