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  • Jonathan Widran

BRIAN SIMPSON, Something About You

If Smooth Jazz had an MVP award for versatility, keyboardist, composer and musical director extraordinaire, Brian Simpson, would be a perennial winner. As a sideman, he’s brought his spin of grace and funk to stars the likes of Janet Jackson, Dave Koz and George Duke. As a solo artist, with the release of his picture-perfect, eighth album, SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, he’s quickly adding to his extraordinary run of radio hits.

Simpson drives his catchy, sun-filled jazz melodies, and breezy soul ballads with a mix of in-the-pocket grooves, shuffling rhythms and exciting, percussive textures. Helping push Simpson’s trademark sonic energies to fresh, transcendent heights, are co-producer Steve Oliver, bassists Alex Al and Andre Berry and the dashing, dreamy trumpet of guest artist Ron King.

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