Simpson’s latest masterwork is the perfect amalgamation of music that is close to his heart – Jazz, R&B, Funk and Soul. Out Of A Dream (Released February 17, 2015) is Brian’s sixth album as a leader and third recording for Shanachie Entertainment. “When I first embarked on making this album, I was at a point where I felt I had to take my music to a different place,” explains Simpson who enlists nine different co-composers on the album that keep the sound ever-evolving and fresh. “By collaborating with other composers I was able to explore different styles of writing while still maintaining my vibe.” Out Of A Dream unites Brian Simpson with an all-star cast including saxophonists Najee, Dave Koz and Grace Kelly, guitarists Marc Antoine and Norman Brown, singer Maysa and trumpeter Maurice Brown among others.
buy Misoprostol without a prescriptionInspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer Brian Simpson is a master of all he purvey. His eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor and keen sense on how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him the go-to man for many. Through the years Simpson has been revered for his unparalleled ability to compose unforgettable melodies and irresistible grooves.
Out Of A Dream opens with the spirited, exhilarating and soulful One Of A Kind, featuring the young and much talked about saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly. co-written with guitarist Nils. The hypnotic title track joins Simpson with label-mate Najee, who superbly compliments the pianist with this ethereal flute playing. As you listen to When I Say Your Name, a seductive collaboration between Simpson and Dave Koz, you understand why the powerful two-some have managed to successfully collaborate with one another for decades. The ambient and ethereal Sky Watcher, co-written with electronic music producer Ryan Farish is the album’s first single; excellent choice. The Samba-esque San Lorenzo, features guitarist Marc Antoine’ ~ hot ~ And, Rio Sway is a song that Simpson wrote with vocalist and composer Brenda Russell with Maysa in mind, she nails it!
Once again Brian Simpson has delivered the goods and Out Of A Dream is sure to become a fan favorite. As for Simpson his wish is simple. “My hope is that the songs on Out Of A Dream evoke emotion in people, which is honestly the only thing I wish when people hear my music.”
An elite group of artists added just the right seasonings to the mix creating a memorable musical experience that engages the listener from beginning to end. Let us not forget Simpson’s superb skill on the keyboard, his style is easily recognized; a feat many reach for but few achieve. Out Of A Dream highly recommended … ABYSSJazz
Rio Sway featuring Maysa ~ Enjoy!