The Dangling Success is a New York based collective with a penchant for smoky groove drenched contemporary jazz. ‘City Life’ is as surprising as it is delightful and deserves to do well.
The Dangling Success is an all-instrumental smooth jazz band that maintains a steady groove throughout their recent release City Life. The picture invites you to a late night jazz club where you can unwind and find yourself in a place that you will want to remain. This CD is highly recommended listening for jazz fans and those that are looking for a nice musical getaway that will provide relaxation and many hours of enjoyment.
The Dangling Success has just become one of my favorite jazz outfits. City Life is definitely going into my Smooth Jazz collection along side albums by The Rippingtons, Paul Taylor and Eric Marienthal.
“The uncommon cross-genre spirit is what makes City Life most remarkable. The title track and “Catch the Groove” are the two compositions which are most explicit about integrating modern music’s liner approach into smooth jazz. The entire album could be described as smooth jazz that borders on the modern. At the end of the day, however, it’s the contemporary side of the divide which The Dangling Success riff on.”
“The Dangling Success, should it continue in this vein, is on course to becoming one of my favorite groups, just due to its most satisfying combination of great material, musicianship, and just knowing what "floats the boat" of most jazzers. If it hasn’t reached it yet (hard to believe), success should be within arm’s reach with quality like this.”
“The performances are electrifying, as Dr. Sax leaps onto pit sofas with the audience and stands on tables! Often dangle guitarist and bass player are boogying on the dance floor with the crowd...while never missing a note!”
“City Life is easy to fall in love with. I highly recommend the full-album experience because you won't want to break this one apart.”
”Warning! this music is an aphrodisiac for the spirit!” The Dangling Success’ website reads in bright red. I personally wouldn’t limit its effects to just the spirit, however. The tunes on the debut release CHILLED CHAMPAGNE may cut into sales of Viagra and Cialis! Radio agrees.”