Review: Amazing Smooth Jazz

Mark Etheredge Keeps Us Together With Connected 

Mark Etheredge released his new album “Connected” on Friday, February 26, 2016. “Connected” is a contemporary jazz album produced by two time GRAMMY® winner Paul Brown. The album on Vipaka Records features ten original songs composed by Etheredge including two in collaboration with featured guitarists Paul Brown and Chuck Loeb. Also a part of this album take the drummer Gorden Campbell, bassist Roberto Vally and percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia, trumpeter Lee Thornburg and saxophonists Greg Vail and Andy Suzuki. The project was recorded at Big Surprise Music in Los Angeles. 

The album starts with the smooth and sassy Groovin’ With My Baby, and after that you will get a dose of your positive energy with Be Who You Are. The tittle track is something that you can’t miss, because here besides Mark you can hear Paul Brown’s sparkling guitar work, when you hear it once you will want to do it again, this song is just made for everyone to love. Roger That is a true jazzy song that is enriched with trumpet and horn arrangements from the amazing Lee Thornburg and he is joined in the venture by fellow East Bay Soul band member Greg Vail. Lost In The Shuffle is a song where Thornburg and Vail again do their magic to add a sumptuous brassy veneer.

“Connected” is a album that will be remembered in this 2016, all thanks to the professionals that are involved in it, and the love and brightness it shares.

- Amazing Smooth Jazz