NEXT IN LINE! is a fine way to discover the vocal sounds of the very talented George V. Johnson, Jr. Smooth sounds, lively emotions!
There are 7 selections on this CD plus an introductory sound bite by the late Eddie Jefferson. "Opening Night," "My Little Suede Shoes," "Star Eyes," "Nigerian ju ju Highlife," "Gingerbread Boy," "Freedom Jazz," and "Bitches Brew" (music by Miles Davis and lyrics by Chris Acemandese Hall) are the songs heard on the CD.
If you have not heard a recent vocal version of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" you are in for a surprise and treat in this performance! "Gingerbread Boy" is another surprise for the jazz listener.
Special note of interest is the appearance of pianists Bernard Samuel and Herman Foster on the CD. Each in his own way makes the keys dance and move about in joy! Good performances throughout by the vocalist and the musicians make this a well-crafted CD.
NEXT IN LINE! showcases the talents of George V. Johnson, Jr. An enjoyable jazz vocal CD!