MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH
Advanced Search
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 03-07-2016

To Grover With Love Jason Mile's Hit Tribute, LIVE IN JAPAN

Bookmark and Share
It’s hard to overestimate the influence Grover Washington Jr. had on both mainstream and contemporary jazz in his heyday. Like only a handful of artists in the realm, Washington managed to bring the separate ideals of jazz into a single mode of expression, and he did so with great success, not to mention influence an entire generation of serious jazz players.
 
In the loving hands of Jason Miles, the magical vibe of Grover Washington Jr. comes vibrantly back to life on Grover with Love, Live in Japan, Miles reintroduces the sublime sounds of his hero.
 
Featuring special guest Ralph MacDonald on percussion and Ryan Shaw’s vocal cameo on the epic smash “Just the Two of Us,” Grover with Love is the quintessential live tribute to the masterful sax player, who left this world too soon at age 56. Joining keyboard wiz Miles is a gifted cadre of NYC jazz talent, including Nick Moroch (guitar), Gerald Veasley (bass) and Buddy Williams (drums). Andy Snitzer and Eric Darius share sax duties. Snitzer and Darius are up to the task of banging out dueling solos, especially on “Mr. Magic,” one of Washington’s standards and a highlight of this recording.
 
Adopted from the posthumously released Grover Live from 2010, (a recording of one of Grover’s 1997 performances), this work strives to be everything that Grover was as a performer: funky, sexy, smooth, passionate, beautiful, and consummately performed. Miles has done an excellent job being respectful to Washington’s musical legacy, but at the same time adding the sort of vibrant flourishes that today’s jazz audiences are seeking. As the front man of this ensemble, he understands that any tribute to Washington is motorized by the work of the saxophones, and to his credit, he steps back as often as he needs to in order to let Darius and Snitzer step up into the spotlight. Still, Miles gets his chances as well, especially on Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” where he bides his time patiently before taking off.
 
Those interested in a deeper exploration of Miles’ profound affection for Grover Washington Jr. can also check out Miles’ two studio tributes, To Grover With Love and 2 Grover with Love.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



Mi2N Music PR


Rulapalooza Launches In Hong Kong In March 2020

Songwriters Showcase 2020 @ SXSW, Presented By USA Songwriting Competition

Ellis Paul Wins Top Honors In 16th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

Calling All Rude Boys And Girls

Bruce Cockburn Announces 50th Anniversary Shows

Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its 2019 Year-end Hit Song Trend Report, The State Of The Hot 100 Top 10

Music Documentary Premiere 'United Nation: Three Decades Of Drum & Bass' Feat. Sigma, DJ Fresh, Andy C, Fabio & Grooverider


News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Soundstripe Launches New Music-Licensing Subscription Plans For Businesses
» 64 Audio Issued Its Second U.S. Patent
» Indie Incubator Sky Titan Media Announces First Quarter Releases, Hires Award-Winning PR Firm
» Music Documentary Film MAKANNA Online - Premiere!
» GLOBAL RADIO CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR NEW MUSIC & CONTENT
» Cinq Music Adds Fotemah “Tmah” Mba To A&R, Urban/R&B
» Musicians Come Together For Moog Music’s “Synthesize Live”
» AIM Independent Music Awards Returns To The Roundhouse For 10th Anniversary Celebrations
» Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance) Brad Webb (Jamie Cullum) And Stephen Bidwell (Black Pumas) Become Gretsch Endorsers
» Chicago's Sunshine Boys To Release Sophomore Album 'Work And Love' On May 1


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals
» Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO
» IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain
» The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing
» Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media
» Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business
» 13 Music Label Sold To MTN
» CISAC 2018 Annual Report
» MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour
» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records
» Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing
» Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.