Archive for June 5th, 2019

Mekiel Reuben – M.R.

The Chicago born native Mekiel Reuben became interested in music at the early age of eight when his mom gave him a guitar for Christmas. At the age of 15 he began studying music and woodwinds under Louis Gray, high school band director (Crane HS). He studied privately in St. Croix with jazz woodwinds player James (Jimmy) Hamilton, a 27 year veteran of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Hamilton taught me the “Art of Reservation,” and how to enhance my playing style.” Studied with Benny Jacob El (a graduate of Juilliard School of Music) and while living in St. Croix, learned calypso, reggae, Latin and other Caribbean rhythms. Today he resides in the greater Los Angeles, California area.

Miles Away (1994), Simply Peaceful (1996), Shadows of Love (2000), Hangin in the Moonlight (2005), Cookin’ in East L.A. (2009) and If you were here tonight (2012) are his solo albums. His newest album is M.R. (2019), the 7th album on MekMuse Records that continue to give you a glimpse of M.R. musical life he lived in the U.S. and Caribbean. This album give music lovers a taste of Jazz/ Smooth Jazz/ Funk and R&B. The single “Last Forever” is featuring Cornitha Field (vocals).

Get the album on CDBaby.