Sunday, June 22, 2008

"My Life" by Erly Thornton (Jazz Artist from Florida(FL))

"My Life" is a contemporary jazz/soul album that features the outstanding saxophone work of Erly Thornton. The sound is one that is difficult to put a label on. There are great elements present from many different genres, although smooth jazz is probably the most predominant. The musicianship is superior on this album and the arrangements are unique and intelligent. There is a constant upbeat, yet smooth vibe to all of the songs. All of the instruments are well represented, meaning you can hear everything. The relationship of the layers is well produced. This album will relax you and get your heart pumping at the same time. Highlights include "JJ's Bounce," which takes you off the map a little bit with urban beats and a funky groove. "Fantasy" speaks for itself in the title and features one of the best sax performances on the album. "Grooveelatious" is another self-explanatory track. There is more than groove to this one though, as it takes you on an airy journey. If you enjoy contemporary/smooth jazz saxophone, you'll love this CD and this talented saxophonist.
-William and the Reviewer Team
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

"Treachery, Lust and Misfortune" by The Three Jacks (Acoustic Artist from Coral Gable, Florida(FL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present The Three Jacks with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Treachery, Lust and Misfortune"
"Treachery, Lust and Misfortune" by The Three Jacks is pub friendly American Celtic Rock. Grab a Guiness and get ready to dance. The musicianship is tight and driving. The vocals are throaty and fun. The song structure is strong and has sing-along quality. You can't ignore the fiddle breakdowns either. Highlights are "Work O' The Weavers," a house burnin', sweaty number with a couple of those fore-mentioned fiddle breakdowns. "The Bare-Ass Girl" has some fun lyrics, as you can imagine. It also features some nice recorder work. The wavy "Si Bheag Si Mhor" wraps up the album nicely. If you like The Fenians or Celtic Rock in general, you will like this one.
-William and the Reviewer Team

"Mary Jane” by Pain (Hip-Hop Artist from Daytona, Florida(FL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Pain with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Mary Jane"
"Mary Jane" by Pain is a single track CD with strong lyrical prowess and charismatic flow. The beat, flow, and lyrical presence, which are all richly southern, are very well complimented by the guest singer whose soulful voice is a highlight of the track. Part of what makes "Mary Jane" such a catchy song is the abundance of cleverly used similes and metaphors within it, such as the consistent reference to "Mary Jane" as a girlfriend. Clearly, the lyrics are professional grade. The southern style, lyrical charisma, and energetic flow of this song make it something to move to and enjoy.
-Joel and the Team

"Something Old...Something New" by Full Circle (Pop Artist from Gainesville, Florida(FL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Full Circle with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Something Old...Something New"
"Something Old...Something New" by Full Circle is a CD that features the excellent vocals of these talented young singers. The backing music and production are very high quality, giving the CD a polished sound. The CD includes both original tracks as well as well-known covers, which provides a nice song mix. One of the highlights of the CD are the effective rich choir harmonies on tracks such as "No Hard Feelings" and "Jealousy." Of the many excellent lead vocal performances on the CD, our favorites include the powerful female lead vocals on "Through the Fire" and "Now That It's Over." The tracks on this CD, which feature this talented young group of singers, are well worth a listen for any R&B-pop music fan.
-RadioIndy Reviewer Team