Archive for October 12th, 2018

The Braxton Brothers – Higher

Originally from San Francisco now based in San Diego The Braxton Brothers are the twins Nelson (bass) and Wayne Braxton (sax). They started their career with the debut album Steppin’ Out in 1996. Now and Forever followed in 1999, then Both Sides (2002), Rollin’ (2004) and True Love (2013).

Their new album Higher (2018) is exclusively their joint work. They wrote, produced and played all pieces themselves. Nelson performs bass (rhythm and lead), keyboards, percussion, drum programming, electric and acoustic guitar. Wayne handles saxophones, drum programming and background vocals. Chris Camozzi, Errol Cooney, Kay-Ta Matsuno, Ryan Parrino and Andy Quinn perform guitars on selected tracks.

Their impetus is to create music that make people feel good. The first tune of the album The Only Woman in the World was written by Nelson after a concert with Michael Bolten sitting in the touring bus during a Minnesota blizzard before he could return to his family and is a tribute to his beloved wife.

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