Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Brian Simpson

Artist:  Brian Simpson
Origin:  Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Occupation:  Musician,  Composer, Musical Director
Instruments:  Keyboards, Piano

Brian Simpson is an American Jazz Musician and Composer from Gurnee, Illinois.  His music crossed from Jazz to Pop and R&B.  He has worked with Boney James, Norman Brown, Everette Harp, Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, and he acted as Musical Director for Dave Koz.

Title:  Persuasion  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label:  Shanachie 
Rating:  *****


 1.  Persuasion (feat. Boney James)  (4:26)
 2.  Wonderland  (4:08)
 3.  One And Only  (3:45)
 4.   Lost In Love (feat. Peter White)  (4:45)
 5.  Need You Now  (4:34)
 6.  Supernatural  (4:06)
 7.  Take It Up  (4:07)
 8.  Starbound  (4:47)
 9.  Surreal Theme  (4:17)
10. Always Here For You  (4:08)


Brian Simpson:  Piano, Keyboards
Steve Oliver:  Programming on Tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7
Alex Al:  Bass on Tracks: 1-10
Kendall Gilder:  Guitar on Tracks:  1-3, 7
Ramon Yslas:  Percussion on Tracks:  1-10
Boney James:  Saxophone on Track 1
Oliver Wendell:  Keyboards on Tracks:  3, 4, 6, 8, 9
Oman Williams:  Drums on Tracks: 3, 5, 8-10
Steve Alaniz:  Tenor Saxophone on Tracks:  3, 9
Peter White:  Guitar on Track 4
Darrell Crooks:  Guitar on Track 6

Persuasion is the seventh studio album by Brian Simpson, was released on November 18, 2016 by Shanachie, with special guests Boney James and Peter White, featuring the Smooth Jazz Radio Smash Hits "Wonderland", "Persuasion" and more!.

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