Eric Daniel and Friends Release new CD "Old Sax Nu Soul"
After 30 years of playing sax and flute all over the world with top artists such as Natalie Cole, Paul Young, Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari, Carl Anderson, Randy Crawford and many others, saxman Eric Daniel, together with DJ/producer Luca Cucchetti and an All-Star line-up of "Friends", is droppin’ some very cool, very sexy nu soul grooves in his first solo album: "Eric Daniel and Friends, Old Sax Nu Soul".
And it’s about time!
It all started two years ago, at least the first session happened back then.(It seems like only yesterday...)
In truth how can you say exactly when a project starts. All the people involved move through their lives, meeting each other, becoming friends and evolving individually until something happens that brings them all together, a catalyst, this project. The mixture was right, a spark flashed and BOOM, you tell me. Just Nature’s way I guess!
Each of the 16 tracks is a journey in itself, yet the best way to listen to it is as a kind of Urban R&B/Nu Soul suite that progressively pulls you “…deeper than deep, down to the place where the soul folk’s meet”, as Nigerian master story teller, Dr.Feelx so aptly describes the vibe in his intro to the title track “Old Sax, Nu Soul”.
Soulful, soulful, soulful is what oh so fine and Divine Jenny B is about on the title track’s lead vocal, not to mention veteran Orlando Johnson’s soul and gospel inspired backing vocals. New York bass man Tim Fritz keeps everything in the pocket as always. Of course Eric is there too, in the role of “Old Saxman” in the story.
“The Ghetto”, a true urban soul odyssey into a free blowing soundscape , is getting strong response from local radio airplay in the Eternal City.
It’s been previewing in exclusive at Rome's leading Urban Black Music station (Radio Centro Suono, 101.3fm). The anticipation is building day by day...the question on everyone's lips is "where can I buy it?"
Find out what everybody's so excited about!