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East Coast Vibe

by Rob Parissi

Writer of the classic Play That Funky Music's new smooth jazz CD, featuring a smooth jazz instrumental of that song, plus featuring guest appearances by smooth jazz greats Steve Oliver, Will Donato, Kenny Blake, Tom Schuman and Bonny B of Spyro Gyra.
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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1. East Coast Vibe
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2. Play That Funky Music
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3. Windmills Of Your Mind
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4. Right On Time
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5. Patience And Time
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6. Top Hat Gloves And Cane
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7. What Time It Is
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8. Around The Block
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9. Smooth Ride
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10. Berklee 101
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11. Play That Funky Jazz, Caucasian Dude
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12. Be Bop On Over
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13. Sir Anthony
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14. Summerland Key
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15. Reighny Day
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16. Wildwood
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17. Ocean City
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18. Manhattan Skyline
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Songwriter, singer, and guitarist Rob Parissi has had an amazing career in the music industry starting with his number one hit “Play That Funky Music White Boy”.

“Play That Funky Music” became a monster hit in 1976, peaking at number one on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts, while both the single and Wild Cherry’s self-titled debut obtained platinum certification. Wild Cherry was rewarded with a number of accolades shortly thereafter, including being named Best Pop Group of the Year by Billboard, receiving an American Music Award for Top R&B Single of the Year, and even earning a pair of Grammy nominations for Best New Vocal Group and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo.

The group disbanded in 1979 a few years after the huge success of “Play That Funky Music White Boy” and Rob took this opportunity to co-produce the Gary U.S. Bonds Album “Dedication”. He went on to play guitar with Bobby Caldwell, write with Ellie Greenwich and do session work with Billy Squire’s Band which included Doug Lubahn, bass player from The Doors (who also wrote “Treat Me Right” for Pat Benatar), the late Bobby Chouinard, who also played drums for Alice Cooper, and Jeff Golub, who is now a well known Smooth Jazz Guitarist.

Rob Parissi has re-emerged with a new sound in Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary music. As a composer, his range is vast and passion unmistakable in every track. Rob has his finger on the pulse of music and listeners will be swept up by Rob’s new invigorating sound.


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Scott O'Brien

SmoothJazz.com Review
Remember the group Wild Cherry and their #1 hit “Play That Funky Music”? That was just the beginning of a string of successes for songwriter, singer, guitarist Rob Parissi. Since then Rob has co-produced an album for Gary U.S. Bonds, played guitar for Bobby Caldwell, written with Ellie Greenwich, and done session work with Billy Squire. Now he’s re-emerged with a compelling new solo Smooth Jazz sound, and EAST COAST VIBE, his second release, comes full circle with its first single… a fresh new take on… yes… “Play That Funky Music,” featuring two Smooth Jazz favorites, guitarist/producer Steve Oliver and sax sensation Will Donato. In addition, Mr. Parissi’s guest list includes Internationally-acclaimed saxophonist Kenny Blake, as well as one of our favorite keyboardists, Tom Schuman along with drummer Bonny B, both from Spyro Gyra. The results are awesome. Looks like Rob Parissi is headed for the top of the charts once again!