Press Release: Rhythm Dynamics, June 20, 2007 Subject: The Jazz Explorers, Jazz My Soul" release by Rhythm Dynamics #2 On WNMC Top 10 Jazz 6/1 - 6/7
Tim Duffy ...a romantic, especially with Carmen Lundy's interpretation of his song, Autumn"...a premier appearance... her embellished phrasing reminds me of the great past jazz singers, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRea and Dakota Staton...should be played over and over on those fragile late nights..." Dick Crockett, 88.7 fm Sacramento, CA
This is one of the finest releases of 2007 .... outstanding artists ... Just fantastic!" Jacques Emond, CKCU-FM Ottawa, CA
I have had great pleasure in playing almost every track of this superb recording on my national jazz Program Jazz Hour" [broadcast nationally to 180 stations in Australia]...strong composition and arrangement ... superb musicianship...what a treat the two vocals by Carmen Lundy were! She is a great singer and George Cables piano is unique and full of power as usual - and originality. Thank you so much for the album which I will treasure and always add tracks to my playlist from." Barry O'Sullivan BLU FM 89.1, Australia
We really like this CD...You need to have this CD in your collection...Very good." --Gi Dussault, Upper Room, Bridgeport, CT
HYP-Notic, cool ...vocals that will mezmerize you into a trance. That's what this CD by Jazz Explorers is all about. The vocals by Carmen Lundy and the group will haunt you. ... The band is superb and tight. A must have!" Leon Reyes KVMR Radio 89.5 FM Nevada City/Sacramento CA
... highly enjoyable CD... excellent compositions and playing ... very high quality vocals from Carmen Lundy." Martin Wright, Radio 3ZZZ, AU
Many compliments for your music... An embrace and all the best." Bruno Pollacci, ANIMAJAZZ Pisa, Italy
...skilled songwriting, expert soloists, relaxing yet exciting... fresh...new... jazz for the 21st century. I haven't heard anything quite like it. Superb recording quality, great production..." Rick Brunermer, Jazz Fan, USA
What a great sound..." Michael Criddle OzRadio Triple H-FM AU
Jazz Explorers # 7 0n Top 25 Musician Profiles at www.Allaboutjazz.com" (from jazz.dominica-weekly)
As you can see, Jazz My Soul" by The Jazz Explorers, released by Rhythm Dynamics, is receiving superb reviews. The Buzz" is growing in the USA, Europe, Australia and Canada. Jazz My Soul" is showing broad appeal with almost every track reported getting airplay.
This extraordinary project features great performances by a unique gathering of jazz legends, including George Cables, Dave Liebman, Carmen Lundy, Billy Hart, Sonny Fortune, Victor Lewis and Cecil McBee with a strong supporting cast. Jazz My Soul" propels contemporary mainstream jazz forward with power and subtlety.
The Jazz Explorers perform the soulful original music of Boulder, Colorado composer, producer and band leader Tim Duffy, whose influences include Duke Ellington, Howlin' Wolf, Charles Lloyd, Sun Ra, and James Brown.
Producer Bob Funk brings to this project a broad range of musical experience, as an original member of The Uptown Horns, including live performance and/or recording with Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, BB King, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Albert Collins, Sammy Davis Jr, David Sanborn, James Brown, Sam Moore and Frank Sinatra Jr. Bob is also President of indie label Rhythm Dynamics. Jazz My Soul" features two shimmering vocals, We're Only Human" and Autumn" both with deep under currents, exquisitely interpreted by the great Carmen Lundy, that bridge the classic/smooth/contemporary categories.
The instrumental tracks of Jazz My Soul" convey a broad range of emotions from the driving hard-bop International Ballistic Soul Kiss" with a burning solo by Dave Liebman, to the funky smooth groove of Mo Trane", to the profound piano of George Cables on Our Father", Mystique" and Moroccan", culminating with the heartfelt tribute, In Memorium, Elvin Jones" delivered by former band mate, Sonny Fortune.
From atmospheric to inspiring, Jazz My Soul" is the real deal.