D.C., born Jaared is a master of all saxes. Alto sax,
soprano sax, EWI, or tenor sax, give
him something to blow and you will listen the finest notes. Meanwhile
Jaared is a in-demand stage-hero and especially his concerts with
Peter White foster his immense popularity.
That gave him the opportunity to build up his solo career, which
started with his debut album Foreward (2001), followed by
Hangtime (2002), both on Marcus Johnson's label
Lightyear/Marimelj. Addiction (2003) and this year Manhattan
Nights (2010) are released on Les Cutmore's Trippin n Rhythm Records.
Grammy award winning producer
produced the album and also performed keyboards and programming.
Jaared comments: "It was a blast and amazing working with Michael. His
approach, his vision, everything is so on point. He is truly the best
producer I've ever had the opportunity to work with and I look forward
to many more albums together with him in the future."
Further musicians on Jaared's album are Mel Brown (bass), Freddie Fox
(guitar), Thano Sahnas (guitar), Michael White (drums), Jay Soto
(guitar), Greg Adams (trumpet), Tim Bowman (guitar), and many more.
Jaared draws on unlimited resources with the starting If You Know
What I Mean. Gregg Adams, Bill Churchville (trumpet,
Nick Lane (trombone) team up to a splendid horn arrangement. The best
backbone for Jaared first brilliant performance on alto and tenor sax.
On That's What She Said Jaared presents soprano and alto sax
paired to an ultimate mixture. On the romantic ballade Always
Together acoustic guitarist Thano Sahnas adds mellow licks to
Jaared's overdub sax staging. The passionate Dancing With You
invites to dance with Jaared's tenor sax sound.
Love You All Night Long is your song for the late hours. The
time for dreaming initiated by an infectious song. One More Time
is a blast. Captivating hooks by Jaared and Freddie Fox. Overdub is
today's solution. Personally I prefer horn arrangement in Greg Adam's
style like on Coolsville.
No Nachos For Puppies heats the audience with Spanish flavor.
Floating On A Breeze and Dreaming Of You are further
tunes featuring Jaared's soprano saxophone. He plays a Cannonball Big
Bell Global Series model soprano saxophone with a Runyon Custom
Spoiler Series #5 and #6 mouthpiece. Jaared is really focused on that
instrument, which is an octave above the commonly used tenor
Fortunately he changes to a combination of alto and tenor sax on the
next song D'Groovealicious. Based on a bouncy beat Jaared takes
the lead again, while Michael
pleases with an awesome piano injection. Manhattan Nights
is somehow a culmination and nucleus of the complete album. Dynamic
groove, fine horn arrangement and classic guitars surpassed by
Jaared's superior tenor sax. This is smooth jazz supreme.
It was 2005 at the Pizza Express in London, where Jaared showcased his
vocal talent first time. Peter White heard Jaared's vocally mimic of
his sax during a practice session and asked him to sing in the band.
It was Michael Broening's idea, that Jaared should sing a song of the
BeeGees on his album. How Deep Is Your Love is so well-done
with lead vocals and chorus, that many fans ask Jaared, why he doesn't
start a vocal career. His answer: "I donít really consider myself
as a vocalist. I am a saxophonist first and foremost!Ē
The romantic ballade Song For Dianne is Jaared's final encore.
A tribute to a longtime friend, who tragically passed away.
Manhattan Nights offers more than one hour smooth jazz of the
finest art. At the latest after listening to Jaared's album you know,
why he is a top act in this genre since several years.
Buy the album in all stores
Title: Manhattan Nights
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Trippin & Rhythm
01 If You Know What I Mean [4:29]
02 That's What She Said [4:05]
03 Always Together [4:40]
04 Dancing With You [4:05]
05 Love You All Night Long [5:05]
06 One More Time [3:53]
07 Coolsville [4:30]
08 No Nachos For Puppies [4:25]
09 Floating On A Breeze [4:00]
10 Dreaming Of You [4:21]
11 D'Groovealicious [4:15]
12 Manhattan Nights [5:31]
13 How Deep Is Your Love [4:12]
14 Song For Dianne [6:14]