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2010
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HEADS UP INTERNATIONALHUI-32029-02PROMOEUROPEALBUM PROMO2010
HEADS UP INTERNATIONAL (2)HAI-32029-02RUSSIAALBUMUNOFFICIAL RELEASE2010
HEADS UP INTERNATIONALHUI-32029-02USALBUM2010

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More Than Three Decades After His Earliest Recordings, Keyboardist And Composer Jeff Lorber Has Come Full Circle. His New Recording, Now Is The Time, Delves Back Into His Early Catalog And Reinvents Some Of The Most Compelling Compositions From The Jeff Lorber Fusion Heyday. As A Result, The Artist Once Again Makes A Bold Statement In The Evolution Of Jazz."We All Had A Vision Of What We Wanted This Record To Be," Says Lorber, Who Points To A Recent European Tour With Many Of These Same Musicians - And The Positive Response That Resulted From It - As The Primary Catalyst For The Album. "We Wanted A Return To The Sound Of The Jeff Lorber Fusion, But Informed By Everything I've Learned Since Then. All Of A Sudden, People Seem To Be Interested In Hearing That Again. They're Ready To Hear Musicians Who Can Really Play, Really Stretch The Envelope With Their Technique, With Their Songwriting, And With Harmonic Structure."In Some Ways, Now Is The Time Is A Culmination Of All That Has Come Before - And A Nod To The Raw Energy And Enthusiasm That Fueled The Music Of The Early Days. The Set Opens With A Reinterpretation Of Lorber's "Rain Dance," A Song That Has Been Sampled By Lil' Kim And Other Hip-hop Artists Since The Original Recording On The Water Sign Album In 1979. The Combination Of Vocals By Irene B And Trumpet By Randy Brecker - With Additional Brass By The Blood Sweat & Tears Horns - Provides A Fresh Look At An Early Jeff Lorber Fusion Classic.This New Incarnation Of The Jeff Lorber Fusion Includes Luminaries Like Bassist Jimmy Haslip (who Co-produced With Lorber And Bobby Colomby), Saxophonist Eric Marienthal, Trumpeter Randy Brecker, Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., And Drummers Vinnie Colaiuta And Dave Weckl.Calling This Set Of Refashioned Classics Now Is The Time Was No Accident, Says Lorber. The Album Represents A Transition In The Artist's Creative Perspective - One That Might Well Be A Reflection Of The Changes In The Audience's Perceptions As Well. "This Record Is A Clear Statement," He Says. "It Represents A Real Musical Shift Toward Something A Little Jazzier, And A Little More Exciting. The Title Has A Very Positive Thrust To It, And It Evokes A Certain Sense Of Being Serious And Taking Charge."


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