Born in Jersey City, NJ, Bryant Thompson has
chosen since several years the Atlanta area as his working field. He
is President of SFC Records: a production and recording company in the
Atlanta region. Here he is supporting many musicians with his skills
as musician, producer and engineer. Maurice Rogers, Kurt Carr, Darrell
Freeman, Paulis Sanchez, Ron James, Candi Staton and Jeremy Haynes are
among the artists Bryant has worked with.
It's only natural that his greatest wish was to
record his own album. Finally he presents this year his debut
Puzzle Pieces, a fine collection of jazz art. The first piece of
Bryant's puzzle is entitled after the luxury clock Movado.
Prosperous fragments of melodies embedded into a precise rhythm scheme
featuring Joe Grandsen on trumpet and Dan Baraszu on guitar. Dan and
his group Planet Zu have just released the album
In The Light Of Day.
Reflections Of Time is a musical moment and
rumination about this physical unit which is so important for life and
development. Bryant's atmospheric thoughts in frames and bars.
Selah, a meaningful word with a great sound and a huge mystery.
Mike Burton on sax fills the song with love and soul. No wonder that
his new album is entitled
It's the time for Stargazing, watching the
stars with your beloved one. Listen to Mace Hibbard's mesmerizing
dream catching soprano sax. Based in Atlanta Mace is an accomplished
saxophonist with a jazz heritage. He is a professor of jazz studies
and saxophone at Georgia State University.
Bryant showcases his romantic side with the
intimate solo piano piece Love Notes. Melodious, sensitive and
long-winded in many details. Free Your Mind surprises with a
complex jazz fusion composition featuring Darrell Freeman with an
outgoing bass performance. The funky Shadowboxer features
Birmingham's bass hero Eric Essix, who received high accolades with the
tribute to his hometown. But Steve "Left-Hand" Lewis is the musician,
who spurs the track with his Wah guitar.
Do You Know You presents singer Tracy
Hamlin, best known for her longtime association with Pieces of a
Dream. The significant instrumental factor of this tune is Anthony Papamichael's
guitar. Walk along the Japonica Avenue and follow the rhythm.
Contemporary jazz rocks! Perfect Timing is the essential part
of music. When all members of the group suit each other, then you can
listen to the magic.
Bryant Thompson's album Puzzle Pieces offers
compellingly listenable tunes for all serious lovers of contemporary