Shanachie, 2017, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Persuasion“is a compelling smooth jazz encounter from the funky opening beats of the title track featuring Boney James on sax. That groove comes from first call contemporary jazz artists Alex Al (b), Kendall Gilder (g), Omari Williams (d) and leader Brian Simpson (keyboards). They slow it down a notch with cruising mid-tempo tunes like “One And Only” and bounce back with the blues-based “Supernatural”. We also enjoyed “Lost In Love” featuring guitarist Peter White.