"Funky JazzyRap with a message 4 all or just sit back and let the groove make you move, cause you gotta put on
your dancin shoes"!
The Mercy Mercy Mercy/Georgia On My Mind medley was recorded over 10 years ago for a demo tape. I was listening to
the tape one day and Jay Klum's rendition of "Georgia"
blew me away, I just had to share this with you.
Though the tape was in bad condition, I felt the music of Jay (vocal & keys) and Paul Ramsey (bass), my freind since
I was 5 years old, over shine the tape recording quality.
I played with Jay for many years in Tokyo and Paul and I
grew up playing music together in Queens, NY. Well......... to make a long story short, I thought it would be a special treat for you and us to finally have something
on record together, that we could share with you.
I really hope you may get some pleasure from "KICKIN IT".
Cecil Monroe was born in Woodside, New York, on August 25, 1955. He received his first drum set at the age of 14.
His elder sister, Rai, influenced him in Rock, R&B and Fusion, while his mother, Eunice, and father, George,
played an important role in influencing him to a wide range
of Jazz. Cecil's younger brother, Ron, is also a
professional bassist, performing in New York.
Cecil, for the most part, is a self-taught musician,
although he did study for some time at Harlem's Jazz Mobile
Workshop, under the direction of the late Fredrick Waits.
In 1978 Cecil came to Japan, after joining the Air Force.
While in Japan he began playing with local musicians,
which led to a long music career in Tokyo, after seperating
from the Air Force.
Being influenced by a variety of music, has rewarded Cecil
versitility, power and sensitivity to play a vast range of
music, (Jazz, Rock, Funk, etc.).
He is recording and performing throughout Japan and