ART SHERROD JR. - INTERVENTION
When you take a smooth jazz approach to some of gospel music’s greatest songs you get saxman Art Sherrod Jr.’s newest CD project Intervention, which also features the soulful sound of Incognito’s lead vocalist Maysa Leak on a very funky arrangement of “Oh Happy Day.” This project has 13 spiritually enriched tracks that highlight Art’s roots in gospel, jazz, R&B and funk. Intervention will keep you immersed from the first to the last song. With one listen, it is clear to see that Art Sherrod Jr’s passion is to connect to the heart of diverse audiences with an intervention of love. Includes: Nobody Greater; Going Up Yonder; Going Up Yonder (Reprise); How Great Is Our God; Stand; I Give Myself Away; My Soul Has Been Anchored; How Excellent; I Wanna Thank You; It Is Well; Oh Happy Day; A Change Is Gonna Come; and He Looked Beyond My Fault.~ newreleasesnow.com
LIQUID MONK - YAGA
Since forming in early 2013, Liquid Monk's infectious fusion of funk, soil, electronic and jazz has been spreading throughout the southeast Michigan. High energy live performances led by a wide array of instrumentation including synthesizers, electronic soundscapes, Rhodes piano, hand percussion, vocoder and Hammond organ, has captivated audiences and kept them on their toes. With over fifteen years of performing alongside each other in various projects, Liquid Monk’s members have deep musical and social bonds that shine each time they come on stage. With roots in jazz and funk, each member is highly technical on their respective instrument, however, songwriting and connection with the listener is always at the forefront of the band’s compositions and live performances. Their debut single, Man On Fire, which Sound and Silence described as “Chic meets Umphrey’s meets early Daft Punk on steroids”, was released in early 2015. It set the tone for the band’s unique blend of fiery jazz fusion, lush synthesizer soundscapes, pounding live electronica and heavy grooving funk. The single was followed up by their genre bending debut EP, Yaga, in the fall of 2015.
3RD FORCE - GLOBAL FORCE
The new 3rd Force album, Global Force, is the long awaited follow up to their previous four hit albums whose titles all incorporated the “force” concept. Multi-instrumentalists & sonic architects William Aura and Craig Dobbin are the duo and foundation of the 3rd Force sound with special guests Lawson Rollins (flamenco guitar), Brian Hughes (electric guitar), Multi-instrumentalist Alain Eskinasi, accordionist Brian Mann, harpist Peter Sterling, saxman Derrick Edmonson and the hugely popular Nepali trio Kutumba. They all come together to create a dynamic, explosive fusion of genre-transcending songs and global consciousness. Tracks: Big Shot; Breakout; Carry On; Compassion Passion; Day Into Night; Follow Me Home; Out Of The Storm; Shadow Of Love; You Are The One; and We’ll Be Together. ~ newreleasesnow.com