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Rodney E. Foster Sr. – Coney Island

Rodney E. Foster, Sr. is a veteran in the music business. He has covered a broad range of roles that include artist, writer, producer, manager, recording and mastering engineer. “As a sound engineer, I am always looking for new techniques to improve the quality of my songs so I challenged myself to create three albums with the goal that each would be better than the last.” – Rodney Foster
Coney Island is his newest release on the Nikitu juan Music Co. label. Along with drum programming and string arrangements, Rodney plays the keyboards, piano and guitar. He incorporates elements of jazz, funk and rhythm & blues. It is very positive, upbeat and hope-filled music. His tracks pulsate with drum rhythms and a bright, melodic piano that will appeal to the traditional lovers of smooth jazz.

Rodney comments: “I took my time putting together some Good music for this project. And name it Coney Island because it’s full of Excitement and fun and games.”

Coney Island can be downloaded on CDBaby.

Rodney E. Foster,Sr – Sunlight

sunlightRodney Foster had many childhood musical experiences that helped nourish his musical creativity from touring the United States with his grandmother and aunts to winning talent shows from grade school throughout high school. After a devastating military accident that permanently damaged his hearing, Rodney got very serious about music as a career. He purchased a set of congas and taught himself to play. In 1979 he joined Strong, a top 40’s band, and went on tour to Japan as a lead singer and percussionist.

When he returned to the United States he formed several R & B bands but couldn’t find members as dedicated as he was to working towards success. He purchased his first keyboard, a Roland Juno 106, and quickly mastered midi techniques. This lead to purchasing computers, modules, multi-track recorders and a 48-channel mixer. Rodney has produced, arranged, and written many tracks throughout the years for other artist’s such as: Jimi Clinton, Maniac Dum Dumz, S Kay, Trick One, Alias One and many others. He likes to stay on top of all the newest technological trends in music. These innovations have allowed him to create his music on his own terms. Rodney has a catalog of well over 5000 tracks and growing. The albums, Sensual Thoughts and Maya are only the first and second offerings with several new projects to be released.

His new project Sunlight is now arrived at CDBaby.

Rodney E. Foster,Sr – Fifty Shades

Fifty ShadesFast forward to today when I get to experience this album, Fifty Shades, by Rodney Foster, Sr. From the easy swaying cha cha of “Bali” to the 5/4 bass tempo of “Fifty Shades” I am reminded of those first early days when I fell in love with that smooth jazz groove. The slow and mellow,” Tunisia” is so popular that Rodney almost made it the album’s title. I have it on good authority that Rodney’s gift of producing outstanding smooth jazz tracks comes from over 40 years of honing his craft.

I watch him constantly listening and re-mixing and refining and selecting just the perfect components to go into each track. He makes it seem easy but it takes hundreds of hours to capture just the right feel and make one feel that they are experiencing a live concert. Day in and day out, Rodney is in his studio creating or refining what he has already done. I feel honored and fortunate to get to enjoy this new album, “Fifty Shades” by Rodney Foster,Sr.

Get the album now at CDBaby.