I just had an amazing night of music. It started with another opportunity to rock with my Soul Brother Jarrard Anthony performing our song « All Around the World. » It truly was a historic occasion as Jarard christened the walls of Mist Harlem with songs from his « Ready to Live » CD. It was also special because this is the first time we’ve had the pleasure of having Onaje Allan Gumbs (keys/string arrangement) play the song live with us since the studio session.
A little back story…. Jarrard is a man of his word. He told me he wanted to work on something after the recording of the Damn Sista Remix (featuring an all star cast: WildMann, Jon Bibbs, Eric Roberson, Jarrard, and myself).
My phone rings and Jarrard is in NY sitting with drummer/super producer Nate Smith, and invites me to swing thru. After some serious deep building and lessons from Onaje, we began recording what would become « All Around the World. » The results?… well you can check them out below.
If you want to support positive people and positive music purchase Ready to Live. It’s an incredible album that I am honored to be part of.
– shouts to Mic El (who dropped a dope impromptu verse), Amer Amen holding down JA to the fullest (who I hope is working on her own project), Monet who is featured on the album version (flute), and the incredible band with my boy and Drummer/MD Les Cleveland.
…… and the night didn’t end there.