Friday, August 10, 2007
MARCUS JOHNSON RELEASES 10th SOLO CD
Keyboardist Marcus Johnson released his tenth solo CD, The Phoenix, on his own Three Keys label. The first single from the set is his smooth jazz composition "The Road To Los Suenos." The tune was inspired by Johnson's trip to a resort in Costa Rica. The new album features 11 original songs, 10 of them co-written by Johnson himself. His piano skills get support from fellow keyboardist and singer Frank McComb, vocalist Nicki Gonzalez, saxophonist Phillip Martin, and guitarist Stanley Cooper on the recording. Johnson's most recent release was the charity CD In Concert For A Cause, which raises money for the Washington, D.C. area's YMCA "Building Bridges" program.