Music is a feeling… Dancing… Romancing… Relaxing… Reflecting…
Smooth Jazz lovers and funk fans will find it all in saxman Keith Jacobson’s breakout CD “I Wanna Be With You” -- a savory blend of fresh originals spiced with Keith’s unique renditions of some favorite classics.
From the hot cover of “Another Sad Love Song” to the feel good groove of “Little Talk” and the funky dance vibe of “Honey Doo”, he takes you on a cool and easy ride through the landscape of contemporary Smooth Jazz.
Sax great Eric Marienthal (Rippingtons, Chick Corea) is a co-producer and guest performer, giving Keith’s first project the solid influence of world class artistry.
“Keith Jacobson has a rare combination of gifts in his music. His unique playing style, beautiful tone and awesome technique combined with a fantastic collection of tunes make this a must-have CD. Keith's blend of fresh new songs and recognizable classics keep it fun and exciting to listen to from start to finish. Jeff McCullough's mixes are smooth and rich and he surrounds this project with a continuous stream of brilliant production ideas. The fresh approach to this CD made it a joy for me to be a part of and I know you'll love it too.” – Eric Marienthal
“San Diego sax man, Keith Jacobson hits the ground running with his exceptional break out CD, I WANNA BE WITH YOU. Jacobson nails all of the essential elements in creating a quality Smooth Jazz record, such as recording strong, melodic songs, creating compelling arrangements and delivering solid production values (credit to be shared with composer/producer Jeff McCullough). The title/first track draws the listener in for more. I WANNA BE WITH YOU has something for most jazz enthusiasts, from the persuasive title track, to the stunning and moody ballad, "Song For Allanah"... From the festive "Midnight In Brazil," to the fresh remake of "Another Sad Love Song." I WANNA BE WITH YOU is an outstanding effort and one that Smoothjazz.com is happy to be supporting.” - Sandy Shore, Smoothjazz.com