"Cookin' in East L.A."
NEW Release August 1, 2009
MEKIEL REUBEN (musician/ composer/ producer)
Mekiel Reuben former saxman for the legendary R&B Icon "Ike Turner release his fifth solo album "Cookin' in East L.A."
on the MekMuse Record label. He open the cd with "Ain't Nobody" a Chaka Khan classic. Mekiel said he wanted to give this new cd a kick with some slick originals and a combination of classic R&B covers like "Baby come to me" (James Ingrim & Patti Austin),"I keep forgettin",(Michael McDonald) "Too Hot"(Kool & the Gang) nice soft rock "Operator" Jim Croce The Chicago born native became interested in music at the early age of eight when his mom gave him a guitar for Christmas. At the age of 15 he began studying music and woodwinds under Louis Gray, high school band director (Crane HS). He moved to the Caribbean where he continued to pursue his musical career. After several years of touring and playing with several theatrical/dance companies in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mekiel returned to the United States and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Mekiel's explosive saxophone style has been compared to the likes of Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine and John Klemmer. When you listen to his music, it glide you on a journey from his United States jazz roots to his fruitful life in the Caribbean.
Mekiel has shared stages with so many musicians on festivals and concert venues throughout North America (United States and Canada) and Europe featuring acts such as Bunny Wailer, Ziggy Marley, Maxi Priest, Third World, Steel Pulse, Inner Circle , Burning Spear, UB 40, Lenny Williams, Barbara Morrison, The Jazz Crusader, Les Mc Canns, Marcus Miller ,Chaka Khan, Gino Vanelli, Dr. John, Tyrone Davis, Etta James, Phil Perry, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Ronnie Laws and a host of others. So keep your eyes open and ears tuned for this musician / producer / composer,
Mekiel Reuben to be the next new rising smooth jazz artist.
Award : 2006 TOP MUSIC ARTIST award - Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival
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MekMuse Records releases to his credit:
(1994) “Miles Away” (a dedication to Miles Davis)
(1996), “Simply Peaceful”
(2000) “Shadows of Love”
(2005) “Hangin in the Moonlight.”
(2009) Cookin' in East L.A. August 1, 2009
2002) Live at Montreux Jazz Festival
The Resurrection of Ike Turner and
the Kings of Rhythm, on the French
label Isabel Records Blues Power series
(M Williams-tenor sax)