If you like smooth jazz featuring the Trumpet as the primary instrument with saxes and guitars then This One's 4U. If you're looking for excellently produced music with crystal clear sonic quality and professionally balanced mixes, This One's 4U. If you're looking for a variety of styles and moods, from latin jazz rhythms to soulful melodies, to silky ballads featuring dynamic female vocalists, then This One's 4U.
This CD is truly a work of art from the soul of a very talented musician. The only question anyone trying to decide if they want to buy it is do you buy Smooth Jazz? If you're a Smooth Jazz fan then This One's 4U.
Chieli Minucci called Bill McGee after receiving his copy and said "I'm really honored to have you re-record My Girl Sunday. The production is great and you have great chops Bill. If we're gigging in the same area I'll definitely call you up on stage - Thanks"
Here's what Cedric James of KWJZ 98.9 Seattle has to say:
"Bill McGee's debut is an impressive coming out. The arrangements are clean and smooth. It's becomes apparent that Bill is no new comer to the business with regards to the performances on this disc. His version of the Minucci hit "My Girl Sunday" is excellent as is Nadia's Theme. The stand-out track is the title song, "This One's 4U". Congratulations Bill you're on your way sir!"
Bill McGee says "My favorite is San Diego Sunset, it takes me to another place in time. I also really like People Make The World Go 'Round. LaLa is a really hip song that I wrote for my mother and I feel that I solo my best on This One's 4U... I got into the groove and couldn't stop... Over The Rainbow and Jesus Loves Me is a spiritual favorite because both songs mean a lot to me. Over The Rainbow is my secular favorite song of all time and Jesus Loves me is the way I feel. Day-Oh is a favorite because of it's complex brass layers and the way James Gates plays on this song. My Girl Sunday gets great reviews from everybody I know and James Holden really plays on that song... Over all I think the album is well worth the money. I've compared my CD to my favorite CD's by other artist and it stands up well to them all, it's clean and the performances are great. If you like Smooth Jazz buy it, I think you'll like it. God Bless" - Bill McGee
Bill McGee was born in Richmond, Virginia, raised in Brooklyn, New York, Petersburg, Virginia, Jefferson City, Missouri, and Atlanta, Ga. It was in Atlanta that he began to study music while in the seventh grade. He then attended the historic Booker T. Washington High School which was the first public high school in Gerorgia for African-Americans. Martin Luther King, Gladys Knight, Jean Carne, Dr. Louis Sullivan, Julian "Nipsie" Russell, Rory Calhoun, Elmo Spencer, and Gewn Torrence all attended this historic high school. While at Washington High School Bill McGee learned to seek musical excellence and to never settle for less than the best. That's why This One's 4U is an excellent debut solo album well worth the price. So, if you like Smooth Jazz that features great performances, a variety of styles, smooth sensual vocals, and crystal clear sound quality then - This One's 4U. BACK IN STOCK NOW!