Thursday, June 14, 2007
PAUL TAYLOR & REGINA BELLE ON SMOOTH JAZZ RADIO
Smooth jazz saxophonist Paul Taylor is getting spins at urban radio with the tune "How Did You Know" featuring veteran pop singer and Grammy winner Regina Belle. The smooth jazz star says that it was a label hookup -- he and Belle are both signed to Peak Records -- that facilitated the collaboration. Taylor says that his manager, Andi Howard, was instrumental in inviting Belle to contribute to Taylor's Ladies Choice CD. He said: "Regina Belle, she's a wonderful vocalist I've known of for years. You know, we happen to be on the same label so I don't think it was that hard to really -- you know, my manager, Andi Howard, got her to grace my record with her vocals and it was wonderful." Belle earned a Grammy for her Aladdin soundtrack duet "A Whole New World" with Peabo Bryson. Taylor's Ladies Choice debuted at Number One on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.