J. PLUNKY BRANCH
2218 ROSEWOOD AVENUE
RICHMOND, VA 23220
Press Release – For Immediate Release
Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch's latest single release is a neo-jazz adaptation of the John Legend hit song, "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)." Plunky spices the ballad with some smooth sax, sensual female vocals and well-placed funky go-go beats for a danceable adaptation that is reminiscent of Grover Washington's hit of yester-year, "Mr. Magic."
Throughout his career Plunky has pushed boundaries and redefined musical genres with his signature jazz, world beat, funk, hip-hop, gospel and African amalgamations. His experience and versatility keeps him at the top of booking agents' and presenters' lists for concerts, club engagements, and galas. The funky grooves and mellow tones of Plunky's new single, places it squarely within the smooth jazz category, just in time for the summer festival season.
N.A.M.E Brand Records has announced that Plunky will release a series of singles over the next few months, showcasing the legendary artist's depth, eclecticism and broad musical interests. In the coming weeks, "Tonight" will be followed by more go-go, some funk, some message music and Plunky's unique brand of saxy, smooth jazz; all leading up to his next CD album. But "Tonight" is gonna be the (Best You Ever Had)...
Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. He is president of his own independent record label, N.A.M.E. Brand Records, through which he has released 25 albums. At one time Plunky was a studio musician for television's top-rated sitcom, "The Cosby Show." His song "Every Way But Loose" was a top-ten soul music chart hit in London in the 1980's. He has appeared on avant-garde jazz albums by Pharaoh Sanders, Hamiett Bluiett and others. With his group, Plunky & Oneness, he has opened shows for Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, and Frankie Beverly & Maze, LL Cool J, Chuck Brown, and more.
Listen to Plunky's Tonight (Best You Ever Had): http://www.plunkyone.com/audio/01_Best_You_Ever_Had_2_short_wave_hifi.m3u
N.A.M.E BRAND RECORDS
2218 Rosewood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220