Posts Tagged ‘ Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm ’

Nate Harasim – Rush

Not one to be quiet about making an entrance, producer/keyboardist Nate Harasim‘s Trippin N’ Rhythm label debut, is one sure to place him firmly in the new class and crop of emerging talent, highlighted by a cameo vocal performance from young Maxine Hardcastle daughter of mega-hit maker Paul Hardcastle.

With Harasim’s recent 30 minute performance showcase on Fox news Detroit, writing and producing the theme song for the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards and coming off an 8 week run at #1 on the National radio charts with ‘Fun In The Sun,’ a track he produced for guitarist Steve Oliver, the media and radio in unison, have taken notice of his burgeoning talent.

Rush highlights the many sides of a young man with a keen ear, serious chops, strong pop sensibilities and displays his break out of the box mentality and his willingness to the push the envelope. With assists from label mates Cindy Bradley and Darren Rahn and a payback from Steve Oliver, Rush is a soulful, fresh and funky ride through 11 sparkling sides, yet one that as the title suggests, you won’t want to rush through but take your time to savor the journey.

Rush is scheduled for release February 1, 2011, enough time for your advance order.



Paul Hardcastle – The Very Best of Christmas

UK-born keyboard player and producer Paul Hardcastle topped the UK charts in the mid-80s with an electro-pop tune about the Vietnam War and post-traumatic stress disorder entitled 19. Since several years he is recording with great success in the smooth jazz genre following his own music formula. He is artist on the label Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm, a new home for smooth jazz artists like Tim Bowman, Cindy Bradley, Oli Silk, U-Nam, Gregg Karukas, Jaared and Sekou Bunch.  Respectable owner of this label is Les Cutmore.

With his well-developed and distinctive sense for everything beautiful and economic trade he discovered the world of Holiday Jazz.  Featured artists on the album The Very Best of Christmas are, you guessed it already, the above mentioned artists, Paul Hardcastle and a combination of them called the Trippin’ Allstars. The album presents typical Christmas hymns like Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Winter Wonderland and more.