Bobby Wells - Bayside
am just studying the list of new and upcoming releases for December. I
am wondering. No new release? Well, today only a few labels are still
releasing new Smooth Jazz albums. Artists go to work and publish their
album at CDBaby, nowadays the best replacement for the vanishing
mp3.com. To find the right stuff under the masses of music is a hard
job. But when you find your pearl, it's really enjoyable.
Bobby Wells' new album
"Bayside" has the copyright-date 2005, but obviously Bobby
decided to release it a bit earlier. So you can buy it now and you
should consider to obtain it quickly. It will be sold out soon. Bobby
has assembled some prominent names on his new album: Michael O'Neill (
guitarist for George Benson since more than 12 years and well-known by
his album "Never Too Late"), Eric Marienthal (sax player and
famous member of "The Rippingtons" and often touring with
Chick Corea), Mel Brown (bassist for
Gladys Knight, Mark Anthony and more), Bryan Savage (member of the "The
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band" and performer on solo albums like
"Rush Hour"), Darren Rahn (saxophonist and producer on
Wayman Tisdale's "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now") and Brandy Wells
(singer and Bobby's daughter).
On the cover of "Bayside"
you see Bobby relaxing on a sunny beach and this is obviously the
spirit of his new album. Joy and happiness. The title tune is
featuring the fantastic Michael O'Neill playing acoustic guitar and
Bobby's twirling piano style. A hooking melody which will conquer the
smooth jazz charts.
When you ever have the chance to
attend a concert with Eric Marienthal, don't miss it. He is a great
live performer and truly an enrichment for every recording.
I Barely Know You is a good tune to showcase Eric's saxophone
by the benefit of overdubbing
in a double mode.
is Bobby's own tune, means he wrote the music, performed and arranged
all instruments. There is much tension and musical power in this
On this album is a prize of R&B: I'm
That Kind Of Guy. Besides his instrumental talents Bobby has
also an impressing voice. Backed up by his daughter Brandy Bobby
comments:" Brandy tops it off with her smooth & charming
Keyboardists love to use sounds like
steel pans. On She Loves To Play Bobby
combines this sound with piano elements to some great Caribbean
It's The Simple
Things. Play romantic music and dance together. Slowly dancing
around the room to a favorite song can mean so much more when it is
completely unexpected. Bobby has created the right song for this
Special rhythms and melodies are
often heard in the smooth jazz genre. My Heart
To Yours is such a mainstream radio like tune. Easy listening.
has a rockish beat. Eric Marienthal plays a magnificent tenor
sax. This tune could be on his new album "Sweet Talk".
Smooth and elegant.
Bryan Savage is best known for his
sax work on "Saxafaction" and "Rush Hour". Rio
Good presents Bryan this time as brilliant flute player. This
tune is tailored on Bryan's impressing performance. Bobby, your professionalism
as musician can only beaten by your creativity as arranger.
You wanna have some funk? What,
What Up? has it all. A phat beat and a very energetic sax.
Darren Rahn is the new upcoming saxophonist and producer and long time
fellow musician in Bobby's Band. Darren stopped by to add Tenor Sax
after producing. This song will be used on a new upcoming cable show
called "Colours" out of Denver, Co. this coming spring.
Inquire at: www.UrbanSpectrum.com.
Mel Brown adds an un-compromising
solo to My All In All. His bass sounds similar
to David Dyson which album "The
Dawning" I have recently reviewed. If you want to listen more
of Mel's music I recommend you Metro's album "Grapevine".
Just Hold On
is a romantic finish in a gospel mood. Gracious!
If you are searching for a Christmas
present you should check out Bobby Wells' new album
"Bayside" and buy a second album for yourself. You won't