James 'PJ' Spraggins | The Light of Day

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The Light of Day

by James 'PJ' Spraggins

James 'PJ' Spraggins' debut album, "The Light of Day", is a refreshingly uplifting collection of instrumental songs written from a drummer's perspective.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. The Light of Day
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2. Excited
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3. Autumn Breeze
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4. Day Dreamin'
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5. Sweet Nita
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6. God Is Good!
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7. Bedtime Stories
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8. Nocturnal Drive
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9. Isadore
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Birmingham's James Spraggins II, affectionately known as PJ, is a drummer, composer and producer. Spraggins developed a love for music at an early age in the church while growing up in Bessemer. He received a music scholarship to Alabama State University where he participated in five different music ensembles.

During his professional career, Spraggins has played with Randy Owen (Alabama), Byron Cage, Dorenda Clark (The Clark Sisters), Ronnie Laws, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Ike Stubblefield, Eric Essix, Joey Summerville, Melvin Miller, Tekneek, William Green, Toni Redd, Katrina Willis, Kelley Oneal, and controversial neo-soul artist Donnie among others.

Spraggins maintains a steady gig shedule performing with many of the artists mentioned above. His studio credits include: Tekneek (Joyride)--drums, programming, song writing; Eric Essix (Abid With Me)--drums; William Green (Green Valley)--drums; It's All About Him Ministries (Come Let Us Adore Him)--drums.

Spraggins' debut jazz CD is entitled 'The Light of Day'. In his words, "The Light of Day" is a refreshingly uplifting collection of songs written from a drummer's perspective." With its simple yet catchy melodies and its soothing rhythms, "The Light of Day" is sure to set your mind at ease. Spraggins reminds us all to sit back and enjoy "The Light of Day".


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Troy Thomas

Great Work
Out of all the Jazz Cd's I have I just can't believe this one got by me, I'm a smooth jazz guru. The whole cd is great my favorites, The Light of Day, Autumn Breeze, Bedtime Stories. I can hardly wait until the next release


This is a collection of great music that you can relax to and chill with friends
The Light of Day, is a collection of melodies that are sweet to any listners ear. The arrangements are light and refreshing. It allows a person to reflect on the positive things in life and enjoy what life has to offer.
Autumn Breeze, The Light of Day, and Sweet Nita are my favorites.

Ron Wilson

The Light of Day
Why have I not come across this album sooner !
(Maybe living in Scotland has something to do with it), but it\'s top of my playlist now.

Smoothjazz.com Review

Gentle and Lyrical!
It’s my pleasure to introduce you to James “PJ” Spraggins… drummer, keyboardist, composer, and producer from Birmingham, Alabama. He’s been playing music since he was a youngster in nearby Bessemer, attended Alabama State on a music scholarship, and has played with a host of headliners, among them Ronnie Laws, Eric Essix, and the Smooth Jazz group Tekneek. THE LIGHT OF DAY is PJ’s debut solo project, and it’s a good one. In fact, you may have heard it recently on the Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8’s” segments. The album, as PJ puts it, “is a collection of songs written from a drummer’s perspective… just simple songs with simple melodies. It’s my way of reminding people not to forget about the little things that make life worth living.” In addition to drums and drum programming, he plays the keys beautifully on all nine originals. Eric Essix contributes some exceptional guitar work to both “Excited” and the succulent “Autumn Breeze,” which are two of my faves on the disc. I love PJ’s concept and his new album… a lot. Simple, memorable melodies have been the basis for some of our most popular hits… the ones we love to listen to over and over again, year after year. It takes pure talent to compose that kind of music, and James “PJ” Spraggins has definitely been blessed with plenty of that. THE LIGHT OF DAY is a collection of gentle, lyrical tunes that will, indeed, help you connect to the joy in life! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN

sam the jazz man

five stars
I have many jazz cds, and i will say this cd is rated my top five. the song writing is very good. do not expect drumming solo, but expect some cool smooth jazz music. this guy is simply good.