makes Jessy J so attractive? The fact that she graduated as the "Most
Outstanding Jazz Student" of her class at the University of Southern
California or that she already performed with Jessica Simpson, Michael
Buble, Burt Bacharach, the Temptations, and that she is currently on
tour with Michael Bolton? No, it's the fantastic mix of female beauty
and professional music presented by this high-talented sax player.
After the success of her debut album
charting on #1 for eight weeks and as featured artist in Jazziz
Magazine, People Espanol, and Jazz Times Jessy generates great
attention with her upcoming album True Love. Supported by Peak
Records, a division of Concord Records, and with a prestigious tour
schedule she's born under a lucky star and promise to continue her
Like the predecessor True Love
is produced by hit maker Paul Brown and furthermore accompanied by
keyboardist Gregg Karukas, bassist Roberto Vally, drummer Sergio
Gonzalez and percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia.
Jessy J likes it hot. So we start in
the muddy atmosphere of the Tropical Rain.
Jessy gives her sax a mellow blow while
the band grooves in the Samba rhythm. The song captivates with soft
sax tones and Garcia's fantastic and authentic percussion. "El Pulpo"
(which means the octopus in Spanish) is a sought after
percussionist who has accompanied artists such as Phil Collins, Sting,
Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Diana Ross, Hiroshima, Patti Labelle, Amy
Grant, Brooks and Dunn, Luis Miguel, John Denver, Art Garfunkel and
many, many more.
If it ever needed a
prove, Jessy delivers it with Forever. Her sax performance is
sensationally enticing. A soft breeze of acoustic guitar introduce
into the weaving melody of True Love. A welcoming invitation to
the world of Cuban bolero. Mr. Prince is certainly an homage to
the great musician, but there is no musical cite of his music. Instead
Jessy celebrates her vision of smooth jazz.
Morning of the
Carnival is a famous theme of the movie Black Orpheus
(1959) by French director Marcel Camus. The score was composed
by Antonio Carlos Jobim and became a huge success. Jessy reveals her
fresh and unspent vocals in combination with her sax skills. How
smooth a sax can sound demonstrate Jessy on the traditional Samba Somewhere
In A Dream.
shows the more edgy contemporary site of Jessy J. Await more on her
live shows! Jessy J's Llegesta Tu (You Arrived) is a
captivating and uplifting pop song composed by Jessy in collaboration
with Pablo and Paulina Aguirre, a couple from Quito, Ecuador, now
working in the States as composer, singer and more.
An awesome duet between Jessy and
Sergio Aranda is called Brazilian Dance. Very authentic and
emotional. Sergio has already performed with Paul Anka, Marta Sanchez
and more. Baila! is the Portuguese invitation to dance and
that's the character of the song indeed.
Jessy J is
the ultimate Latin answer to Smooth Jazz. This album is especially
interesting and irresistible for all lovers of the Latin flavored sax.
- Album Information
Title: True Love
Artist: Jessy J
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Peak Records
01 Tropical Rain [4:17]
02 Forever [4:09]
03 True Love [3:51]
04 Mr. Prince [3:56]
05 Morning Of The Carnival From Black Orpheus [4:00]
06 Somewhere In A Dream [4:17]
07 Jessy's Blues [3:41]
08 Llegesta Tu [3:42]
09 Brazilian Dance [3:54]
10 Baila! [3:50]
- Further review