Ragan Whiteside | Class Axe

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Class Axe

by Ragan Whiteside

Urban jazz flute and vocals, seasoned with R&B and Funk.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Introduction
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0:11 album only
2. Funktuation
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3. Gonna Fly
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4. So Glad
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5. Always There for Me (Interlude)
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0:54 album only
6. In Love
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7. How Do You Know
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8. Options
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9. I've Been Thinking (Interlude)
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1:23 album only
10. 3 Am
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11. Break Me Down
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12. Call Me
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13. Meu Amigo, Meu Amante
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14. Funktuation - Reprise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"...let elegance, also dexterity be recognized; the integrity of this fascinating musical composition should be heard on all smooth jazz and classic soul airwaves world wide; Ragan Whiteside is elegance and one to watch out for in the music industry… let the 'flutress' be heard."
- Gary Tann, ''Harlem after Midnite'', WHCR 90.3FM, NY

"She not only has THE silkiest and sweetest flute tone in the business, but her tenacity and desire to be recognized in Urban, New-Soul AND smooth jazz genres makes her a musical force to be reckoned with!! Mark my words!"

- Bob Baldwin – Grammy-Nominated Arranger


From her clever introduction (a quick sojourn into a Felix Mendelssohn opus, interrupted by her chuckle and the word “Psyche”) to the first bars of “Funktuation” (Need I define that for you?), you know CLASS AXE is going to be something special. And it is. Mt. Vernon, NY’s Ragan Whiteside is someone special. You can just tell. She’s totally connected to the hip, sexy side of the jazz flute (she switched from Classical some time back) for this awesome collection of Smooth Jazz, Urban, Neo-Soul songs that will totally convince you this woman has a huge future ahead of her. It’s hard to believe this is her debut album. The performances… and I’m talking her playing, her singing, her writing… are mature and confident. She’s got the masterful Bob Baldwin and Dennis Johnson producing this disc, which certainly adds a magnitude of strength to the project, but they’ll be the first to tell you that Ragan rises to the occasion beautifully with both her playing and her singing. This is an album that, as Bob Baldwin puts it, clearly shows that “her breakthrough on this instrument can be historical for the genre. She’s smooth, sexy, and radio-friendly.” You’ve really got to hear this one. From the aforementioned “Funktuation” to the delicious Bob Baldwin-penned Latin Samba “Meu Amigo, Meu Amante,” this is an album that gets my highest recommendation. I promise you, this is only the beginning of the Ragan Whiteside story! She is totally a class act with her CLASS AXE!

~SCOTT O'BRIEN, SmoothJazz.com


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Tim www.timwatsonmusic.com

3am! 'an instant favorite'
Ragan,
what can I say? Bob did his thing on the production end and you held it down with vocals AND flute work.
I'm sure I'll have several fav's but for now that 3am track is CRAZY! (love the changes)
see ya
T.

Stephanie

class axe
3 am is my favorite and the reason I purchased the cd. However, I have listened to all tracks and it is the BOMB!!! Truly a gifted artist that I am sure will out do herself again and again.

Calvin "T." Hale

Class Axe
Dear Ragan, I bought 2 copies and took your CD too a party and everyone was in love with your music all I heard all night was who is that artist? You album is so relaxed. I love your music I listen to Funkuation while I am cleaning and 3 AM when I am cooking. Thanks for bringing back original music back. You have a permanent fan here for life. Don't change. Love Ya!

ngoumba

class axe
Someone told me about this cd; I just listen to excerpts, it is really good; I will certainly greatly appreciate; Please ragan to this beautiful music.

Smoothjazz.com Review

Smooth, Sexy & Confident!
From her clever introduction (a quick sojourn into a Felix Mendelssohn opus, interrupted by her chuckle and the word “Psyche”) to the first bars of “Funktuation” (Need I define that for you?), you know CLASS AXE is going to be something special. And it is. Mt. Vernon, NY’s Ragan Whiteside is someone special. You can just tell. She’s totally connected to the hip, sexy side of the jazz flute (she switched from Classical some time back) for this awesome collection of Smooth Jazz, Urban, Neo-Soul songs that will totally convince you this woman has a huge future ahead of her. It’s hard to believe this is her debut album. The performances… and I’m talking her playing, her singing, her writing… are mature and confident. She’s got the masterful Bob Baldwin and Dennis Johnson producing this disc, which certainly adds a magnitude of strength to the project, but they’ll be the first to tell you that Ragan rises to the occasion beautifully with both her playing and her singing. This is an album that, as Bob Baldwin puts it, clearly shows that “her breakthrough on this instrument can be historical for the genre. She’s smooth, sexy, and radio-friendly.” You’ve really got to hear this one. From the aforementioned “Funktuation” to the delicious Bob Baldwin-penned Latin Samba “Meu Amigo, Meu Amante,” this is an album that gets my highest recommendation. I promise you, this is only the beginning of the Ragan Whiteside story! She is totally a class act with her CLASS AXE! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN

Donald E. Weeks

Thanks for bringing it back!!!
I purchased this CD a few months back and finally got the chance to send my review in. This entire CD is A+++. I've been a fan of Bobby Humphrey for as long as I can remember but after hearing Ragan's CD I must say she has taken that spot hands down. Very enjoyable from beginning to end and I wait patiently for your next project. I'm a very dear fan indeed.
DEW.

James Wynn

classaxe
this young lady is very talented and the CD is outstanding.

Demetrius H.

Instant Classic
Great music, soulful & heartwarming. This CD is an excellent addition to any music lover’s collection.

Liz Sumners

I love it!!!!
I heard Meu Amigo, Meu Amante on the radio and I just had to have it. The best part is, the rest of the CD is fantastic too! Highly recommended....

Eddie Towles

Music As Fresh as a new love.
Thank God for music that is full of love . Music that sounds and soothes the mind like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Ragan Whiteside you must be an angel.
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