HarlemWorks is a potpourri of stunning talent. Mr. Foote has gathered and garnered together, on one CD, many intensely dynamic performers, each with their unique, profound and intriguing contribution.
Whether working behind the scenes scoring films and TV commercials, or teaming up with iconic artists such as Smokey Robinson, Billy Cobham, Maxwell, Wu Tang, P Diddy’s Bad Boy artists and of course Blood Sweat and Tears, super producer Gary Foote's whirlwind life of music has propelled and impelled him to over 75 countries, enthralling audiences on six continents.
The title track highlights the talents of Matt King, considered one of the top jazz pianists of his generation.
“That's Real” features Stan "Everyman" Thompson who introduces us to the cool, silky sweetness of his enraptured voice.
Gary's scintillating mastership of the bass is showcased in the Chick Corea classic "Got a Match".
Jenny Douglas infuses her indelible spritely spirit in the infectious and impish, "Come on Over".
On “Way Feelin’ You", Mr. Foote recalls the first time he heard Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley sing, and their mutual admiration is shared in this collaboration.
Lenny Kravitz's horn section, Ludovic Louis and Harold "Saxpimp" Todd, are the focus on the provocative and moody “How Long Should I Wait for You?”
Gary's Blood Sweat and Tears & Smokey Robinson bandmates are spotlighted in the jumping, jamming, jangling, party-popping "Uncle Herb".
New York’s legendary guitarist, Ronny Drayton, as well as Harlem mainstays Ron Grant, Vivian Sessoms, GTO, and Andre Smith, bring their own diverse musical voices, which Mr. Foote orchestrates into a velvety smooth crescendo on the exciting new age jazz fusion, “Everything U Need.”
Often heralded as the world’s greatest harmonica player, Rob Paparozzi guests on Harlem’s own Duke Ellington's classic, "In a Sentimental Mood".
Take in the deepness of this celebration of the world of Gary Foote, for all agree that HarlemWorks is a work of art, a slice of time, played out to titillate our memories and charm our hearts.
To listen to HarlemWorks is to love it, so let’s begin the love now.