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EDITORS’ NOTES

The title for Eric Darius’s sixth album is as much a manifesto as a catchy phrase. Using an assortment of top-tier producers, the tenor saxophonist/singer/composer sidesteps the saccharine production values that populated contemporary jazz of the past in favor of a well-honed blend of organic acoustic instruments and some modern hip-hop and R&B touches. Tunes like a tasteful remake of Pharrell’s hit “Happy” and the uptempo original title cut should once again keep him on the charts. Also check out the moody cover of Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” and “Heaven Sent,” which sounds like classic Stevie Wonder.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title for Eric Darius’s sixth album is as much a manifesto as a catchy phrase. Using an assortment of top-tier producers, the tenor saxophonist/singer/composer sidesteps the saccharine production values that populated contemporary jazz of the past in favor of a well-honed blend of organic acoustic instruments and some modern hip-hop and R&B touches. Tunes like a tasteful remake of Pharrell’s hit “Happy” and the uptempo original title cut should once again keep him on the charts. Also check out the moody cover of Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” and “Heaven Sent,” which sounds like classic Stevie Wonder.

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About Eric Darius

A smooth jazz saxophonist, Eric Darius was a Young Lion of sorts who began performing at a young age. A New Jersey native who grew up in Tampa, FL, Darius received his first saxophone at age ten and a year later was touring with the youth-based Sonny LaRosa & America's Youngest Jazz Band, which culminated in a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He was an active member of his high-school jazz ensemble and released his own album Cruisin' at age 17. In 2004, Darius released his formal debut album, Night on the Town, on Higher Octave. Two years later he released Just Getting Started on Narada Jazz. In 2008, Darius signed to Blue Note and released Goin' All Out. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    New Jersey
  • GENRE
    Jazz

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