All Videos Tagged Albright (ESB Jazz Radio) - ESB Jazz Radio 2019-10-23T06:14:47Z http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=Albright&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Gerald Albright - Slam Dunk (2014) tag:esbjazzradio.ning.com,2014-07-07:4069663:Video:33664 2014-07-07T18:25:48.527Z ESB http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/profile/esb <a href="http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/gerald-albright-slam-dunk-2014"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1945635084?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>GRAMMY-NOMINATED SAXOPHONIST/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST/COMPOS­ER/BANDLEADER GERALD ALBRIGHT'S NEW HEADS UP RELEASE IS A SLAM DUNK<br></br> <br></br> SLAM DUNK features classics by Phil Collins and James Brown, with special guest vocalist Peabo Bryson (international release dates may vary)<br></br> <br></br> "As a composer, instrumentalist, arranger/producer/artist, he truly redefines the word… <a href="http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/gerald-albright-slam-dunk-2014"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1945635084?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />GRAMMY-NOMINATED SAXOPHONIST/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST/COMPOS­ER/BANDLEADER GERALD ALBRIGHT'S NEW HEADS UP RELEASE IS A SLAM DUNK<br /> <br /> SLAM DUNK features classics by Phil Collins and James Brown, with special guest vocalist Peabo Bryson (international release dates may vary)<br /> <br /> "As a composer, instrumentalist, arranger/producer/artist, he truly redefines the word 'consummate' and raises the bar for the meaning of the word 'musician.'" -- Michael McDonald, from the liner notes<br /> <br /> For four decades, the million-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/ composer/bandleader Gerald Albright has put his serpentine-fired, solo signature on many of the greatest hits of the latter half of the twentieth century; from Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots," to Quincy Jones' "Setembro." And, he's been one of the most accomplished contemporary/traditional jazz artists on the scene, as evidenced by his fourteen records as a leader.<br /> <br /> With the August 5, 2014 release of Slam Dunk on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group, Albright continues his reign supreme as the genre's most compelling and consistent artist. Fans will hear his searing and soulful sax lines on this twelve-track recording. And, they'll be in for a surprise, as Albright shows off his chops as a bassist, along with his ebullient tenor, baritone and soprano saxophone arrangements on his own compositions, and his super covers of classics by Phil Collins and James Brown, with special guest vocalist Peabo Bryson.<br /> <br /> "This record is synonymous with my previous records, in that it has the direct influence of James Brown, the Philly International sound, and the Motown sound," Albright says. "But what we wanted to do on this record was to take those instruments that are normally in the background -- bass, flute and horns -- and bring them up front. In terms of being a bassist, I was inspired by Louis Johnson [of the Brothers Johnson] back in college. A lot of people don't know that I play bass, flute and some of the other instruments...so we decided to make it -- no pun intended -- a slam dunk project, and bring all of those elements to the forefront."<br /> <br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/geraldalbrightmusic">https://www.facebook.com/geraldalbrightmusic</a> PledgeMusic: <a href="http://smarturl.it/GeraldPledge">http://smarturl.it/GeraldPledge</a> Amazon: <a href="http://smarturl.it/SlamDunkCD">http://smarturl.it/SlamDunkCD</a> Gerald Albright & Norman Brown - 24/7 (2012) tag:esbjazzradio.ning.com,2012-06-30:4069663:Video:24603 2012-06-30T14:23:15.541Z ESB http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/profile/esb <a href="http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/gerald-albright-norman-brown-24-7-2012"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1945633919?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Artist: Gerald Albright &amp; Norman Brown<br></br> Title Of Album: 24/7<br></br> Year Of Release: 2012<br></br> Label: Concord Jazz<br></br> <br></br> Tracklist:<br></br> 01. In The Moment<br></br> 02. Keep It Moving<br></br> 03. Perfect Love<br></br> 04. Buenos Amigos<br></br> 05. Tomorrow<br></br> 06. Yes I can<br></br> 07. 24-7<br></br> 08. Champagne Life<br></br> 09. Best Is Yet To Come<br></br> 10. Power Of… <a href="http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/gerald-albright-norman-brown-24-7-2012"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1945633919?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Artist: Gerald Albright &amp; Norman Brown<br /> Title Of Album: 24/7<br /> Year Of Release: 2012<br /> Label: Concord Jazz<br /> <br /> Tracklist:<br /> 01. In The Moment<br /> 02. Keep It Moving<br /> 03. Perfect Love<br /> 04. Buenos Amigos<br /> 05. Tomorrow<br /> 06. Yes I can<br /> 07. 24-7<br /> 08. Champagne Life<br /> 09. Best Is Yet To Come<br /> 10. Power Of Your Smile<br /> <br /> production by both artists along with keyboardist Herman Jackson. Brown and Albright primarily stick to the more soulful contemporary R&amp;B end of smooth jazz here, and cuts such as the bright and melodic leadoff cut "In the Moment," the cinematic "Perfect Love," and the sensuous title track -- featuring vocals by Gerald's daughter Selina Albright -- are finger-snapping, head-bobbing numbers that set a romantic, positive-minded mood. Elsewhere, we get the Brazilian funk of "Buenos Amigos," the club-ready "Yes I Can," and the old-school R&amp;B of "Champagne Life," once again featuring the attractive, sweetly soulful vocals of the younger Albright. More than a few cuts on 24/7 have an old-school vibe that, while never getting too deep into any decade-specific production, do evince a clear passion for various R&amp;B sounds from the '70s through the '90s. For longtime fans of either of these contemporary jazz titans, 24/7 will certainly be a round-the-clock pleasure. (by Matt Collar)<br /> Ever since the debut of Norman Brown s critically acclaimed 2002 album, Just Chillin which won a GRAMMY in the prestigious Best Pop Instrumental Category this innovative and original guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&amp;B and jazz that has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the country and around the world.<br /> <br /> On 24/7, Brown teams up with saxophone master Gerald Albright, whose high-profile recordings have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists and a true musicians musician. Whether he is playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, Albright stands in a class all by himself. His 2010 release, Pushing The Envelope, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Gerald Albright - Walker's Theme (Live) tag:esbjazzradio.ning.com,2009-10-13:4069663:Video:427 2009-10-13T09:19:39.000Z ESB http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/profile/esb <a href="http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/gerald-albright-walkers-theme"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1945629609?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />NAMM 2007 - one of the many All Star Cruise jam sessions hosted by Nick Colionne w/ Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Ray Parker Jr, Candy Dulfer, Gerald Albright... <a href="http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/video/gerald-albright-walkers-theme"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1945629609?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />NAMM 2007 - one of the many All Star Cruise jam sessions hosted by Nick Colionne w/ Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Ray Parker Jr, Candy Dulfer, Gerald Albright...