Award-Winning Pianist Barry D. Releases New Project, Born To Play.
Nashville, TN – TAQA Records USA is pleased to announce that today, October 30, 2007, marks the release of Born To Play, the newest instrumental project by award-winning pianist Barry D. and the follow-up to his 2005 Dove Award-nominated release, Handprint. A perfect backdrop for work and leisure, Born to Play blends pop, funk and both smooth and acoustic jazz vibes, creating rich texture and heart-gripping melodies that tell a story. The album is produced by Barry D. (Rain) and co-mixed by Barry D. and Josh McDonnell (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Queen Latifah).
“With this new album, Born to Play, I’m telling the story of my life—my hardships, my pain, my triumphs and victories,” Barry D. relates.
A Stellar Award and 2 Time GMA Dove Award nominee, winner of the gospel category in the prestigious Billboard songwriting contest and a finalist the distinguished John Lennon songwriting contest and a Nominee in both the 2007 Independent Music Awards and the Los Angeles Music Awards, Barry D.’s musical accomplishments have caught the ears of the Smooth Jazz industry as well as the CCM market. His strong chops have afforded the pianist the opportunity to work with many of the up-and-coming jazz giants in New York’s ritzier clubs, but it is his versatility that has captured the attention of some of the biggest names in the music industry. Fans will recognize his signature riffs on records by R. Kelly, David Foster, Mario Winans, Anastacia, Donna Summer, Linda Eder, Nothing but the Girl, Robin S., Changing Faces and Junior Vasquez. Barry D. has performed at Carnegie Hall and has shared the stage with such outstanding performers as Phil Collins, Phil Keaggy, Sister Sledge, Natalie Grant, Nicole C. Mullen, Selah, Jaci Velasquez and Anointed. His songs have been recorded by popular recording artists, including gospel legend Marvin Sapp.
Barry D.’s Born To Play is available on TAQA Records USA, a division of TAQA Entertainment. TAQA Records USA launched in 2001, presenting a unique brand of uncompromising music, an eclectic blend of artists and hit production. For more information on Barry D. and his new album, Born To Play, visit www.taqarecordsusa.com.