Featured this week on The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Victor Fields with a sneak peek of his current single “Let Me Be Good To You” from his upcoming CD “The Lou Rawls Project”.
Victor Fields is a silky soul jazz singer with a rich gauzy tenor known for seamlessly integrating the blues, jazz, R&B and Pop and his new single is no exception.
The Jazz Network Worldwide has been an avid supporter of Fields' projects throughout the years and is excited about sharing with its community and beyond his new single “Let Me Be Good To You”. Giving homage to a music legend has shown to be a very successful quest for Victor, for it is one that is close to his heart.
"My intent is to capture the essence of Lou Rawls not copy him. There’s only one Lou Rawls. I wanted it to feel like each song was being recorded for the very first time for today’s audience". One night in Oakland, CA he called Victor “the man with the golden voice". As Fields recounts, "Our encounter was brief, but his presence that night and those words he uttered inspired me to change my life, to fulfill a dream”.
On February 14, 2015 Fields gave a concert at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT to preview and celebrate the expected release in late March of his fifth studio CD “The Lou Rawls Project". Joining him on stage was his Special Guest and Musical Director Gail Jhonson backed by Connecticut’s own Steve Clarke (bass), Asher Delerme (percussion), Dave Davis (sax), Pat Williams (guitar). Victor has also shared the stage with Isaac Hayes, Cameo, Dee Dee Bridgewater, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Regina Belle, Atlantic Starr, Maysa and Marion Meadows.
On the heels of a successful CD launch on the east coast, it was only apropos for Fields to seek to tour the eastern seaboard targeting such cities as New Haven and Hartford, CT, Springfield and Worcester, MA, as well as Fayetteville, NC, Columbia and Charleston, SC and New York.
Mr. Fields’ has recorded and released four studio CDs on his label, Regina Records, that feature smooth jazz luminaries Chris Botti, Gerald Albright, Kashif, Chris Camozzi, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Nelson Braxton, and Jeff Lorber. His CD "52nd Street" reached #12 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and he continues to receive international radio airplay within the following three formats: Urban Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz and Straight Ahead Jazz. In addition, Victor is the owner and founder of Regina Records Radio which has been on the airwaves for four years now.
"Victor's melodic vocal interpretations of Lou's songs are original, unique and soul stirring. He is a special artist with a voice so pure and real. His depth is an undiscovered greatness, you owe it to yourself to listen to what I consider one of the great smooth soul singers of all time. ~ Chris Camozzi, Producer and Featured Artist, "The Lou Rawls Project".
International and domestic stages and concerts are the goal with this new project and worldwide radio airplay has already begun with stations contacting Regina Records for the new single “Let Me Be Good To You”. The beat goes on with interviews from stations like Magic 107.3, Charleston, SC, WPKN, WHUH, and WYBC, in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, CT respectively.
"His charismatic musical spirit offers such a smooth, soulful delivery in his interpretation of Lou Rawl’s tune “Let Me Be Good To You”. He shows how one can be influenced by a musical icon yet embellishes its thread with his own signature, offering a masterful fresh contemporary arrangement. Victor expresses his gift with invested love and conviction in every note sharing the enduring magic of a timeless song with soulful precision and care” says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide.