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Album Review

As of this release, his fourth solo album since 2005, saxophonist Darren Rahn had unfortunately not yet leaped onto the rarefied A list in the contemporary urban/smooth jazz world — the top sellers who get all the top festival and tour bookings. But he had of late done a lot of touring with guitarist Paul Brown, another genre powerhouse producer of others who slowly amassed a solid solo catalog. Appropriately, they often tagged themselves as "The Producers." Considering its infectious swirl of old-school, hooky funk-driven jams (à la "Revelation," "Into the Light," and "Studio 54," a delightfully disco-fied romp duetting with with Najee's flute) and candlelit slo-jams like "Give 'n' Take" (featuring Brown's cool electric strum), there's no reason Speechless couldn't be the set to get Rahn over the "I'm a producer who makes my own albums" hump. He deserved to be respected as the great evolving saxophone artist he is. Other highlights that perfectly represent Rahn's likable melodic charms include the jangling, back-in-the-day-styled R&B vocal track "Magical" (featuring vocalist and co-writer Joshua), the hypnotic and sensual soprano-laced vocal tune "Speechless" (featuring Maxine Hardcastle), and the super progressive, delightfully synthy and thumping "Euro Trippin'." Speechless is so chock-full of gems that bear repeated listening that it might take a while to get to the playful dual groove on "Flashback," featuring Dave Koz, a genre legend whose sound Rahn is clearly influenced by. While the terrestrial smooth jazz format in 2012 was not what it once was, Rahn's sense of groove and melody perfectly represented the genre (whatever one chose to call it) during this era.

Customer Reviews

Magical!!!!!

What a great record! I love the energy of magical and I hope to hear more of Joshua! Excellent outstanding and pure genius!!!!
My favorite is Magical!!!!

Speechless by Ms. Wanda G. Mahan"JazzLady"

I am so loving this new CD-Darren Rahn titled "Speechless". Speechless (feat. Maxine Hardcastle) and Studio 54 (feat. Najee) is sweet!!!

Amazing!

I'm loving this new release! Magical is a personal favorite. Darren Rahn is my favorite jazz artist.

Biography

Born: British Columbia, Canada

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Canadian-born saxophonist Darren Rahn is an in-demand performer and producer with a bent toward groove-oriented contemporary jazz. A native of British Columbia, Rahn was born into a musical family and grew up performing in his parents' gospel ensemble. After high school, he earned his undergraduate degree at Adams State University. He continued his education, earning his Master's degree at the University of Northern Colorado. Basing himself out of Denver, Rahn began his double career as a solo artist...
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