Archive for June 9th, 2020

Solex – Smooth Ride

There is nothing as freeing and invigorating for jazz artist Solex than driving. So much so, it was the basis and inspiration behind his 2020 release, ‘Smooth Ride.’ 16-tracks deep, ‘Smooth Ride’ is what you’d expect to hear driving up and down the coast with the water on one side and the rest of the country to your other. The title track kicks things off with perfection, and it only gets better from there as “Make Yourself At Home” brings sensual notes to the table, while “Can’t Compare” delivers music that serves R&B, radio-ready realness through and through. Blending wonderfully constructed smooth jazz with classic, soulful R&B, ‘Smooth Ride’ is guaranteed to be a fan favorite among those who live for soul music of any kind.

This album was inspired by the road. As Solex puts it, “Riding in my car has been my drug of choice for quite some time now. Getting in my car by myself with music playing on a long, quiet road serves as my prayer room, think tank, release valve, and place of solace.” Whatever he’s experiencing on the road – it is working because he delivers quality entertainment for all to enjoy throughout his eighth studio release. Solex was born and bred for music. He, his sister, and his parents had a gospel group when he was growing up and by 14 he had learned to play the bass guitar. From there he evolved his sound when he took on the keyboard. With a love for the contemporary jazz sounds, he set out to create in that style and has been releasing music for the better part of a decade now. For more information on Solex, please visit: https://solexmusic.com.

You can buy a digital copy at bandcamp.