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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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Rick Braun – Around The Horn

Trumpet player Rick Braun is one of the most popular musicians of the smooth jazz genre. After his previous escapades to Holiday Jazz (Swingin’ In The Snow) and Swing (Sings With Strings) he returned to smooth jazz with Can You Feel It. Around The Horn (2017) holds the horns tighter than tight.

Guest musicians on the new album are John Stoddart (keys, vocals, synth bass), Gerey Johnson, Peter White (guitar), Third Richardson (drums), Lindsey Webster (vocals), Til Brönner (trumpet), Ron Reinhardt (keys, bass), and Kenny Wild (bass). Rick performs trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone, keys and synth bass.

The album starts with the bright and breezy So Strong. A Latin flow with some Jobim/Mendes and Herb Alpert feeling and a flavored turn around some Tower Of Power harmonies.

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Mark Luelf – Mark Luelf

Soulful, Pop Instrumental, Smooth Jazz oriented album. Flugelhorn/Trumpet artist Mark Luelf. Heavily influenced by Chris Botti, Rick Braun and Randy Brecker.

Get his debut album at CDBaby.

Michael Fair – Funk In The Trunk

Michael Fair describes himself as a leader in the smooth jazz genre, specialized in the performance of flugelhorn and trumpet. After his debut album Love Me Like That (2002) followed his albums How Close Are We (2003) and Back For More (2006). His newest album is entitled Funk In The Trunk and was just released at CDBaby.

Michael teamed again with Grammy nominated writer/producer Brandon Barnes. Both wrote all songs except the songs Find Your Way Back and Wichita Lineman. Michael invites us into his world of music with Danza Del Verano. With the warm sound of his trumpet he conjures the picture of an Italian couple swinging in romance.

The uplifting Good To Be With You melts trumpet and synth to an easy going jam. Tell Me Why brings some melancholy into the mix. With expanded tones Michael creates an evocative atmosphere.

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Gregorie Howard – Gregorie Howard

Gregorie Howard has just released his self-titled debut album. The album was produced by Paul Brown. Guest musicians on this album are Ricky Lawson (drums),  Robert Vally (bass), Philippe Saisse (keyboards), Paul Brown (guitar & percussion), Marc Antoine (keyboards, guitar),  Alex Al (bass),  Jessy J (flute),  Chuck Cymone (drums, keyboards, bass), Joe Wolff (drums, bass, keyboards). Gregorie performs trumpet and flugelhorn. For more information about Gregorie Howard and his new album visit his website.

Gregorie’s debut album is now available at CDBaby.

Cindy Bradley – Bloom

Cindy Bradley is one of the blessed women showered with presents like beauty and a great musical talent. The decision in young years to choose the trumpet now bears fruits. She toured with Pieces of a Dream and performed on events like the Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival, the River Raisin Jazz Festival or the Woodbridge Summer Festival.

She started her career with the self-produced debut album Just A Little Bit (2007). Although she is often compared with Chris Botti and Rick Braun, she claims to have an own style: “I haven’t modeled myself after Rick or Chris, though I think they’re great.”

Her new album Bloom (2009) was released by the label Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm. Respect for Les Cutmore and Jeff Lunt to support a rather unknown talent. All tracks were written, performed, mixed, produced and engineered by Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening.

Cindy comments: “Michael just did such an incredible job with this project. He is not only super talented and good at what he does, but he is one of the coolest, most down-to-earth, humble guys I have met in this business – and that is really key to getting the best out of any artist. He also chose a really great group of musicians to play on the recording”.

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