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Roger Smith – Just Another Day

Most people interested in music will only know keyboardist Roger Smith as a member of the world-famous formation Tower Of Power. Thereby he can look back on a veritable discography of solo albums. My Colors (1996), Both Sides (1999), Consider This (2000), Just Enough (2004) and Sittin’ In (2008) are his smooth jazz albums, while his side projects Rosco’s Place I and II cultivate the field of jazz.

This month Roger releases his new album Just Another Day, again a successful blend of R&B and smooth jazz. Roger plays on the album on different tracks among others piano, bass, drums, organ, Fender Rhodes, synth bass and keyboards. He receives musical backing from singers Rachel Santos, Julie “Julu” Morris, Tony Lindsay, Kumandae Miller, Jazz Rosco, Terrell Carter, Mark D. Scott and the instrumentalists Derek “DOA” Allen (bass, keyboards, guitar, string arrangement, Moog), Jeff Tamelier, Andrew Fowler, Michael “Big Mike” Hart Jr. (guitar), Tito Abraham (congas), Darius “DaBaBa” Babazadeh (alto saxophone), Robbie Kwock (trumpet), Jim Morris (bass, guitar, lead vocals), Kyron Kerby, David Garibaldi (drums), Mic Gillette (trombone and trumpet), Tom E. Politzer (alto, tenor and baritone saxophones), and Bill Ortiz (flugelhorn).

The group is waiting in the wings with the title song. A jazzy ballad, which not only gives the enchanting singer Rachel Santos the opportunity to reveal the innermost part of her soul, but also to intonate jazzy tones with the finest instrumental accompaniment.

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Roger Smith – Just Another Day

In a world of targeted music and sanitized sound, songwriter producer and Tower of Power keyboardist Roger Smith continues to crash through categories with his unique musical talent, as illustrated by his #1 contemporary jazz hit, Off-The Hook. His latest solo effort, Just Another Day, provides us with a welcome embrace of diverse music styles. From R&B ballads (Just Another Day), to up-tempo funk infusions (Party UpSecond Wind), to Motown inspired (There is No LoveSouth Side of Heavy), Roger again demonstrates his love of the groove with this collection of inspired creations.

Roger offers eight views of his unique style, which also includes collaborations with the vocal talents of multiple Grammy winner Tony Lindsay and TOPs lead singer & solo recording artist, Marcus Scott. Like a great bottle of wine on that sun dappled, wave sculpted beach, this collection is meant to be savored, shared, experienced and enjoyed. This isn’t just another CD, this isn’t just another collection. This is Roger Smith and this is Just Another Day.

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Roger Smith – Roger Smith 360

Roger Smith‘s long awaited ‘best of’ album takes a look back over the past ten-plus years and 7 albums. Featuring the talents of DAVE KOZ and Motown legends THE TEMPTATIONS, not to mention the inimitable horns from TOWER OF POWER, Roger Smith – 360 spans from funky #1 hit “Off The Hook” to the rich jazz ballad “Rachael’s Dream”, to the upbeat and energetic Brazilian party of “Fiesta” and finishes with a soul-stirring gospel anthem “Put Your Faith In Me”, penned by Ben Sidran and Ricky Peterson.

Roger Smith 360 is now on sale at CDBaby.