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A mainstream jazz classic CD featuring bebop piano legend Hod O\'Brien and rising star bassist Tom Baldwin recreating the sound of the Nat Cole Trio which featured piano, guitar and bass. The concept of the project was to take chord progressions of familiar standards and create new melodies but usually when jazz musicians do this they compose new melodies, but on this project Royce Campbell improvised the melodies which creates a different mood from the norm.
I full- time musician since age 17, Royce Campbell has now been a musician over 35 years. His talent became apparent at an early age and by age 21 he was touring with R&B legend Marvin Gaye. In 1975 then began touring with legendary film composer Henry Mancini & would remain with Mancini for 19 years. Campbell has produced over 20 CD’s as leader or co-leader. All in all 11 consecutive recordings produced by Royce have made it onto the US national jazz radio charts.
Campbell has produced a number of CD’s which he has recorded with many of the greats of the jazz guitar, including legendary guitarists Pat Martino, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, and Cal Collins, Pat Martino, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Mundell Lowe, John Pisano, Charlie Byrd, Gene Bertoncini, and Bucky Pizzarelli. All in all 11 consecutive recordings produced by Royce have made it onto the US national jazz radio charts.
Royce has toured in Europe eight times and toured Japan ten times as a soloist. Royce has also performed with many jazz greats such as Mel Torme, James Moody, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Jack McDuff, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Joe Williams, Cleo Laine, Eddie Daniels, Eddie Harris, Frank Morgan and Mose Allison.
Royce was featured on the cover of the jazz guitar magazines String Jazz and Just Jazz Guitar. He was also featured in profiles in Jazz Times, Down Beat, Guitar Player Magazine, 21st Century Guitar, Japan\'s Swing Journal and Germany\'s Akustik Gitarre.