Wilmington, North Carolina based musician George Freeman defines
himself not only as a pianist but also as a singer, arranger,
musical director, producer and songwriter. George has performed
with Pamela Williams, Gail Jhonson, Eric Darius, Karen Briggs,
Marcus Johnson, Althea Rene, Marcus Anderson and many more.
He started his career as solo artist with Make It Happen
(2015). Limitless is his fresh follow-up (2019). George
plays on the new album piano and keyboards. Further musicians are
Robert White, Thomas Beard (guitar), Marcus Shaw, Jermone Randall
(bass), Ledrik Woods (trumpet), Willie Mintz (trombone), Reggie
Codrington (soprano sax), Demetrice Everett (drums), Pamela
Williams (alto sax), William Jhonson (percussion).
It is the primal need of every musician to breathe life into his
own music. George lives out this need to the full, among the ten
pieces there are 7 original compositions. Lifetime is a
sensitive and detailed keyboard piece, very jazzy, but also full
of ideas, as if the intro should already show everything.
On the Right Track clearly indicates the direction.
Melody and rhythm give each other a thriving hand in hand. Robert
White underlines this splendid impression with signature guitar
riffs. Gonna Be Alright picks a more edgier and funkier
Strut is a structural piece designed to resist pressure
in the direction of its length. That was the slow and swaying way,
George Duke celebrated the hip hop structured funk. George takes
up this style to enrich it harmoniously. Ledrik Woods adds pulsed
some special pitches. No Doubt continues this melodious
somehow melancholic approach.
On Uptown Ride Pamela Williams delivers a solid sax
groove to George's luscious and uplifting song. That Day shines
with an intoxicating keyboard melody which flows naturally tone by
tone of an immaculate composition. Somewhere searches an
alternative approach with strong beats and short phrases.
For Sunday Vibe is the word eclectic not far away. The
sonic movement of this tune is simple outstanding. Limitless
melts a hip hop beat with orchestral harmonies and
instrumentation. That way George offers a fresh arrangement
outside the beaten paths.
George Freeman's new album Limitless doesn't search the
musical comfort zone of fashionable radio tracks. Every tune is a
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Artist: George Freeman
Genre: Smooth Jazz
1 Lifetime 2:09
2 On the Right Track 3:53
3 Gonna Be
4 Strut 5:04
5 No Doubt 5:52
7 That Day 5:25
8 Somewhere 4:28
10 Limitless 4:30
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