and trumpet really rock her boat. Cindy Bradley left some
imposing traces in the sand of the smooth jazz genre with
Just A Little Bit (2007), Bloom (2009),
Unscripted (2011) and Bliss (2014).
Natural (2017) is her fourth album in connection with
the label Trippin' n'
The set opens with Girl Talk, a funky exchange of
blows between Cindy on trumpet and Paula Atherton on sax.
Sax veteran Paula had invited Cindy on her fourth album
Ear Candy (2015) and the opening track is according to
the principle of mutuality a great thank-you with positive
On Category A Cindy works together with outstanding
guitarist Chris Standring, who has a superb knack for the
perfect sonic twist. Music lovers will recognize parallels
to groundbreaking pieces of pop history. Everyone But
You touches a romantic chord within the listener with
unadulterated sound of the flugelhorn and an acoustic guitar
of classical characteristic.
The meaning of the title Vibralux will be revealed,
when one mingles vibrancy, the quality of being vibrant,
with lux, the derived unit of luminance or illumination. The
magical formula of discovering shining music. Imagine That merges
symbiotically flugelhorn with horn harmonies and out of this
rises the sound of sax. The epitome of trumpet and sax in a
creation of sonic balance.
Clean Break is continually evolving from a disco
like stomping beat to a funky bridge. Bradley breaks out
from the closed manege of rhythm and enjoys the sensation of
artistic freedom. Natural is constructed with funk
components, David Mann's exquisite horn arrangement, Cindy's
cool muted trumpet and Chris Standring's special UK guitar
Bring It Back shows Cindy's great talent as a compositional
storyteller. A muted trumpet in a sonic flow closely
entwined with Nick Colionne's guitar performance. She
Bop bridges the gap between Bebop jazz, swing and
contemporary jazz stretching the limits of these genres with
an inventive sound and a modern spin.
Crush is crisp and definitely right in the groove.
This well-balanced tune with a bouncy melody creates the
perfect mood for every occasion. Coco's Lullaby is
flugelhorn in best hummable harmony. A quiet engaging
creation hook-filled with an emotional impact.
Beauty, elegance, and a quiet grace infuses distinct
artistic individuality into melodies. Natural is
one of those rare works of art having body, soul, and