Artistry, 2014, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Contemporary jazz trumpeter Rick Braun is a polished performer who has delighted smooth jazz crowds for many years as a solo artist and recently as a part of BWB (with Kirk Whilom and Norman Brown). Can You Feel It starts with the explosive, funky title track and continues with cool mid tempo, warm ballads, and popping upbeat tunes. Brian Culbertson (p), Euge Groove (sax), Dave Koz (sax), Philippe Saisse (keyboards), Jeff Lorber (p, g) and Frank (Third) Richardson (d) are a few of the guest artists that add spices to the mix. Elliott Yamin injects soul into the set with “Take Me To The River”, the lone vocal track. Yeah, we felt it on many selections!
Publicist: Great Scott P.R.roductions