Haywood, Curtis

Smooth Sounds, 2015CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 22.1

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: Add another name to the smooth jazz sax roster. That would be Curtis Haywood, a composer and bandleader attuned to the latest vibes. His latest release has all of the Smooth Ingredients to keep contemporary jazz fans smiling. The ten songs are mostly new originals by Haywood along with several R&B/ hip hop classics notably “Optimistic”. Supporting instrumentation is electronically based driven by keyboardist Travis Milner and saxophonist Mel Holder. Our favorites are “I Want To Know” and “Windows Of The World” and “Funky Summer Groove”.


Publicist: Music Video Distributors