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I have released a new straight ahead CD entitled "Reflections"with Ian Bracchitta, Rick Dilling with vocals by Wendy Jones. It is available at CD Baby, ITunes, Amazon and all of the streaming and download sites.
I am very excited to be releasing "Pear Bear" as the second single from the "Playtime CD. It is currently #6 on the Top 50 Smoothjazz.com Chart, #4 on the Indie Chart and #29 on the Smooth Jazz Billboard Chart. The radio promotion is being handled by Jason Gorov of Gorov Music Marketing LLC
The new CD "Playtime" was released to Smooth Jazz Radio May 2nd, 2016. It contained the single "Playtime" that was co written with Chuck Loeb. Chuck produced the single and is featured on the track.Paul Brown mixed "Playtime" in Los Angeles CA. It reached #18 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart in July of 2016.
Jeff Lorber produced and mixed another track "Stones Throw" on the CD. Both of these tracks were recorded at Jeff's studio in Los Angeles, CA. There are 7 additional tracks on the CD that I produced. The song "Pear Bear" I produced with Greg Alewine and Hazen Bannister.
Appearing on the CD are Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novack, Greg Alewine, Hazen Bannister, Tim Blackwell, Wendel Donald and Jeff Holland. This is the most jazz influenced CD of all of my releases.
Here's a link to the radio commercial.
"Heat It Up", which was released February 9th, 2015 to radio, promoted by Roger Lifeset and marketed by SmoothJazz.com., Monterey, CA. It contains ten tracks of contemporary jazz. I composed the ten tracks and produced this album. Richard Smith and I co-produced "Mary Anna" and "Wistful". Rusty Milner and I co-wrote "American Frontier" and Hazen Bannister and I co-wrote "Remembering".
The musicians on the project are Big Tez Sherrard, drums; Greg Alewine, bass; Brandon Gillard, bass; Hazen Bannister, keyboards; Wendel Donald, keyboards; Doug Norwine, alto, tenor and soprano saxophone; Matt Olson, tenor saxophone; Mark Rapp, trumpet and flugelhorn; and Rusty Milner, rhythm guitar. The live tracks were recorded by Eddie Howard at Room 220, The Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC. Overdubs were recorded by Steve Watson and Rusty Milner. It was mixed and mastered by Rusty Milner.
"Watson's Riddle" featuring Chuck Leavell, was released in 2011 produced by Paul T. Riddle and distributed by Palmetto Records/Sony