RJ & The Assignment

RJ & The Assignment, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

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

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Composer, keyboardist and bandleader Reginald “RJ” Johnson produces solid hip-hop rhythms underscoring a series of romantic ballads featuring vocalists Kiara Brown, Aja Hawkins, Klaiton Johnson and Alisha Webster. The resulting grooves are insatiable, mature and ready for relaxing or jamming. All is peaceful aside from the upbeat “My Mean Ol’ Aunt” featuring humorous excerpts from Aunt Ester (Lawanda Page on Sanford and Son) with additional keyboards from Tom Schuman. Other highlights include “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, “Between Now and Never” and the soulful “I’m Tryin’”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services