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Journey With Us

by The Cates Fomin Project

Smooth, urban, jazz, sultry, soul.
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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1. Sloushai (Listen Up)
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2. Smooth Cruise
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3. Breath Of My Soul
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4. Journey With Us
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5. Intro to Windmills
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6. Windmills
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7. A Vow/Live
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8. Try A Little Tenderness
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9. I'll Try Something New
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10. Sydney's Song
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11. Tell Me The Truth
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12. Just One Kiss/Live
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13. Nica's Dream
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Demo Cates: Singer, sax player, composer and actor. Some of Cates’ writing credits include music and lyrics for the animated television series “The Busy World of Richard Scary”, “The New Adventures of Paddington Bear” and “Caillou”.Cates has earned the respect of Jazz musicians at home and abroad with his visionary method and superlative talents. Grown and developed in Detroit Michigan but exposed and revered in Toronto, Cates is a mature Musician and Vocalist who in his words, 'plays on emotions and allows the sax and his voice to translate inspiration in smooth and sensuous sounds’. In 2005 Cates released “Smooth…Try Something New”. The single “I’ll Try Something New” reached and stayed No.1 on the Wave 94.7 Smooth Jazz Charts for two weeks. The CD was nominated for the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards that year as well as Cates for Vocalist and Instrumentalist of the year.

Stan Fomin: Born in Ukraine, classically trained in piano, music theory and composition. Upon arriving in Canada, he rounded up his education by studying contemporary film scoring and production with Glenn Morley at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He has scored music for Alliance Atlantis, CBC Nelvana, YTV,Barna-Alper Productions. His orchestrating and arranging work includes CD "Classics Go Pop" for Parry Music ( BMG), two musicals "The Forest Song' and "Little Printce" for Nazarov National Theatre in Moscow, Broadway Songs book published by Hal Leonard. In 2005, Stan released his first CD Smooth Session, showcasing as a composer, arranger and performer. The track Flight 111 made it to number one on the Wave 94.7 Smooth Jazz Charts for 3 weeks.
Stan was nominated in the "keyboardist of the year" category at the 2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

Now combining their talents with “The Cates Fomin Project”, Demo Cates and Stan Fomin capture the listener’s attention and guide them on a musical journey that touches the heart and lets emotion flow freely.
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Dennis Poole

Editor/Smooth Jazz Therapy
...Formin’s spellbinding piano introduction unlocks the door to Cates mellow interpretation of the Legrand classic ‘Windmills’ and their sensitive rendition of the timeless ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ is, without question, a classy piece of work. That said, the albums best track is arguably ‘Sidney’s Song’. Dedicated to all children with Downs Syndrome this tender self penned instrumental finds Cates and Fomin at their spectacular best.

Frank Nakashima


If you love great smooth jazz, you'd be crazy not to buy this recording. These guys are monster talents with chops to burn. Cates and Fomin are the "Real Deal."

Scott O'Brien

SmoothJazz.com Review
Demo Cates and Stan Fomin are both huge Smooth Jazz stars in Canada, with impressive credentials, not the least of which are numerous Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards nominations and #1 hits on the Wave 94.7 (Windsor, Ontario) Playlist. Now these two amazing talents have formed The Cates Fomin Project and it’s proving to be greater than the sum of its parts. Their new release, JOURNEY WITH US, is filled with sensuous and emotional performances that will surely impress you as much as they do me. The soulful vocals and sax work from Detroit-born Demo Cates, together with the brilliant keyboard work from Ukrainian-born Stan Fomin (both Toronto-based now) capture the essence of what makes the Smooth Jazz format so compelling and listenable! From the fresh new version of Cates’ hit single “I’ll Try Something New” and the live version of the equally-delightful “Just One Kiss,” this time with a Caribbean vibe, to Stan’s sensitive piano work on the instrumental “Sydney’s Song,” dedicated to all children with Downs Syndrome, this is a collection deep in rhythmic, melodic and textural variety. JOURNEY WITH US from The Cates Fomin Project is not only a perfect fit for today’s Smooth Jazz, but also for any discerning music lover’s collection!