Jazz fusion keyboardist Patrick Bradley taps a luminous cast for the spiritually-inspired Under the Sun. The album released April 26, 2011 offers hope and a boundary pushing musical adventure. Four years after the release of his debut CD Come Rain or Shine. The long awaited release will surely prove a worthy wait. Legendary keyboardist, writer and producer Jeff Lorber produced the CD and plays additional Keyboards as well. The All star cast includes Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Eric Marienthal, Dwight Sills, Michael Thompson, Dave Weckl, Tony Moore, Alex Al, Nate Phillips, David Mann and IreneB.
Patrick Bradley and Jeff Lorber collaborated on much of this project. The two-powerhouse keyboardist coupled with an all-star cast truly created a fresh unique sound and writing style. The project strikes a remarkable balance between highlighting the talent and songwriting of Bradley while sharing the space freely with the enormously gifted cast of musicians. When everything is said and done the songwriting is tremendous, and adventurous.
Patrick is playing piano as his main instrument on the project. But Under the Sun beckons back to Bradley’s roots. The Hammond B-3 was the instrument of Bradley’s early upbringing. So, there is no surprise hearing the soaring organ solos throughout the project. Some of Bradley’s early influences of Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Chick Corea peer through the hidden veil creating a dynamic style yet with a warm and welcoming approachability for all listeners.
Patrick was quoted saying; “Under The Sun is a project born during times of difficulty and triumph yet all with a sense of celebrating all that life has to offer. Musically I want to help encourage hopefulness and to help remind us all to keep the important priorities of life in view, having an eternal perspective, loving and caring for our families, loved ones, friends and all the relationships we all value. Time flies by all too fast so let’s celebrate our brief time under the sun.”
Patrick Bradley is a self-taught musician who began playing at the age of eight. He has a diverse background of jazz-fusion, smooth jazz, gospel, rock, progressive rock and classical music. As an independent artist Patrick’s 2007 debut record sold internationally in 14 countries along with the single Come Rain or Shine reaching #26 on the charts. Outside of music, Bradley serves a s the regional president of Whole Foods Market Southern Pacific region.