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Featuring GRAMMY hitmaker Paul Brown, guitarist Ray Parker Jr, keyboardists Joe Sample and Gregg Karukas, and drummer Harvey Mason
A rich, delicious blend of ten fiery tunes including 'Eg' White's "Leave Right Now" and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood"
Nothing wakes up food like hot sauce -- and nothing will wake up your ears like Jessy J's new album. A special blend of ten fiery tunes, this Hot Sauce is seasoned with authentic Latin zing and packed with real jazz flavor.
Set for release on September 6, 2011, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, the accomplished saxophonist/singer/composer's third album spotlights her collaborations with some of today's most prominent contemporary jazz musicians, including guitarists Paul Brown and Ray Parker Jr, keyboardists Joe Sample and Gregg Karukas, and drummer Harvey Mason of Fourplay. Hot Sauce showcases eight originals -- from mild to wild -- along with adventurous new arrangements of Francis Anthony 'Eg' White's pop hit "Leave Right Now" and Duke Ellington's jazz classic "In a Sentimental Mood."
Jessy returns to the studio with mentor and GRAMMY-winning hitmaker Paul Brown, who produced her acclaimed 2009 release, True Love. In addition to handling production duties, Brown co-writes and performs on the album. "I first met Paul in 2006, and we have a strong friendship," says Jessy. "Paul brings the best out in me. Our collaborations are highly productive, and they always sound amazing."
Drawing on a wealth of influences, Hot Sauce combines jazz with Latin rhythms and spotlights Jessy's stylish vocals and lush, sultry saxophone playing. "My previous recording, True Love, was an instrumental pop album," she says. "This time I had a chance to work with some legendary musicians, and I believe I was able to show my growth as an artist."
"Remember the Night" kicks off the album with its seductive melody floating over a softly percolating beat. "I've always loved the music of D'Angelo (the neo soul singer, songwriter and record producer), and he inspired me to try something with an after party or club vibe. I wanted this track to sound like a late night jam session. That's why I call it 'Remember the Night.'"
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