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Traffic Jam

by Stanley Baird

Smooth jazz with r&b and Latin flavor jazz fusion
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Footprints
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2. Golden
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3. Caribbean Queen
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4. I Want 2 Love You
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5. Flamin Hot
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6. Enjoy the Ride
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7. No Greater Love
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8. Traffic Jam
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9. Brazilian Beauty
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10. Ain't No Sunshine
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11. In Every Life
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12. Just Bob Your Head
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Stanley Baird - Biography
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TRAFFIC JAM


b. Stanley Baird, 9 February, Asheville, NC, USA. Stanley began playing saxophone in Jr. High, and formed his first band at the age of 14. He was influenced by Lou Donaldson, Gene Ammons, Stanley Turrentine, and later on by Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane. After a stint in the US Continental Army Band and completing a masters degree in music, Stanley ensued his career as a music educator. He has taught music in various school systems ranging from Jr. High through college, simultaneously leading a jazz band. In pursuit of perfecting his music talents, he studied composition and arranging in institutions such as Berkley College of Music, Manhattan School of Music and North Carolina Central University.
Stanley has shared the stage with artists such as Alex Bugnon, Kirk Whalum, Kim Waters, Donald Byrd, Najee, Richard Elliot and numerous others. In 1991 he formed The Stanley Baird Group, and since then he has released five albums. The first one, self-titled “Stanley Baird” was released under the Esquire Records label. “Stop, Look, Listen”, Cover to Cover, Stan’s Christmas and You Will Know were release on his own label.
Saxony Records.
Other releases on Saxony Records include “The Look of Love” by Debbie Taylor and “I’m 4 Real!!!” by Sandy Biles.
In order to promote and expose underprivileged youth of all ages to music appreciation, Stanley has created the STANLEY BAIRD YOUTH JAZZ FOUNDATION. His intentions to keep jazz alive through these rising, instrumentalists and vocalists.Since signing up with Armed Forces Entertainment The Stanley Baird Group has traveled to Japan,Okinawa,Korea Hawaii,Guam and the Marshall Islands.


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Jeff Tennenbaum

Great contemporary jazz
Stan, is probably Raleigh-Durham's best kept secret. On the first cut he brings a fresh new interpretation of Wayne Shorter's Footprints and the rest of the songs flow naturally from there. For those that have followed Stan over the last 15 years, his signature sax sound is evident throughout the recording while Stan's longtime bass player Marvin Mumford does an excellent job of perpetuating the smooth groove which works perfectly whether you are just relaxing or if you need something to keep you grooving when you are sitting in a traffic jam. Give this CD a listen, I highly recommend it.

Carol Harris

Wonderful
Wonderful work. bought it and loved it. You always poured your heart into music wether it was maching season music or concert music. Keep up the great work.

Lady D

Wonderful rhythms...enjoyed very much.
Wonderful rhythms to relax to...nice road music. Hats off to Mr. Baird's latest.
-Lady D

Lara

Dynamite!
Wonderfully blended Jazz and the beautiful melodic voice on "I Love You" wants to make me buy it now!