Archive for November 5th, 2018

Johnny Britt – So Hot

Most people won’t be familiar with trumpeter Johnny Britt. This can be explained by the fact that he has not yet had his field of activity as solo artist in smooth jazz. Although his musical career is more than spectacular.

He was musical director of The Temptations, and composed for the Commodores, Three Dog Night, Marion Meadows, Boney James, Kevin Toney, Wyclef Jean, Paul Brown, Peabo Bryson and many more. He recorded and performed with Nils, Willie Bradley, Noel Pointer, Chuck Mangione, Elton John, Michael Bolton, Luther Vandross, Everette Harp, The Winans, Thom Rotella, Norman Connors, Rick Braun, Rayford Griffin, Michael Ward, just to name a few.

The bottom line is that Johnny Britt is a musical heavyweight. For the first time ever he recorded a smooth jazz album with the aptly title So Hot (2018). The album presents Johnny on eight tracks as trumpet player and on four as vocalist. Johnny Britt plays all keyboards, programming, editing, bass, trumpets, flugelhorns, and vocals. Featured artists are Paul Brown, Najee, Josh Britt, Kashan and Nils. Further musicians are Bobby English and Louis Taylor (sax), Marcus Williams (drums), Sean J Lawson (percussion).

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