Having shared concert billing with the likes of Dave Koz and Jay Soto, saxophonist Neamen (pronounced “Nee-Amen”) Lyles is a young recording artist on the rise. If featuring Jeff Lorber, Brian Simpson, Mel Brown, Ray Reindeau and Rayford Griffin on his debut album doesn’t impress, the seamless flow of the tracks in “So Free” will.
Produced by contemporary jazz favorite Jay Soto, “So Free” is a carefully crafted experience that reflects an amazingly mature musical palette and is designed to appeal to a wide audience. What makes his sound different from the other young lions on the music scene is Neamen’s unique ability to quickly connect with the heart of the song. "My songs are about hope, excitement, inspiration and fun. My music conveys fun and entertainment that anyone can enjoy, while displaying that I'm a highly skilled musician, creative and full of passion,” said Neamen with his infectious smile.
His earnest approach to the music hasn’t gone unnoticed by reviewers or radio. Tucson Lifestyle proclaimed, “It’s often remarked how close a saxophone sounds to the human voice … and Neamen Lyles can really make the instrument sing.” Adding to the energy, the debut single “Candy” reached the Top 50 on the SmoothJazz.com chart. Additionally, this hardworking musician has recorded music for the beloved “Dr. Who” television show.
The next single to be released for national airplay is the album namesake “So Free,” which is written by Jay Soto and Neamen Lyles. Guest stars include Mel Brown (bass), Anthony Morra (drums) and Jay Soto (guitar, keyboards and programming). The warm tones of Neamen’s saxophone on this uplifting song will inspire you to listen to even more of this phenomenal young talent and is destined to be a radio hit. For more information on Neamen Lyles and “So Free,” please visit www.neamen.com.
“SO FREE sounds like an album you’d expect from the most seasoned and respected sax players in the genre today.” - Scott O’Brian, SmoothJazz.com
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