10 Songs, 43 Minutes

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4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings
jazz one on one

From the mountains of Asheville N.C. Jazzoneonone

Just from listening to the preview of this CD "Just what you need", it truly is just what you need to relax on a stressful day. I can't wait to add it to my collection!!!!!!! Brian Simpson best CD so far.

Gforceof1

Soooo Glad

So glad to see a new release by Brian Simpson. Preview has me counting down the release date. Mores songs added to my collection. His music sets the mood for so many different occasions. Thanks Brian!!!!

mr aquarius

GREAT CD

I HAVE ALL HIS MUSIC AND THIS IS HIS BEST CD SO FAR, LOVE BUTLER AND ANTOINE PLAYING WITH HIM, YOU WON'T GO WRONG BUYING THIS CD IF YOU LIKE SMOOTH JAZZ

About Brian Simpson

Keyboardist and composer Brian Simpson is a sought-after studio musician and musical director who has regularly crossed from jazz to pop and R&B. Raised in Gurnee, Illinois, Simpson grew up in a musical family and eventually earned his music degree from Northern Illinois University. After graduating, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he found work performing with such artists as Boney James, Norman Brown, and Everette Harp. This led to stints touring with a variety of pop artists, including Janet Jackson and Teena Marie.

In 1991, Simpson garnered more attention after co-writing Surface's number one hit R&B single "The First Time." As a studio musician, Simpson has worked with such artists as Stanley Clarke, Kirk Whalum, and George Duke. Since the late '90s, he has acted as musical director for saxophonist Dave Koz. Simpson has released several albums as a solo artist, including 1995's Closer Still and 2005's It's All Good. Two years later, Simpson delivered the album Above the Clouds.

In 2013, Simpson released Just What You Need, featuring guest appearances by Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Elan Trotman, and Jonathan Butler. Out of a Dream followed two years later. In 2016, Simpson returned with his seventh solo effort, and fourth for the Shanachie label, Persuasion. The album featured performances with a cast of smooth jazz luminaries including saxophonist Boney James, guitarist Peter White, bassist Axel Al, and others. ~ Matt Collar

HOMETOWN
Gurnee, IL
GENRE
Jazz

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