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Tim Bowman – Into The Blue

Detroit based jazz guitarist Tim Bowman always followed his own way to musically express his feelings and ideas. Since his debut album Love, Joy, Peace in 1995 he constantly makes his contribution to the smooth jazz world. With his albums Paradise (1998), Smile (2000), This Is What I Hear (2004), Tim Bowman (2008) and The Collection (2010) he delivered gratefully accepted gifts to his fan community.

After a longer hiatus he returns this year with Into The Blue on I.M. Records / Purpose Jazz. The album is brimming with greater and catchier songs as if Tim would compensate his fans for the long absence. The Darren Rahn produced City Lights is the first single of the album presenting Tim on guitar in an exhilarated mood. His passion for melody finds its aptly expression in Benson-esque guitar chords.

The awesome song All I Need Is Love features vocalist Stokley Williams, best known as the lead singer and studio drummer of the band Mint Condition. He already graced with his vocal appearances Boney James’ Either Way (Futuresoul) and U-Nam’s Nature Boy (Weekend in L.A.). On Into The Blue Tim Bowman enunciates each note with absolute perfection. A third force to Peter White and Marc Antoine.

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Tim Bowman – Into The Blue

The Motor City is a perfect place for an aspiring musician to cultivate a sound different from any other. From his early days playing the guitar in church to formal training as a young adult, Tim Bowman pulled from a multitude of influences and created a sound that infuses gospel, blues, R&B and jazz. Since Bowman hit the jazz scene in 1996, he has been winning rave reviews and garnering ubiquitous smooth jazz radio airplay. His debut album, Love, Joy, Peace, album peaked at 19 on the Gavin Smooth Jazz Charts and 20 on Radio & Record Magazine’s album chart in the spring of 1997. Bowman’s follow-up projects Paradise and Smile both received widespread media attention and great reviews from industry insiders and music enthusiasts, alike. In 2004, Bowman released This is What I Hear. In his fourth collection, Bowman surpassed the success of all of his prior albums with his smash #1 single, Summer Groove.

The release of Bowman’s fifth album (2008) increased his momentum. The self-titled release featured hit songs Sweet Sundays (#1, Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart), High Def, and Rapture featuring saxophonist Najee. In 2010, Bowman released The Collection, showcasing some of his finest work and highlighting the unique depth of his ability as a talented songwriter. The Collection features three new tracks, All My Life, his Jazz radio smash Let It Shine (#1, Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart), as well as the uplifting Gospel offering My Prayer, My Praise.

City Lights is Bowman’s newest single and as he states “Detroit, MI is my hometown and it has undergone some hard times and its making a strong comeback! This song reminds me of the great part of downtown Detroit; its new stores, restaurants, high rises and life.” With City Lights being the hit single to his forthcoming album Into the Blue, it is no doubt that Tim is back with a force. You can pre-order his new album on iTunes.