Concord Jazz is proud to announce the release of Italian singer Patrizio Buanne’s newest album, Patrizio. Having sold over one million albums worldwide, and already making a mark on the UK album charts with his first two albums of Italian standards, the Italian crooner now releases his third album. Known for his engaging and spectacular performances, Buanne will be touring in support of Patrizio.
Smooth jazz saxophonist and recording artist, Darron ‘The Sheriff’ McKinney, is proud to present his much awaited new CD, Feel Like Makin’ Love on Bluepie Records.
The 13-track CD, which is McKinney’s third, is a strong collection of songs that shows the broad talents of this giant artist. In addition to the title cut, recorded and made famous by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, the CD contains ‘Between the Sheets’ a big seller for the Isley Brothers. As always his trademark, McKinney shows his spiritual side by recording such inspirational songs as ‘Never Alone.’
Often called ‘The Sheriff,’ McKinney, who served 14 years as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff in Detroit and currently works as a police officer for the Detroit Public School District Police first made international news when he recorded a riveting song entitled, ‘A Call to Courage.’ McKinney (soprano saxophone) and Nichelle Colvin (vocals) performed the composition at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Candlelight Vigil held in Washington, DC in May, 2001. Prophetically, the song was performed four months prior to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, giving the composition a new meaning of patriotism. At the candlelight vigil, the two artists mesmerized 18,000 law enforcement officers and the families and friends of America’s fallen law officers. Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Sen. Trent Lott were among the attending dignitaries who were visibly moved by McKinney’s incredible musical salute, which can be viewed on Youtube by clicking here.
McKinney is the recipient of the Discovery Award, presented by BET Jazz, and has been compared to the late Grover Washington, Jr. by jazzreview.com.
Hugh Laurie is proud to present his debut album Let Them Talk. A glorious celebration of New Orleans blues, Let Them Talk unites Laurie’s musical talent with a very personal selection of standards and lost blues classics performed with his band of renowned musicians and some very special guest stars including Irma Thomas, Sir Tom Jones, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint (who contributes horn parts throughout the record). The album was produced by Joe Henry.