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The World is Mine

by Morgan Bouldin

A fresh new collection of modern, hip smooth jazz grooves, tinged with elements of R&B and Brazilian funk.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. The World is Mine Morgan Bouldin
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2. All Day Long Morgan Bouldin
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3. My Groove Morgan Bouldin
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4. More Bounce to the Ounce Morgan Bouldin
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5. Faz Frio Morgan Bouldin
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6. Get Here Morgan Bouldin
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7. Slave Beat morgan Bouldin
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8. Jazz Music Box Morgan Bouldin
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9. U Know What Time It Is Morgan Bouldin
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10. Kyle's Groove Morgan Bouldin
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11. Tudo Bem Morgan Bouldin
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12. My Groove (Short Version) Morgan Bouldin
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13. All Night Long (Reprise) Morgan Bouldin
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14. The World is Mine (Short Version) Morgan Bouldin
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Smooth Jazz/R&B artist Morgan Bouldin has released his third album, The World is Mine, on the Heart Sound label. The World is Mine is the long awaited follow-up to his 2001 release; Wide Open Spaces that garnered critical acclaim with the Afro-fusion hit Washing the Spears. The World is Mine continues in this groundbreaking tradition with a fresh new collection of modern, hip smooth jazz grooves, tinged with elements of R&B and Brazilian funk. The fourteen track album explores new musical territory with selections all written, performed and produced by Bouldin, as well as a neo-soul, penetrating rendition of the classic Oleta Adams tune, "Get Here" and a heart-stopping, rocking cover of the old school classic "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Roger Troutman and Zap.

Using the world as his canvass, Bouldin weaves a soundtrack-like collage inspired from his travels to France and Brazil as well as his native Texas roots. Writing his own CD liner notes, Bouldin explains how these experiences shaped the music. "From the first time I visited Brazil, he notes, "I was simply hooked". " The music, the sun, beaches and people captured my heart and before I knew it, I had even learned their language." This is displayed with the song "Tudo Bem" a bit of Brazilian funk where Bouldin showcases his knowledge of Portuguese along with his smooth, silky vocals. Other notable tracks include All Day Long, Slave Beat, Jazz Music Box and Kyle's Groove. Bouldin's effort is further enhanced by some of Houston's most talented musicians including Kyle Turner, Joe Carmouche, Kelly Dean, Frank Lacy, Ken Mondshine, Kym Smith and Paula Adams.

The keyboardist extraordinaire hails from Houston where he has worked in the jazz and R&B circles over the last twenty years. He launched his independent Heart Sound label in 1996 to promote and market his original music and has found a niche for his music through direct sales at performances, mailing list, word of mouth, his website and continous airplay by KTSU. He has been a regular fixture at some of Houston's finest venues including The Red Cat, the Wunderbar, Tokyohana Sushi Bar and Tommy's Steakhouse.


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Sandy Shore/Smooth Jazz.com


Somethin' funky going on here... Smooth Jazz/R&B recording artist Morgan Boudin gets all up in the groove on his third release, THE WORLD IS MINE. I just love this project.... From beginning to end... It's soulful, rich, deep and all the while as smoooooth as can be. Modern, hip Smooth Jazz grooves, tinged with elements of R&B and Brazilian funk. Fourteen tracks in all, with the exception of a killer cover of Brenda Russell's "Get Here," and Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce," Morgan is responsible for the composition, arrangement and production of the rest. Heavily influenced by his travels to Brazil, THE WORLD IS MINE reflects much of what the artist absorbed. "I was simply hooked... The music, the sun, the beaches and the people all captured my heart and before I knew it, I had even learned their language." he says." This is displayed on "Tudo Bem" where Morgan showcases his Portuguese along with his smooth, silky vocals. In addition to his vocals, programming and exceptional keyboard work, some of the Houston's A-List players are on board. Other tracks that stand out for Smoothjazz.com and our SmoothLounge.com include the velvety title track, the chilled, "Know What Time It Is," the smooth, "My Groove, " and the jamming "Jazz Music Box." Some ten years ago he created his independent Heart Sound Records music label to market his music and we're only sorry that it took us this long to discover such a talent. Take our advice, and don't wait!

Katrina-Kasey Wheeler


Morgan Bouldin has been in the music business for the past twenty years. Bouldin is from Houston Texas and has worked in the R&B and jazz genres. In 1996 he launched his independent Heart Sound label. His latest release, “The World Is Mine” is the third release for the smooth jazz/R&B artist Morgan Bouldin. This newest album is equally as creative as his previous two releases. Every track has been written, performed and produced by Morgan Bouldin. Bouldin greatly appreciates various cultures and this love for world music is reflected in his songs. Bouldin has written his CD liner notes and explains the stories behind each track. “The World Is Mine” is the title first track. Kym Smith’s vocals and Bouldin’s smooth piano skills are mesmerizing. “All Day Long” is suave and funky with an infectious melody. Bouldin narrates in his liner notes that “My Groove” is “the result of what I call a spontaneous combustion because I literally wrote this song in minutes. I named it my groove because I think it typifies my style with tight, funky drum patterns and deep, low, syncopated bass patterns and repetitive keyboard riffs and arrangements with chordal harmonies.” “More Bounce To The Ounce” highlights what a gifted artist Morgan Bouldin really is. He seemingly effortlessly blends R&B with jazz and it works. “Faz Frio” is a alluring interlude. According to the liner notes, “They help the writer to better tell his story more subtly. As a composer, you not only want a person to listen and enjoy your music, you also want them to think about it. This is the greatest compliment any artist can get."The interlude seamlessly segues into Bouldin’s rendition of the timeless Oleta Adams tune. The next track “Slave Beat” is “in commemoration to the African slaves that first landed on the beaches of Salvador, Brazil.” “Jazz Music Box” is a dub of the Santana hit, “Black Magic Woman” and the Blackbird’s “Walking In Rhythm.” This track is slick and sizzling. The album continues with the tracks, “U Know What Time It Is”, “Kyle’s Groove”, “Tudo Bem”, “My Groove (short version)”, “All Night Long (reprise)”, The World Is Mine (short version).”
“The World Is Mine” is a brilliant endeavor, and I highly recommend that you add this to your collection it will broaden your horizons and you will have a new found appreciation for the various types of world music. Key tracks to listen for, “The World Is Mine," “My Groove," “Faz Frio (interlude),” “Get Here” and “Jazz Music Box.” Tracks: The World Is Mine, All Day Long, My Groove, More Bounce To The Ounce, Faz Frio (Brazilian Interlude), Get Here, Slave Beat, Jazz Music Box, U Know What Time It Is, Kyle’s Groove, Tudo Bem, My Groove (Short Version), All Night Long (Reprise), The World Is Mine (Short Version)

Dorothy L. Hill


Morgan Bouldin resides in Houston, Texas, but his music encompasses the landscape of the world, most prominently Brazil and France. Bouldin wrote the liner notes to this CD and goes into extensive explanations about each tune. It is enlightening to read this kind of detail (although most people I know will need a flashlight and magnifying glass). The title cut, "The World Is Mine," features a lush background vocal by Kym Smith, and Bouldin plays a Roland RD600 keyboard with an acoustic piano patch that threads through the suave melody beautifully. "All Day Long" is in the groove with a multilayered instrumentation and a Latin- tinged melody with a snippet of refreshingly straight-ahead guitar solo by Joe Carmouche. Bouldin lays claim to being an "old-school funkateer" at heart, and the tune "More Bounce to the Ounce" is an example of how good funk can be. "Faz Frio (Brazilian Interlude)" leads into "Get Here" for an introspective piece that engulfs one in the lovely melody. "Jazz Music Box" has an intense repetitive chant by Paula Adams and a funky syncopated rhythm which is mesmerizing. Bouldin handles a little Portuguese on lead vocals on "Tudo Bem," and the percussion interpretation by Joe Pagliso dominates the fervent rhythm. Of the fourteen cuts on this CD, the last three are reprised ("All Night Long" is a remix of "All Day Long") and do not really add anything more interesting to what was done in the first place. Nevertheless, this CD is innovative smooth Jazz of consequence. It is a project of immense artistry that transcends the genre of smooth Jazz.

Kevin Jones


This CD was off the chain, I advise any smooth jazz lover to BUY IT !!!!!!!