player Joey Sommerville started his solo
career with the debut album Ride To This (2002). His
sophomore album was Like You Mean It (2008), followed by
his third project, the Getdown Club (2011). As rare as his
albums are his concerts. Time to change it with Overnight
The album features Earl Klugh, Jeff Lorber, Jeff
Bradshaw, Elan Trotman and Eric Essix as star musicians beside many
more supporting artists.
The album is currently available at
Pledge Music. Joey has written with the exception of one cover
all songs in part with other musicians.
Overnight Sensation shows Joey's trumpet
skills in many facets. With a muted trumpet in the lead he refines
the result with a horn arrangement dubbed in numerous takes. His
crystal clear trumpet sound is the trade mark of Desire.
Earl Klugh ennobles the song with his acoustic guitar. Sommerville
and trombonist Jeff Bradshaw are giving us a welcome speed boost
with a cover of Duke Ellington's Caravan. They kick the
song with some hip hop elements.
Red Cups Up
comes around quite queer and crude with Kipper
Jones and Phillippia Williams as lead vocalists. You really get
going with that entertaining song. Something romantic can not be
missed. Sommerville glitters as a crooner with I Just Wanna Be
With You. A song dedicated to his wife. He lets the funk in
with the up-tempo
The Next Big Thing
featuring Elan Trotman on sax. Jeff Lorber sets
the standard high with his synth magic.
Rebecca Of Birmingham is a tribute to
Sommerville’s grandmother. Sommerville
gets a new nuance by Eric Essix’s bluesy guitar. If you like
straight-ahead jazz, Karma might be your choice. The
remarkable thing about Forever is, that Sommerville not
only plays trumpet, but keyboards and drum programming as well. The
quality of the arrangement is really quite something. The
Passport Life provides the finishing touches to the album with
a dynamic completion.
Joey Sommerville has that missing link, every
real musician is searching for. Call it the right sense for groove,
an eclectic mix of songs or haunting sounds. While listening to his
album only positive comes to mind.
Title: Overnight Sensation
Buy the album
Artist: Joey Sommerville
Genre: General Jazz
Label: JayVox Inc
01 Overnight Sensation [3:54]
02 Desire (Ft. Earl Klugh) [4:44]
03 Caravan (Ft. Jeff Bradshaw) [4:33]
04 Red Cups Up [4:25]
I Just Wanna Be With You
06 The Next Big Thing (Ft. Elan Trotman) [5:22]
07 Rebecca Of Birmingham (Ft. Eric Essix) [5:26]
08 Karma [6:39]
09 Forever [4:34]
10 The Passport Life [5:02]
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