Los Angeles based CJS Quintet returns with their second release on ConceptSound Music. Let's PLAY! evokes a wild ride on a winding road with its driving rhythms, soulful harmonies and ebullient solos.
CJSQ is saxophonist Chuck Johnson (Temptations, Billy Higgins,Bloodstone, Francisco Aguabella, Buddy Collette), trumpeter James Smith (Teddy Edwards, Ray Charles, Temptations, B.B. King), bassist Wendell Williams (Jimmy Scott, Teddy Edwards, Bobby Caldwell), pianist Al Daniels (Ronnie Laws, Gerald Albright) and drummer Anthony Davis (Dave Brubeck, Marcus Roberts).
"Together, the five artists bring back the soul that's missing in much of today's modern mainstream material." -Jim Santella, L.A. Jazz Scene
Let's PLAY! recorded in Pasadena, California at No-Sound Studio by Nolan Shaheed (Marvin Gaye, Count Basie, Stevie Wonder).
"CJS Quintet and its music are built to last." -Kirk Silsbee