Archive for May 8th, 2018

Curtis Haywood – Summer Breeze

On his self-titled debut as a solo artist, the former member of 1990’s band Joshua has found a strong voice of his own. “It’s been a journey since my band broke up more than ten years ago, and it took a while for me to rebound, adjust and confront my fears of being alone and to face the challenges this industry throws at you, but it was always a non negotiable burning call on my life,” says Haywood of his decision to finally release his CD.

On his latest album Summer Breeze, saxophonist Curtis Haywood has broadened his signature ballad sound with Urban Contemporary rhythms from his R&B Funk roots, thanks to production partner and longtime friend Ainsley Taylor and the early work of Witnel Paul. “Wherever The Chips Fall” (featuring Nathaniel Mitchell on keyboards) and the inspirational “Promise Me” are the lead singles. Curtis exuberates his passion on The Stylistics’ classic “You Are Everything”, displays his versatility with steelpan on the Caribbean-flavored rendition of the Seals & Crafts classic title track “Summer Breeze”, and invites flutist Ragan Whiteside to join the fun on “Let it Go”.

Summer Breeze is available on