Fair describes himself as a leader in the smooth jazz genre,
specialized in the performance of flugelhorn and trumpet. After his
debut album Love Me Like That (2002) followed his albums How
Close Are We (2003) and Back For More (2006). His newest
album is entitled Funk In The Trunk and was just released at
Michael teamed again
with Grammy nominated writer/producer Brandon Barnes. Both wrote all
songs except the songs Find Your Way Back and Wichita
Lineman. Michael invites us into his world of music with Danza
Del Verano. With the warm sound of his trumpet he conjures the
picture of an Italian couple swinging in romance.
The uplifting Good To Be With You melts trumpet and synth to an
easy going jam. Tell Me Why brings some melancholy into the
mix. With expanded tones Michael creates an evocative atmosphere.
The title song Funk
In The Trunk starts with a astounding funk groove luring to Fair's
trumpet attack. Start your live and Find Your Way Back to your
beloved person. The emotional aspect of loneliness mirrors in Fair's
moody trumpet interpretation.
Jimmy Webb's Wichita
Lineman was first recorded by Glen Campbell in 1968 and widely
covered by other artists. Fair's rendition is destined as premium
score for a love film. Awesome! If Ever I features singer
Brandy Mayo. After my opinion Michael should have given her the
lead. She has a wonderful voice.
On Come Back To Me
Fair picks up anew the old theme about the lost relationship of two
lovers. Fair prefers to build the melody in enduring mellow tones.
Everyone has in his life a special moment of happiness. I Remember
When catches the spirit of this time in an easy going song.
With Smiles From Heaven Michael visits celestial arcades.
Fair's elegant trumpet style manifests again in I'll See You There.
Where's Maggie? reaches classical highs. The album closes with
Far From Home, a sultry ballad for the homesick people.
Michael Fair's Funk
In The Trunk should have a broad appeal for friends of smooth
jazz, especially with the trumpet in the lead.
Definitely worth a spin if you're into this instrument.
Buy the album
Title: Funk In The Trunk
Artist: Michael Fair
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Michael Fair Music
01 Danza Del Verano [4:53]
02 Good To Be With You [5:04]
03 Tell Me Why [5:11]
04 Funk In The Trunk [4:19]
05 Find Your Way Back [5:20]
06 Wichita Lineman [5:06]
07 If Ever I [4:53]
08 Come Back To Me [3:33]
09 I Remember When [4:21]
10 Smiles From Heaven [5:37]
11 I'll See You There [5:07]
12 Where's Maggie? [5:03]
13 Far From Home [5:08]
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