Blair Bryant – Cerulean Blue

Kansas City Missouri born bassist Blair Bryant is associated with professional colleagues like Stanley Clarke, Wayman Tisdale or Marcus Miller. A role that Blair would like to grow into and for which he has all the prerequisites.

Although young in years, Blair can already point to a considerable number of releases. He had his breakthrough in 2015 with the debut album New Colours followed by his first Innervision release Gold in 2016 and his second Cerulean Blue in 2018.

On his new album he performs lead bass, guitar bass, piano, keyboards, drums. He is joined by Darren Rahn, Greg Vail, David Davis, Donald Hayes, Ernest Melton (sax), Najee (flute), Zachary Morrow (drums), Derek Greenwood (guitar), Paula Sanders, Nicole Williamson, Alisa Bryant (vocals), Christian Swan (piano), Blake Aaron (guitar), and Preston Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn).

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Michael Fields Jr. – Love On the Bottom Vol. 2

Bassist Michael Fields Jr. is back with his second installment to His Love On the Bottom series. This album features the likes of Saxophonist Marcus Anderson, Phil Denny, Jermaine Mondaine, Eldredge Jackson, Lin Rountree and many more.

Intimate & laid back, This newly released smooth jazz recording features bass, sax, trumpet, smooth vocals, new songs & new arrangements of classic love songs.

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Ear Candy Jazz Factory – Tangerine Peel Jam

Ear Candy Jazz Factory is a trio like no other, consisting of male pianist, female bassist and female drummer. You will enjoy new melodious, brilliant and joyful. The album was released by “key Rei jazz”, a new label launched by the pianist Rei Narita to seek for beautiful sounds along with a Japanese High-End audio manufacturer.  The three young members have been drawing attention from all over the world via SNS or YouTube for their superb playing skills. We hope you enjoy play by Kanade who is a 16-year-old drum princess but too cute for you to imagine her powerful performance, larger-than-life Technic by Sakura who is a rare and good-looking female bassist, and fantastic finger maneuver by piano prince Rei.

Ear Candy Jazz Factory’s debut full album produced by Rei Narita is now on sale at CDBaby.

Rod Best – The Next Level

Queensland, Australia based Rod Best‘s music features nicely voiced jazz chords, sweet sounding melodies, and plenty of groove. The genres are a mixture of smooth jazz, jazz rock, blues and piano jazz and instrumentation includes piano, electric piano, organ, drums, bass, percussion, guitars, pads, flute and saxophones.

The Next Level is an instrumental album in the smooth jazz genre and featuring drums, bass, piano, electric piano, organ, guitars, flute, saxophones and rich sounding pads.

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Eugen Botos Finally – Final Definition

Slovakia based jazz funk trio Finally was founded by Eugen Botos (piano) – leader and composer of the band, Robert Vizvari (bass guitar), Martin Koleda (guitar). In 2008 the trio became the touring band of Eric Marienthal in Europe which gave them some contact with the American contemporary jazz scene. In 2010 they released their debut album My Space.

Final Definition is their sophomore album, which was released in Japan in 2016 and this year in the rest of the world. The album features an incredible variety of top musicians. Among them are famous singers like Brian McKnight, Maysa Leak, Dionne Warwick, Angela Johnson, Sheldon Reynolds, sax player Eric Marienthal, drummers Dave Weckl, Eric Valentine, Oscar Seaton and Ronald Brunner Jr., bass players Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and many more.

Marcus Miller introduces into the theme of Love For Real with his sonorous sounding bass. Featured singer is Sheldon Reynolds, the former singer and guitarist of the groups Sun, The Commodores and Earth, Wind and Fire. The song also offers prominent solos by Marcus Miller and Jeff Lorber on Rhodes.

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Kyle Turner – Kyle Turner (Live)

This album delivers on all levels! It is extremely musical and displays the creativity, musicality and energy of Kyle Turner in concert! Special guest performances by James Williams III, Darrell Lavigne, Althea Rene, Sean Ward and his dad Ardis Turner and an All Star band that delivers on every track! A must purchase if you love contemporary jazz, soul music, and the blues! This is Kyle’s best work to date.

This album displays the musicality and energy that you have been known to get at a Kyle Turner performance! Recorded Live at Phil and Derek’s in Houston TX.

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Cullyred – Child Within

“I’ve always thought of myself as a kid at heart. Perhaps I could attribute that to teaching high school students for 40 years. Even so, I’d like to think that my music has an innocence and wonder in it; something that truly defines a child’s view of the world around them. This newest album, Child Within, offers laid back grooves with some fine horn and percussion arrangements by Tim Haggerty. ( Tim is also a gifted soloist on most of the songs).

There are some meditative mood pieces that speak directly to the heart. My music is pretty eclectic on this album; jazz, soundtrack, world, R & B, etc. (I don’t want to be limited in my musical expression) Music is truly the voice of the heart; and when I can’t find the words to express my feelings, the music finds a way. I wrote these songs over the last twenty years as a reflection of the world around me. And now, more than ever, I want to share my music with friends, family and music lovers everywhere. I’d like to thank my long time friend, Michael Agliolo, for helping to create a wonderful album design. Yes, that is me at 5 years old with my favorite Radio Flyer Wagon. Enjoy the music, my friends!”

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