30.12.2008 г.

Corey Wilkes - 2008 - Drop It

Corey Wilkes - Drop It

Chelsea Baratz, tenor sax
Jabari Liu, alto sax
Robert "Baabe" Irving III, piano and Fender Rhodes
Junius Paul, bass
Jeremy "Bean" Clemmons, drums

Jazz trumpeter Corey Wilkes burst on the Chicago jazz scene in 2002. Corey took on the ghost of Lester Bowie and filled the vacant seat in the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Big shoes to fill for a new musician but Corey isn't an ordinary musician. He began at the age of 10, made the Illinois All State Honors Jazz Combo in high school and honed his talent at Berklee College of Music. His soulful notes can be heard gracing a variety of projects such as DJ sets by Logic, Osunlade and Josh Deep; tracks on Hidden Beach's Unwrapped Vol. 4, also recorded with Roscoe Mitchell, Art Ensemble, Tortoise, Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell and Ethnic Heritage Ensemble's Hot 'N' Heavy.

01. Trumpet Player (Feat. Miyanda Wilson)
02. Sonata In The Key Of Jack Daniels
03. Drop It
04. Remy's Revenge
05. Prelude - Touch
06. Touch
07. Return 2 Sender
08. Searchin'
09. Ubiquitous Budafly
11. Drop It (Live)

7.12.2008 г.

Remy Shand - 2002 - The Way I Feel

Shand began recording and mixing his debut album, The Way I Feel during the spring of 2001 at his home in Winnipeg. The album features songs such as "The Colour of the Day" and "I Met Your Mercy", examples of his particular style. Shand was quoted as saying the track "Everlasting" was the blueprint towards the content of The Way I Feel, as it was the oldest track on the album, recorded in 1998.

The Way I Feel was released on March 12, 2002, and Shand won a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording at the 2003 Juno Awards. The album was successful in Canada and sold roughly 500,000 copies in the United States. Shand received four Grammy nominations for his work.

In October 2003, Shand's official website stated that he was working on his second album, to be called Day In The Shade. The album has yet to be released, and since then, there has been no public information regarding Shand's whereabouts or recording projects. As of December 7, 2007, Shand's official website domain (www.remyshand.ca) had not been renewed by his record label.

02. Burning Bridges
03. Everlasting
04. The Second One
05. The Colour Of Day
07. I Met Your Mercy
08. Rocksteady
09. Liberate
10. Looking Back On Vanity