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Cindy Bradley – The Little Things

If you can increase sales with an attractive record cover, Cindy Bradley has done everything for it. The Little Things (2019) is her sixth album after Just A Little Bit (2007), Bloom (2009), Unscripted (2011), Bliss (2014), and Natural (2017). Her new pink trumpet, made especially for her, perfectly underlines her impressive appearance.

Producer and keyboard wizard Michael Broening wrote in collaboration with Cindy the tunes and also performs keyboards, piano, bass, and drum programming on all tracks. Additional musicians are among others Freddie Fox (guitar), Mel Brown (bass), Skinny Hightower (bass, vibes).

Cindy’s vibrant affinity for cool jazz shines through Wind Chill Factor with her muted trumpet and the exquisite horn arrangement, which leaves nothing to be desired. The influence of Freddie Hubbard is undeniable.

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Cindy Bradley – Natural

Flugelhorn and trumpet really rock her boat. Cindy Bradley left some imposing traces in the sand of the smooth jazz genre with Just A Little Bit (2007), Bloom (2009), Unscripted (2011) and Bliss (2014). Natural (2017) is her fourth album in connection with the label Trippin’ n’ Rhythm.

The set opens with Girl Talk, a funky exchange of blows between Cindy on trumpet and Paula Atherton on sax. Sax veteran Paula had invited Cindy on her fourth album Ear Candy (2015) and the opening track is according to the principle of mutuality a great thank-you with positive effect.

On Category A Cindy works together with outstanding guitarist Chris Standring, who has a superb knack for the perfect sonic twist. Music lovers will recognize parallels to groundbreaking pieces of pop history. Everyone But You touches a romantic chord within the listener with unadulterated sound of the flugelhorn and an acoustic guitar of classical characteristic.

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Cindy Bradley – Natural

As a female trumpeter Cindy Bradley takes an exceptional position in the smooth jazz genre. With a Bachelor degree in jazz studies and a Master degree in jazz performance she has a solid foundation. While influenced by jazz greats like Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell she never stepped into the jazz realm. Smooth jazz is her favorite.

After her self-produced debut album Just A Little Bit (2007) she found connection with the label Trippin’n’Rhythm. Bloom (2009), Unscripted (2011) and Bliss (2014) are the results of a fruitful collaboration. This year follows Natural, available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Various Artists – The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Number 1’s Vol 3

610p12HUqnL._SY355_Following the huge success of previous Volumes 1 and 2, Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm presents another collection of its most recents chart topping hits with The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Number 1’s Vol 3. Vol 3 starts with the most prolific artist in the Smooth Jazz format known as Paul Hardcastle. Not only did Paul reach #1 on the US Billboard chart with “Soft Rain”, the album which the single was taken Jazzmasters VII hit #1 on the contemporary smooth jazz album billboard chart and also #1 on the album Jazz chart simultaneously.

Next up on the collection is one of the hottest female artists in the format Cindy Bradley, her latest US Billboard hit single Riverside Jive is taken from the new release Bliss. This young lady has taken our format by storm in recent years, her list of accolades extend yearly including the win of the Brass player of the year beating the formidable Chris Botti in the running for the award. We follow with guitarist Nick Colionne with “Got To Keep It Movin”, a single which was top of the Billboard charts for 3 weeks running, this guy knows how to keep he’s audience grooving. Since the passing of the one and only bass guitarist Wayman Tisdale, Bass guitarist Julian Vaughn seems to have what it takes the follow in the steps of the late great Wayman, once again Julian Vaughn comes with this Billboard hit single “Ju Ju’s Groove”. His live funky performances set the stage alight and is not one to be missed.

No collection would be complete without the one in only guitarist Tim Bowman, this smash hit Billboard single “Let It Shine” reached #1 and stayed there for 6 weeks. The list goes on with great artists and hit singles by Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm, Vol 3 is as smooth and funky as it gets and is a perfect follow on from the previous two Volumes. So whether you have followed the lot or just dipping in, we can assure you will be entertained with the best selection of hits from any label around. Here at Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm we try to set the trend in keeping things fresh and funky, and the Smooth Jazz #1 s is the best place to start. Get it now at Amazon.com.

Cindy Bradley – Bliss

As a female trumpeter Cindy Bradley takes an exceptional position in the smooth jazz genre. With a Bachelor degree in jazz studies and a Master degree in jazz performance she has a solid foundation. While influenced by jazz greats like Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell she never stepped into the jazz realm. Smooth jazz is her favorite.

After her self-produced debut album Just A Little Bit (2007) she found connection with the label Trippin’n’Rhythm. Bloom (2009), Unscripted (2011) and this year Bliss are the results of a fruitful collaboration. All tracks were written, performed, mixed, produced and engineered by Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening, who has also significantly supported Cindy on the previous recordings.

The album starts with Button Legs, an up-tempo horn-driven arrangement, on which Cindy and her muted trumpet shine in glory. Bliss means perfect happiness. While this is the overall mood of the tune with a little dose of melancholy, Cindy concentrates on the accurate intonation of her trumpet.

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Cindy Bradley – Unscripted

Influenced by jazz greats like Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell Cindy Bradley nevertheless chose the smooth jazz side of life. Just A Little Bit (2007) was her self-produced debut album followed by Bloom (2009), released on the label Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm. Like on her previous album all tracks on her latest album Unscripted (2011) are written, performed, mixed, produced and engineered by Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening.

“Michael is so good at getting in my head to see where I’m at when we work together,” says Cindy. “He knew I was going through a lot and that this would lead to me writing a lot more than I did on the first album. He really did a lot to get the best songs and performances out of me. It was a unique creative process because we essentially wrote as we went along, and it evolved into a longer, deeper process. Ultimately, I feel that Unscripted is more ‘me’ than anything I had recorded before. It was completely my vision of what I wanted to play.”

With the lyrical Prelude Cindy Bradley introduces into her new project. The dynamic Massive Transit showcases the new style of this great trumpeter talent. Groovin’, hip and exciting, this is going to keep you dancing.

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Cindy Bradley – Unscripted

From one of the most nominated, most in demand artists and winner of ‘Best New Artist’ 2010 American Contemporary Jazz Awards, comes this revealing portrait of a young lady that has captured the attention and imaginations of fans and critics alike. With three nods, Best New Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Brass Player at this year’s Contemporary Jazz Awards the accolades continue.

Painted with a broad musical brush, Unscripted doesn’ t play by the rules and captures the essence of the deep connection she has with her instrument as she delivers a scintillating palate of moods and flavors worthy a feast for the ears, yet one which will move the heart.

Everything is on the table here as Bradley bares her soul on the heartfelt and plaintive Inevitable, you ll feel the pure magic and the ensuing goose bumps that happen when she and producer Michael Broening weave their own musical tapestry on the standard You Don’ t Know What Love Is, feel the fire and ice as Cindy brings the heat on the track Massive Transit, the ice as she blows a hip chill over the Wayne Shorter classic Footprints and bask in the raw emotion that comes from the deeply personal dedication to her mom One Moment More.

Respect has been earned, nods have been given to her predecessors and peers and Bradley has taken her rightful place among the new guard who will proudly carry the contemporary jazz torch into the new millennium. Unscripted is the beginning pen and chapter in hers, a story that has just begun to be written. Scheduled for release June 21st, 2011.

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