Experience the energy of Grady Nichols in concert with his live CD, "In The Fullness of Time." Chicago's Bill Champlin is a special guest as well as Larry Dalton. Other features include the Higher Dimensions Sanctuary Choir, strings and horn sections. A bonus track from "Sophistication" featuring Jeff Lorber is also included on this disc.
About Grady Nichols:
From small town Midwest beginnings to the big-time as an internationally known saxophonist, Grady Nichols enjoys an audience as broad as his musical taste. Ironically Grady’s rural upbringing in Siloam Springs, Arkansas contributed to his discovery of the hip sounds of the saxophone. He fell in love with the instrumental music played on The Weather Channel and wrote the network requesting their playlist. Grady began his musical pursuits in the sixth grade. By high school, he was performing professionally and studying under legendary saxophonist Joe Davis, who had performed with such greats as Sarah Vaughn and Mel Torme.
”In The Fullness of Time,” Grady’s third release, is a live recording with special guests Bill Champlin, Larry Dalton, Jeff Lorber and the Higher Dimensions Sanctuary Choir. “This project is very special to me. It was a labor nothing short of blood sweat and fears! Having an opportunity to work with Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Bill Champlin, orchestral genius Larry Dalton, tapping into the soul of the Higher Dimensions choir, horns pounding behind me and having my band was a defining moment in my career thus far. I hope that you will hear in these songs the pure joy and fun we all experienced in putting this project together”
Champlin himself had praise for Nichols, “This guy is really young. He’s really positive and he’s got maturity way beyond his years. His tone…his delivery…everything about him. There’s a lot of guys out there with chops. Grady uses the chops to get to his heart and from his heart it gets to you.” The recording was also aired on television as \"Grady Nichols Live.\" It shows the diversity of Grady\'s sound and stage presentation using elements of jazz, reggae, Latin, blues and gospel.
“My influences are so varied and I try to reflect that in my music. As I’ve matured as a songwriter, that growth has allowed me to infuse more of myself into each record. Using this mixture of flavors has helped me to create a sound with widespread audience appeal. As a result, you’ll see people of all ages at my shows.”
Grady’s first foray into recording came with his first CD, \"Between You and Me,\" which immediately received regional radio airplay, a rarity for a new independent artist. Grady followed this success with the release of \"Mysterious Intentions,\" allowing him to showcase his songwriting talents and gain radio exposure from coast-to-coast.
As a touring artist, Grady has opened for artists such as: Ray Charles, Luciano Pavarotti, Jay Leno, The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers, Al Green, Huey Lewis & the News, The O’Jays, Jeffrey Osborne, Ellis Marsalis, Keiko Matsui, Stanley Turrentine, David Benoit, Paul Taylor, among others. He has also performed with: Jeff Lorber, Bill Champlin, The Beach Boys, Roy Clark, Bob James, Paul Brown, Kim Waters, Wayman Tisdale, Marion Meadows and others.