Peak Records Release New Gerald Albright Album
(Published: June 23, 2008)
SAX VIRTUOSO GERALD ALBRIGHT PAYS HOMAGE TO STAX RECORDS ON NEW ALBUM SAX FOR STAX, AN 11-TRACK SOUL-INSPIRED ALBUM IN STORES THIS WEEK (JUNE 24).
This week Peak Records (Concord Music Group) will release Sax for Stax, the latest album from one of the most respected and sought after Jazz / R&B crossover saxophonists, Gerald Albright. Consisting of eight passionately rendered covers of Stax classics, plus three originals written with Memphis in mind, Sax for Stax pays tribute to the legendary Memphis-based record label that defined Southern soul from the 1950s to the mid 1970s, coinciding with Concord Music Group's re-launching of the Stax label, and also Stax's 50th anniversary.
Co-produced by Rex Rideout and featuring guest appearances from Earth Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey on 'Whatcha See is Whatcha Get' - a 1971 hit by vocal quintet The Dramatics, Will Downing on 'Never Can Say Goodbye' - a Top 5 hit for Isaac Hayes and R&B vocalist Ledisi, who duets with Albright on the Staple Singers classic 'Respect Yourself'.
Marking his eleventh solo project, authenticity and purity have always been crucial to Gerald Albright, especially on the soul music of Sax for Stax, which demands an all-natural approach. While paying homage to some of the most celebrated R&B classics in history, Albright manages to put his own signature twist on each song, only further solidifying his position as one of the most respected and sought after saxophonists to straddle the fence of jazz and R&B.
"Memphis is a great city from which many great musicians have made tremendous contributions to music." - Gerald Albright
More Information: http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/artists/Gerald-Albright/
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