Here We Go Again is a Contemporary Gospel CD. Fostina Dixon is a composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxes; flute; and clarinet. Fostina Dixon aka " Saxophone Queen" was nominated as one of the top female jazz artists Worldwide. Fostina is no stranger in the Jazz and R&B scene. She played extensively with Marvin Gaye, Abbey Lincoln, Melba Liston, Frank Foster, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne and James Blood Ulmer to name a few of the greats.
Fostina has won many awards including most recently: The Delaware Division of the Arts Award for Established Professional Jazz Composition; The Christi Awards; Outstanding Arts Educator. Fostina Dixon & Winds Of Change is a group that has been together for over twenty years and has traveled Worldwide.
American Women in Jazz said, "she is a player
of impeccable control and skills with... highly
independent ideas...as a composer she
is described by Dr. Antoinette Handy, in her
book Black Women in American Bands as
"a true original."
The Here We Go Again CD started with a new profound relationship with her Lord. It is an array of music and life experiences. Gospel and Jazz music lovers young and old will find something they can identify with.
1. "Count It All Joy" with a hip hop flair mixed with funk and jazz comes from James 2: 1-2. When you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ you should love one another without judgment and favor towards one group over the other because of superficial worldly identifications. Christ paid the price for us all. "Count It All Joy" has an upbeat hip-hop swing to it that makes your head pop when you move with the rhythm. The song liberates and transforms your mind to war against the lies and seek the truth.
2. " Here We Go Again" is a beautiful ballad confirming where your strength and source is from.
3. Bless The Name of Jesus is a medium R&B groove with a Latin flair. Get your dancing on in the vamp.
4. Lord's Been So Good is a feel good song. It has some old school qualities of Mavis Staples in the melody with a funky urban sound.
5. The Prayer of Jabez from Chronicles 4:10 is a tribute to Marvin Gaye. The R&B rhythms with, the influence of Baba Kenyattaa on African drums, and Jesus Canales playing Latin percussion takes the prayer to praise. The vamp moves the praise into the spontaneous playing of Fostina improvising, releasing, and being free.
This is Gospel music influenced by Jazz and R&B; it is soul stirring, upbeat, funky and you can dance and pop your fingers.