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Commence communication: contemplative keyboardist Patrick Bradley connects on “Can You Hear Me”
(Published: September 26, 2014)

The title track featuring Dave Koz makes its chart debut as the fusion album produced by
Jeff Lorber was released. Rick Braun, Eric Marienthal and Jimmy Haslip are also featured.

Aliso Viejo, California (26 September 2014): On his third album, "Can You Hear Me," which was released Tuesday (September 23) on the Patrick's Song Factory label, keyboardist Patrick Bradley envisioned communicating the full palate of sounds in his repertoire on the jazz fusion, progressive rock and R&B ten tracker that he wrote with the set's producer, seminal fusion keyboardist Jeff Lorber. The day the album streeted, the disc's title cut and first single, featuring gilded saxman Dave Koz, debuted in the Groove Jazz Music top 25.

The underlying theme of the collection is Bradley's fundamental desire to be heard. While pining for his mother to hear how his music has developed on his two projects since her 2008 passing, the spiritually-inclined artist began to ponder on a grander scale: were his prayers being heard' The poignant beauty "Can You Hear Me" is an elegiac piano and soprano sax homage to Bradley's mother.

The "Can You Hear Me" album transmits with aid from marquee musicians Lorber, Rick Braun (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (saxophone) and Jimmy Haslip (bass). Ace session guitarists Dwight Sills and Michael Thompson, horns and horn section arrangements from David Mann and drummer Gary Novak bolster the outing. However, it is Bradley's two-toned articulations that make his communiques unique. He floats like a butterfly on piano oeuvres and stings like a bee during maelstroms of thundering organ that deliver the knockout punch with both instrumental "voices" often registering devastating 1-2 combinations in the same round.

The Southern California native who recently returned from performing aboard Koz's sold-out all-star Alaskan cruise will play a November 23 concert date at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Below is a smattering of the initial album reviews of "Can You Hear Me":

"It is a seriously good album for serious jazz fans." - Smooth Jazz Therapy

"This high-voltage fusion-laden production from pianist/keyboardist/composer Patrick Bradley is of the usual high quality you can expect from the artist...Can You Hear Me packs a serious wallop and lands another blow for fusionists everywhere... Bradley has another gem that should easily climb the charts." - The Smooth Jazz Ride

"The diversity of this recording also reveals Bradley's growth as a musician and collaborator...His songwriting is more reflective and inspired while his choice of guest musicians have also given his sound a more accessible feeling." - AXS

"He's (Bradley) assembled an A Team of fellow smooth jazzers - amongst them Jeff Lorber (who also produced the set), Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Eric Marienthal and Jimmy Haslip. With a crew like that on board you'd expect nothing but the classiest of smooth jazz and that's exactly what you get across the ten Bradley-penned tunes." - Soul and Jazz and Funk

"A very nice find!" - Keys & Chords

Please visit www.PatrickBradleyMusic.com for more information.

More Information: http://www.PatrickBradleyMusic.com

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