10 Songs, 46 Minutes


Mastered for iTunes


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Very nice

Dad Times Two

Have you thought about doing an acoustic album? Maybe a piano trio recording?

Well done.

Music fan uno

You continue to be one of the few artist whose work I purchase without hearing the CD first. Now that I’ve heard your latest work I feel justified in having you on my list of favorite musicians. Come to St. Louis as the head line act and I’m certain you’ll do great. Saw you last with Boney James and you played beautifully.

The Best Brian Simpson Yet!!!


In thirty-five plus years of listening to contemporary jazz music Brian Simpson has become one of my all time favorites artists. His music exemplifies everything in the experience I want when I listen to music, and that is to be taken away to a place or a time that brings a certain tranquility to me. So many pieces on this new album do that for me, especially “Blue Horizon”...close your eyes...experience a journey to your dream destination...you can see the azure sky, you can hear the sound of the waves as you gaze off into the distance, you can feel the warmth of the sun as it surrounds you...it’s the peace, the tranquility, the “experience” I want when I listen to music.

Having purchased most of Brian Simpson’s music I can say that is always the case, to listen to his music is to “experience” it, and everything about this new music on “Something About You” is fresh and exciting! If you were to look up the definition of smooth jazz this album would be pictured there. There is nothing about this album that says “same old same old”, and it is rather unusual for me to love every composition on an album. I can say without hesitation I do on this one!

This album...the BEST Brian Simpson yet!!!
Libby A.

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

Gurnee, IL