My first contact to young
saxophonist Vandell Andrew was in 2011, when I reviewed
his album Years Later... This album was his
treatment of the shocking experience after the distorting
roll over of Katrina.
Back to normality Vandell presents this year Turn It Up,
an EP with five pieces. These high-energy instrumental
songs are produced by Nate Harasim, Landa Gherrá, and
The EP starts with the real burner Let's Ride. The
tune is so fast paced, that old bones are shaken properly.
Keyboardist Nate Harasim creates on a clubbing shuffle beat
the ideal platform for Vandell's intoxicating performance.
On the mid tempo On the Go pairs the saxophone with
Landa Gherrá's electronic
sound. Reginald Dunn adds his yelling guitar. Driven
leans to the positive side with a captivating melody.
Just Dance is Vandell's
personal invitation to dance to his hypnotic refrain. With
the final Turn It Up he keeps you on the dance
floor with strong sax blows on a bumping rhythm.
Turn It Up is tailored for the dancing smooth jazz
fans. A high entertainment factor.
Buy the album
Title: Turn It Up EP
Artist: Vandell Andrew
Genre: Smooth Jazz
01 Let's Ride [4:31]
02 On the Go [4:01]
03 Driven [3:52]
04 Just Dance [3:40]
05 Turn It Up [3:55]