Clayton, Shareef

Harlem River Records, 2016CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 22.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Shareef Clayton plays trumpet and leads a sextet to perform eight original compositions and a fine cover of “Softly As A Morning Sunrise”. Clayton grew up in Miami and now resides in New York City. He invites numerous guest artists to accentuate the music including a string section on two selections. We preferred the instrumentals to the lone vocal track. Among the best are “Emotions” and “The Feeling”. Clayton’s variety of approaches and tempos make North & South a very good session.


Publicist: Kim Smith PR