Influenced by jazz greats like Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue
Mitchell Cindy Bradley nevertheless chose the smooth jazz side of
life. Just A Little Bit (2007)
was her self-produced debut album followed by Bloom
(2009), released on the label Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm. Like on her
previous album all tracks on her latest album Unscripted (2011)
are written, performed, mixed, produced and engineered by Grammy award
“Michael is so good at getting in my head to see where I’m at when we
work together,” says Cindy. “He knew I was going through a lot and
that this would lead to me writing a lot more than I did on the first
album. He really did a lot to get the best songs and performances out
of me. It was a unique creative process because we essentially wrote
as we went along, and it evolved into a longer, deeper process.
Ultimately, I feel that Unscripted is more ‘me’ than anything I
had recorded before. It was completely my vision of what I wanted to
With the lyrical Prelude Cindy Bradley introduces into her new
project. The dynamic Massive Transit showcases the new style of
this great trumpeter talent. Groovin', hip and exciting, this is going
to keep you dancing.
American jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter performed
Footprints together with Miles Davis, certainly a jazz standard of
this former Weather Report member. Cindy transforms this song into a
contemporary irresistible version. A cornucopia of mood.
You Don't Know What Love Is is a popular song of the Great
American Songbook, written by Gene de Paul. The song was performed by
jazz greats like George Benson, Chet Baker or John Coltrane. Cindy
adds a worthy and emotional rendition of this jazz classic.
When Thano Sahnas' romantic guitar meets Cindy Bradley's mesmerizing
trumpet than we got Lifted. Dream away! A New Day, a day
of new life, new hope and new beginnings. Forget the faults of the
past, look forward, is the message of Cindy's stirring song. On
Deja Blue things really happen. This is an amazing piece of
Pink Slip opens room for the band to expand. This tune in the
style of Towers of Powers would touch Greg Adams. Michael Broening
created the fantastic horn arrangement and Tim Veeder did a great job
on sax. On the slow Inevitable Cindy shines in all directions
with her tremendous performance. One Moment More is a heartfelt
finish of this grandiose album.
With Unscripted Cindy Bradley adds her name to the list of
trumpeter legends like Chris Botti, Herb Alpert or Rick Braun. This
innovative album establishes her reputation as one of the leading jazz