City, New Mexico native Ray Anthony founded the project Powerslyde in
2007. The debut album is entitled Have Fun (2017). Ray
Anthony performs on this album trombone, piano, keyboards, vocals, Ken
Mathis drums, Enrique Mendoza guitars and Steve Oliver guitar,
bass, keyboards, vocals.
All music was written & produced by Ray Anthony and Steve Oliver.
Lead instrument of this album is the trombone comparable in style with
artists like Jeff Bradshaw, Buff Dillard, Brian Culbertson, Trombone
Shorty or Steve Baxter. Mr. Sauce brings this dominant
instrument to full advantage. The arrangement is tighter than tight and the
eclectic flow is spot on.
Do 4 U offers a compact melody with a strong dynamic even
hypnotic twist. After a short piano introduction Ray Anthony turns on
the slide again. Night Abraxas intermingles vigorous brass
with fine tuned piano. Slydeways reveals a deep unbinding
love for harmony and the melody has that catchy something.
R a Chill rides the groove for all its worth. The first track
where the keys are in the frontline. When special joy for life is
expressed in notes, then Have Fun embraces everything what
joie de vivre can be. B Wit' Cha allures with layers of
harmonic texture in an intimate dialogue of trombone and guitar.
Gasoline Alley Funk serves a blast from the past with a sonic
fire power. Funky as funk can be. Final tunes are Look'n' Good
Tonight in a vocal and instrumental version. A splash of disco
fever with R&B flavor.
Ray Anthony & Powerslyde write with Have Fun the E in
entertainment great again. A fresh wind of newcomers impressing even
the old hands.
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Title: Have Fun
Artist: Ray Anthony & Powerslyde
Genre: Smooth Jazz
1 Mr. Sauce 3:29
2 Do 4 U 4:52
3 Night Abraxas 4:34
5 R a Chill 4:10
6 Have Fun 4:41
Wit' Cha 4:11
8 Gasoline Alley Funk 4:41
9 Look'n' Good
Tonight (Vocal Version) 3:39
10 Look'n' Good Tonight 3:41