Hailing from Gurnee, Illinois keyboardist
Brian Simpson took the smooth jazz scene by storm with his solo albums
Closer Still (1995), It's All Good (2005),
Above The Clouds (2006), South Beach (2010), and Just What You Need
His new project Persuasion was released
in November, 2016 on Shanachie Entertainment. Simpson is joined by a
star-studded crew: Boney James, Steve Alaniz (sax), Peter White, Steve
Oliver, Darrell Crooks, Kendall Gilder (guitar), Alex Al (bass),
Ramon Yslas (percussion), and Omari Williams (drums).
The first track is entitled Persuasion and encompasses the
critical power of Boney James, Alex Al and
Ramon Yslas. Enough to convince every listener to
buy this gorgeous piece of music. The first single of the album is
however Wonderland, which Brian co-wrote with guitarist Steve
Oliver. The song has a specific winter wonderland appeal with an
expanding of sensitivity beyond the limits of audio perception.
Sax and piano are the most expressive instruments, which comes closest
to the human voice and masterfully meet every emotional and sensitive
requirement of a romantic composition like One And Only.
Steve Alaniz on sax and Brian Simpson on piano
are irresistible and forcefully in their mission.
Lost In Love presents Peter White on acoustic guitar with
finely chiseled tones. This guitar legend and Brian on piano create an
immaculate piece of music art which seems more divine than earthy.
Need You Now comes musically completely different with a
piano driven melody based on Steve Oliver's cool synth layer.
Supernatural opens another sheet music flirting with Country
music crossing the border to Rock.
Take It Up is a coherent piece with a high addictive factor.
Give King Simpson the melodic crown. And because this principle works
so well, Brian continues with the spacy Starbound.
Surreal Theme draws its tension from the contradiction between
ambient piano lines and percussion filled atmosphere. Enjoyable clean
air and the morning birdsong heard from the nearby woods makes an
ideal place for a pleasant and relaxing vacation. With Always Here
For You Brian writes the final track for your personal
Keyboardist Brian is since decades a reliable supplier with proven
history for melodies of timeless beauty and elegance. With
Persuasion he serves a new engaging release with the same shining
brightness of his earlier works.
Buy the album in all stores
Label: Shanachie Entertainment
01 Persuasion (Featuring Boney James) [4:26]
03 One And Only [3:45]
04 Lost In Love
(Featuring Peter White) [4:45]
05 Need You Now [4:34]
07 Take It Up [4:07]
09 Surreal Theme [4:17]
10 Always Here For You
It's All Good
Just What You Need