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Seasons Change

by Fertile Ground

A blend of soul, jazz and world rhythms; the band has performed with everyone from Jill Scott to Confunkshun.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Rise
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2. Freedom
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3. Seasons Change
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4. THe Moment
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5. Like Poetry
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6. Dance
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7. Culture Bandits
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8. Illumination
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9. One Mo Gin
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10. 6/8
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11. More To Life
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12. Drive
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13. Take Me Higher
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14. Come To Me
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15. I Remember You
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16. Star People
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Album Notes
Fertile Ground emerged as a quartet in Baltimore during the spring of 1997. The band was founded and is lead by Keyboardist/Song writer James Collins. Coupled with the phenomenal voice of Navasha Daya and rhythmic stylings of drummer Marcus Asante, the band created a versatile sound, which has become their unique signature.

In 1998 Fertile Ground released their debut album "Field Songs" through Collins' independent Label Blackout Studios. The recording was an instant classic on the Jazz/Soul Market. The album featured beautiful ballads like "Ghetto Butterflies" and strong rhythmic progressions like "Sentimental Groove." The album opened the East Coast Market and created an immediate underground following.

Little over a year later, Fertile Ground returned to the Studio and released an even greater album "Spiritual War." Fertile Ground became a sextet, adding world renowned Ekendra Das on percussion and two very established jazz musicians Fred Dunn (Trumpet) and Craig Alston (Tenor Saxophone). "Spiritual War" was the release that propelled the band into the millennium. The Album's lyrics speak to every issue from love to today's societal problems in a musical context that spans through Soul, Latin, Jazz and Reggae. Performing regularly at packed clubs around the US, the band consistently gained prestige and popularity. "Spiritual War" was eventually licensed by UK record label Counterpoint Records and gained instant success on oversea soul/jazz charts. Now, after selling more than 70,000 records independently, Fertile Ground has released yet a third independent album, "Seasons Change."

In support of the album, Blackout Studios launched a 30 date international tour. Dates for the tour included London, Japan, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Spain, Amsterdam, and Baltimore. The album is Fertile Ground's most popular album and is may very well be one of the best soul/jazz albums released this year.


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This is what Soul2Soul would've been if they had staying power. I love the soul ("neo" and otherwise), African rhythms, jazz, and mellow funk grooves Fertile Gound displays on this album. I first heard "Take Me Higher" on a compilation album and fell in love with it. Later, I bought this CD and all the other tracks are beautifully produced and high-quality. This is one of those albums I can listen to again and again. There are no weak or "throwaway" tracks here. To Navasha Daya and the group, I say keep on bringing the love and the quality...both are immensely appreciated.


Fertile Ground Is So Talented They Might Make 8 Tracks Come Back!
What can I say about Fertile Ground????? Let me start by saying I have all 3 of their CD's and I can't go one day without listening to something on either 3. I grew up on good music and they are in a class by theirselves. They are my favorite group right now. If you haven't had an opportunity to see them in person, you dont know what you are missing. One of my favorite cuts, Is Culture Bandits and Illumination. Whenever I have get togethers and they hear this CD played, everyone wants to know, who is that??? It's Fertile Ground the BADDEST BAND IN THE LAND! Purchase this CD you will not be disappointed!

Jonas White

I love this cd. One of the best I've heard.
One of my friends recommended this group to me because he knew my style of music and I must admit, the group and the cd was better than I could have ever imagined. I plan on ordering the other cd's so that my collection will be complete and I'll highly recommend it to others. I hope that I'll get the opportunity to see them live down in Florida someday.


Fertile Ground is Da' Bomb
Fertile Ground is the bomb. I can listen to this CD all day long. It has the soothing melodies that can lay me to sleep and the soulful vibe to wake me up in the morning. They have the soul, the lyrics, and the music. They are the whole package.


a breath of fresh air, good,good music.
i love what i heard, cool and re-freshing good music. you guys will be a house hold name!! keep up the great work!!
remember, live music never dies!! keep doing what you're doing.
Jahvon "Reign"


Take me higher!!
After purchasing spritual war a few months ago, after acting on years of listening to their tracks on friends collections, I can now proudly say I have all their GREAT music in my collection. If you are after good consistent quality conscious music.BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!!!!

DJ Come of Age

This cd is responsible for the most beautiful song I ever did hear. "Come to Me" is a timeless classic.
DJ Come of Age


THIS GROUP IS INCREDIBLE (truly an understatement)!!
Fertile Ground is definitely putting real music out here! They have a cool, mellow, jazzy-r&b style that helps me to unwind at the end of the day, yet it's uplifting enough to get me going on those rough Monday mornings when Saturday seems so far away. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Don't wait...get this cd today before it's sold out!!

Donna R. Sampay

I really, truly enjoyed listening to the samples.
I really, truly enjoyed listening to the samples on this CD. I am in agreeance with all the other reviews that this CD is one of the music industries best kept secret. I think that some radio station needs to get a hold of this CD and give it some airplay. I enjoy the whole Neo-Soul, Jazz, R and B, Funk, African vibe.

Lady Kiki C

Taste The Harvest
Fertile Ground...a band that is beyond our time, a band that refuses to become commercialized for mass production. Mz. Navasha not only graces her with her beauty that makes Lady Day blush from above due to the incredible authenticity of her voice, & then there's Mr. Man, the creative genius of the sound, gives his ear to the earth and makes seeds grow...ladies and gents here is Fertile Ground, taste their harvest and see how sweet the sound is!
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