This second EP CD release from homegrown instrumentalist-songwriter-producer J Gulli is a follow-up to his debut release "Into the Light" which was a musical offering of transition, growth, and inspiration within a smooth jazz-soul fusion package.
"Chillin in December" is an all instumental excursion about the sights and sounds of the Windy City experience and influence.
Gulli's contemporary new age-soul-jazz fusion delivers a breezy interpretational tribute to Chicago-born icon musician-producer, Quincy Jones on "A Tribute to Q" that exhibits a pupils careful attention to his idols musical style and texture that he weaves his own composition.
David Schultz of the North Lawndale Community News on the title track "Chillin in December" writes "an infectious steppers groove cut that is an instant crowd pleaser that deserves airplay and club sampling."Chicago Express" captures your imagination as to the frantic pace of the Windy City people, their attitude, and travels.
J Gulli's "Chillin in December" clearly shows the musical affection he has for his hometown and its people. And his keyboard wizardry is on point and considering he is the lone musician working on his computer generated instruments, there is a consistency with his fusion sound that warrants some attention as an artist on the rise with musical stamina within his production.