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Julian Vaughn – Supreme

Hailing from Kansas City bass player Julian Vaughn has reached after The Purpose Project(2010), Breakthrough (2012), Limitless (2015) and Bona Fide (2017) with Supreme (2019) number 5 of his solo projects. Not just a handful but a 5 stars career.

Julian Vaughn plays on the new album bass. He is supported on selected tracks by Darren Rahn, Elan Trotman, Marcus Anderson, Donald Hayes (sax), Adam Hawley, Mike Hart, Andrew Freeman (guitar), Mel Brown (bass), Jeremy Nixon, Jeremy Thomas, Greg Manning, Lew Laing (keyboards), Nicholas Cole, Oli Silk (piano) and Anthony Saunders (vocals).

With Flash Back Friday as opening track Julian continues the glorious times of the 80’s music. The bass in the lead sharing the melody with Darren Rahn on sax is a good way to get to the hit parade. The title Black Dynamite spontaneously reminds me of the original film Shaft with the film music by Isaac Hayes. Is it a coincidence that the saxophonist’s name is Donald Hayes?

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Julian Vaughn – Supreme

A dynamic lead bass player from Kansas City, bassist Julian Vaughn has made a international name for himself since 2010 as a bassist in the smooth jazz which is dominated by artist who play sax. Although the bass is often associated with funk, Vaughn likes to play with more of a finesse style as well as some funk.  As an artist, he debut on the scene in 2010 with his CD titled The Purpose Project an album that would later pave the way to his 2012 album Breakthrough. It followed Limitless in 2015. In 2017 Vaughn released his 4th record titled Bona Fide. This year his new album is Supreme, released on Trippin’n Rhythm.

Vaughn takes pride in being able to write and produce most of his music. “I want to be known as a great writer and producer just as much as I am an artist”. As Vaughn’s recording catalog continues to grow he still wants to continue to redefine the lead bassist role in the smooth jazz genre.

Pre-order the album at Amazon.com.

Julian Vaughn – Bona Fide

Kansas City very own bass player Julian Vaughn has already three jokers on his hand, his self-released debut The Purpose Project (2010), Breakthrough (2012) and Limitless (2015). Now he plays his fourth joker Bona Fide (2017), the third album which is released on the label Trippin’ N Rhythm.

Julian performs on all tracks with the exception of Bona Fide bass and gathered together on selected tracks some fine names of the smooth jazz scene such as Mel Brown (bass), Adam Hawley, Matt Godina, Justus West, Gerey Johnson and Mike Hart (guitar), Nicholas Cole, Jeremy Nixon, Aaron Mayfield (keyboards), Jeremy Thomas (keyboards, organ), Elan Trotman, Marcus Anderson, LeBron Dennis and Steve Cole (sax), Lin Rountree (trumpet), Lester Estelle and Marcus Finnie (drums), Anthony Saunders and Isaac Cates (vocals).

Julian Vaughn has written most of the tracks with the exception of three songs. The album takes a fulminate start with the title song featuring Steve Cole on sax and Mel Brown on bass. Steve Cole has compiled a full program with overdub and a polished arrangement, while Mel performs the bass in a Wayman Tisdale mode similar to Julian’s treatment of the bass.

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Julian Vaughn – Bona Fide

 Hailing from Kansas City bass player Julian Vaughn started his solo career with his self-released debut entitled The Purpose Project in 2010. His sophomore album Breakthrough followed in 2012 and Limitless in 2013 at Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records, an expanding label with a heavy concentration on the smooth jazz genre.The new album from Trippin n Rhythm recording artist Julian Vaughn is titled Bona Fide and will be released in June.

Pre-releases will be available  on May 20, 7:30 PM at GEM Theater KCMO, the cd release concert.

Julian Vaughn – Limitless

Kansas City’s very own bass player Julian Vaughn convinced with his self-released debut The Purpose Project (2010), and his sophomore album Breakthrough (2012). Now he returns with his new album Limitless, which has been released on Trippin N’ Rhythm Records this month.

The album features saxophonists Elan Trotman, LeBron, Darren Rahn, and Marcus Anderson, flutist Althea Rene, Nicholas Cole on keyboards, vocalists Kim Griddine & Anthony Saunders and many more.

The first track Ride Along flirts with a children’s song motif. Julian and Elan Trotman are joking around and create that way the first single of the album. The interplay of bass and sax completed with a horn arrangement is also the pleasing choice of instrumentation of Initiate.

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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.

Julian Vaughn – Breakthrough

Hailing from Kansas City bass player Julian Vaughn started his solo career with his self-released debut entitled The Purpose Project in 2010. His sophomore album Breakthrough is just released at Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records, an expanding label with a heavy concentration on the smooth jazz genre.

Joining this label gave him the opportunity to show his talent on festivals such as the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Catalina Island Jazz Festival, Big Bear Lake Festival and the Dubai International Jazz Festival. Labelmates such as Darren Rahn and Nate Harasim were supportive in producing his album.

The starting On Your Feet carries the signature of Rahn (sax) and Vaughn (bass) both impressing on their respective instrument. A certain proximity to Wayman Tisdale’s style is unmistakable.

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