Saxophone legend Gerald Albright started his career with Just Between Us (1987), followed by Dream Come True in 1990, Live at Birdland West in 1991, Smooth in 1994, and Live to Love in 1997, all on Atlantic Records, Groovology (2002) and Kickin’ It Up (2004) on GRP, New Beginnings (2008) and Sax for Stax (2009) on Peak Records, Pushing The Envelope (2012) and Slam Dunk (2014) on Heads Up International. His newest album is G, which is released on his own label Bright Music Records.
Gerald comments the first track on his new album꞉ “Taking Control is a special song for me in that it directly reflects where I am in my career presently. I’m taking total control of my artistry and creativity with this song and the entire ‘G’ project. My musical center is in R&B and Contemporary Jazz. Taking Control, as the first single, mirrors those two genres in an effort to uplift the listener and promote the ultimate energetic groove.”
On Taking Control Gerald performs all the horns and in a double feature also the bass. The forceful sax is the kicking solo instrument, while the agile bass runs in between as second solo part. Read Your Mind was an R&B hit by singer Avant from the album Private Room (2003). Gerald Albright fine arranged cover delivers the right shape, depth, and characteristic that you have been missed on the original.