Steve Raybine | In the Driver's Seat

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In the Driver's Seat

by Steve Raybine

smooth jazz, melodic pop, R & B with Latin influences
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Step It Up
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2. You've Got It All
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3. Hummingbird
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4. Coffee Break
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5. Strut Your Stuff
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6. You Don't Love Me Anymore
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7. Sugar
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8. Vibrafunk
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9. Night And Day
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10. Summertime
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11. What You Won't Do For Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Steve Raybine is a nationally known virtuoso vibraphonist who has earned a reputation
for his exciting live performances and melodically-appealing and rhythmically-compelling
original contemporary jazz compostions. Raybine’s unique and refreshing musical sound
and style is captivating jazz audiences throughout the United States and Europe. Labeling
Raybine as a jazz-only artist would be a huge mistake. He is equally talented at Funk,
R&B, Pop and Latin sounds. You’ll only have to listen to his music once to understand
why the Independent Artist Registry (www.independentartistregistry.com/steveraybine)
selected Raybine over thousands of other artists.

As the co-founder, co-musical director, and performer/composer of the critically-acclaimed
progressive jazz ensemble AURACLE, he toured the United States and Europe and recorded
two albums (Glider and City Slickers) on Chrysalis Records. During his eight-year tenure with Auracle, Raybine performed at
the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland; Frankfurt Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, Germany; the Sopot Jazz Festival in
Sopot, Poland and numerous jazz venues in Los Angeles. Raybine’s freelance
performance credits include Ed Shaughnessy, Dizzy Gillespie, Rick Braun,
Ndugu Chancler, Michael Feinstein, Jack Jones, Roger Williams, Karrin
Allyson, Dave Brubeck and as an opening act for Stanley Jordan. Raybine
is a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) composer, an artist and clinician
with Ludwig/Musser, endorses Mike Balter Mallets, and is the owner of SAR
Music, LLC and BAD KAT Records, LLC.

Raybine’s music has been featured on over eighty national and international radio stations.
In addition, his music has been showcased on the nations #1 smooth jazz online radio
station, www.smoothjazz.com, and XM satellite radio. eis first Ca release was entitled
“Steve Raybine: Balance Act.” His second CD, “Bad Kat Karma,” was released in
late June, 2005, on BAD KAT Records, LLC. It was listed as one of the top 50 jazz CD’s
in the U.K. for 2005 on the radio show, Fusion Flavors. His new critically-acclaimed CD
release is entitled “In The Driver’s Seat,” also on BAD KAT Records. Steve and his
band have played jazz festivals and venues throughout the United States. For further
information about Raybine’s music and performing dates, please visit his website at
www.steveraybine.com.


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Trent C. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Smooth and relaxing blend of jazz and soul
"In the Driver's Seat," by multi-talented and well-seasoned musician Steve Raybine, is a relaxing album that blends the smooth sounds of jazz with soul, and adds a Latin music element. The CD opens with instrumental tracks that accentuate the artist's raw talent on the vibraphone. Toward the middle, though, the pace picks up and the artist even throws in some toe-tapping funk. The track "You Don't Love Me Anymore" showcases tasteful and classic female vocals that emulate the original soul singers of the '60s. "Sugar" is a track that displays musical mastery. The upscale high-hat beat and melodic organ are both dominated by the artist's acumen on the vibraphone, creating a beautiful song. Overall, jazz is only the base for this album. It is mixed with various other genres of music which gives the listener a great opportunity to sample many different styles and collaborations.