Aaron, Blake

Innervision, 2007CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 13.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Blake is the next top contemporary jazz guitarist. He wrote most of the fifteen songs but split production among three teams to keep the sound fresh. He partnered with hit maker Paul Brown to produce several of the songs including “Come On Over”. Blake also taps bassist Hussain Jiffy to produce seven of the songs. The balance was produced by Mike Whittaker (keyboards), notably the cover of “Will It Go ‘Round In Circles”. The results are a very good collection of contemporary jazz. The songs have character and aren’t monotonous. Hits include the smooth title track, the bluesy groove of “There Will Come A Day”, the R&B groove of “Harmonious Funk” and “Forever” featuring vocals from TJ Gibson.


Publicist: Cheryl Hughey Promotions