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John Novello – Good To Go

Organist, keyboardist, pianist, master of all keys John Novello started his solo career with the album Too Cool (1990), followed by Always & Forever (2004), Threshold (2004), Organik (2005) B3 Soul (2008) and Ivory Soul (2016). His newest project is Good To Go (2019).

The album was produced and engineered by John Novello and Andy Goldmark. Most of the tracks are written by John Novello, some by Andy Goldmark in parts with other writers. The album also offers two covers. John Novello plays on this album acoustic piano, electric piano, B3 Organ, Korg synthesizers and on selected tracks bass. He is joined by Eric Marienthal, Jeff Nathanson, Jazmin Ghent, Jeff Ryan (sax), Adam Hawley, Chris Standring (guitar), Eric Valentine, Rayford Griffin (drums), Andy Goldmark (drum programming), and Alberto (percussion).

Friends of the music of The Rippingtons will love the uplifting and dynamic sound of Good To Go which is stylistically very similar to the music of this group. The renewed collaboration with saxophonist Eric Marienthal has a beneficial effect on the quality of the title song.

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John Novello – Ivory Soul

IvorySoulKeyboardist John Novello was a member of the famous formation A Taste of Honey. With his trio Niacin he performed progressive jazz rock. Some of his solo albums are Too Cool (1990), Always & Forever (2004), Threshold (2004), Organik (2005) and B3 Soul (2008).

After a long hiatus he is back with the new album Ivory Soul (2016) on 529 Music. On his new project he is joined by stellar artists like Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Donald Hayes, Tom Scott, Melvin Davis, Rayford Griffin and many more.

Novello produced the album together with multi-platinum songwriter/producer Andy Goldmark, with whom he already worked on his previous album B3 Soul.

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John Novello – Ivory Soul

IvorySoulKeyboardist extraordinaire John Novello started out playing with icons like Donna Summer, The Manhattan Transfer, Ramsey Lewis and many more but now we get him all to ourselves. His new hit single “Crush” featuring Gerald Albright has a classic yet unique sense of deep old school jazz, soulful pop and R&B. With the release of his brand new album Ivory Soul Novello doubles down gliding and grooving through a set of instantly memorable melodies teased by his signature improvisational style. With some help from the great Tom Scott and Eric Marienthal on featured sax, songs like “Shuffle The Deck” and “I Can’t Stop My Heart” simmer and sparkle with Novello’s beautifully nuanced energy. On “Funk Shui”, featuring Donald Hayes, Novello delves into that most sacred of jazz inner sanctums created by Miles Davis and unleashes a haunting theme entwined in mesmerizing threads of alternately heart pounding and etherial melodic strands.

The title tack “Ivory Soul” becomes no less than an epic adventure which leaves the listener’s ears somewhere between the Village Vanguard and Beale Street, a genre unto itself. Add to this mix the Latin bounce of “Fiestaville”, the rich down home flavor of Novello’s take on “Put Your Records On”, along with the joyous interpretations of standards “Black Bird” and “Stella by Starlight” and the album’s title becomes self explanatory. So take a journey you won’t regret and tune into to “Ivory Soul” the new album by John Novello available on iTunes and Amazon.

Source: 529 Music