House Sax is a collection of high energy dance versions of the title track from Grady Nichols’ last CD Take Me With You. Renowned house mix producer Andy Caldwell versatility is evident in the numerous creative ways he interpreted this up tempo pop song with vocals by Jenny Labow. Also included on House Mix is a dance version of “Dove,” a top 10 European hit by Moony.
Grady Nichols’ music is an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz, adult contemporary and pop. His high energy sets are interspersed with original material, soulful ballads, and funky cover tunes. He has released five CDs and his songs have appeared on jazz radio charts across the country as well as reviews in many national publications. Recently Smooth Jazz News referred to Grady’s latest release, Take Me With You, as “in every respect, the real contemporary jazz deal.” JazzIz magazine hailed Grady as “most likely to spearhead the next generation of great smooth artists.” Jeff Lorber said Grady is “the awesome new sax player for the millennium.” He has opened for artists from Pavarotti to Ray Charles and The Temptations to The Beach Boys and appeared at festivals across the US.
Grady has had the opportunity to work with several high profile artists and producers on his past recordings. On Take Me With You, he turned to rocker / producer / hit songwriter Zac Maloy to produce and co-write several songs. Besides the songs written with Maloy, the CD features four vocal tunes including a cover of Robert Palmer’s “Every Kind of People” with Leigh Nash (Sixpence None The Richer) on vocals, collaborations with smooth jazz Grammy winner Jeff Lorber, as well as the dance version by Andy Cadwell. His CD Sophistication, was produced by Jeff Lorber, engineered by Paul Brown and features a performance by guest artist, Chris Botti. Lorber and Grady co-wrote all of the songs on the CD. In The Fullness of Time features Bill Champlain, formerly of Chicago.