||Faces & Names CD (2002)
Michael Vail Blum songs Principally recorded at Kingsway Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Could it be that after all those years in Soul Asylum, Dave Pirner has been harboring a secret desire to become a soul man? Actually, it may not be that deep a secret, since his band once recorded a cover of Marvin ...
||Pearls CD (2008)
Michael Vail Blum CD discography Soul Jazz pianist Gail Johnson takes her cues from the innovations of artists like Lonnie Liston Smith and Horace Silver, who fused the demanding virtuosity and playful chord structures of bop with the metronomic pulse of classic soul music. On PEARLS, Johnson supplements these influences with a smattering of electronic textures, hip-hop influenced drum programming, and even some of the meditative moods of classic smooth jazz, making for a surprisingly eclectic and rewarding listen.
Photographer: Nick Spanos.
Personnel: Gail Jhonson (piano, keyboards, programming, drum programming); Nelson Braxton (guitar, keyboards); F. Clark-Kent, Paul Rayner-Brown (guitar); Marion Meadows (saxophone); Donald Tavie, Travis Milner, James K. Lloyd , James Lloyd (keyboards, drum programming); Sekou Bunch (bass instrument); L. Taylor, L. Cheryl ...