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Brian Simpson Set to Release 'Just What You Need' April 23

Apr 11 2013

Keyboardist, composer and producer Brian Simpson will release his fifth solo album entitled Just What You Need on April 23, 2013 via Shanachie Records.  Well known for his role as the Musical Director for saxophonist Dave Koz for almost two decades, Simpson has also worked with artists like Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Peter White.  He is joined on Just What You Need by guitarists Jonathan Butler and Marc Antoine and saxophonists Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Elan Trotman.  Brian shares, "What makes this CD different from my previous ones is that I collaborated with some new young composer/producers at the inception of the project.  Nicholas Cole is the youngest of these composers (nineteen years old), and I was so happy with the songs we did together.  I think I was able to make a CD that had my signature style yet also has the fresh spirit of these young jazz music producers."  Simpson's next concert performance will be at the Tri C Jazz Festival in Cleveland, OH on April 20.    

Last changed: Apr 11 2013 at 7:11 AM

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