Trippin'N'Rhythm ( Sony /BMG ) 2009
Release Date : April 28th
Press & Booking contact : Steve Cohen / U-Nam Productions
IMPORTANT FOR EUROPE, JAPAN & AUSTRALIA ONLY :
The album will be only available through Itunes or U-Nam Productions website ( www.unamprod.com ) with a bonus track and the digital booklet !!!!
"The Future Of Smooth Jazz"
Following the success of his highly acclaimed album "Back From The 80's" ( Trippin'N'Rhytm 2007 ) which featured last years hit single "Street Life" ( Top 3 US Billboard Charts Contemporary Jazz ), U-Nam is back with a unique conceptual style that will continue to engage Smooth Jazz Fans as well as capture the hearts of Soul and R&B enthusiasts.
The album title "UNANIMITY" is U-Nam's own musical manifestation of six key ingredients :
1 - Creativity : using everyday life experience to express yourself and communicate to others
2 - Humanity : showing love , peace and respect to the people
3 - Integrity : being true to yourself and your art
4 : Originality : being unique and different
5 - Sensibility : sharing passion, love and emotions through music and playing
6 - Sincerity : playing with all your heart and soul
"UNANIMITY" is an unexpected and refreshing mix of Neo-Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop & R&B. The album's versatility and uniqueness shines through a combination of strong grooves, masterful songwriting, jazz improvisation, lushy orchestrations and trail-blazing productions.
The first single "Shine On" in the vein of "Street Life" is a reminiscent of 80s Disco/Funk that includes an Infectious Groovy rhythm Section, a Live Strings Orchestra and a Horn section which blends seemlessly with an up to date refreshing contemporary sound, all the while maintaining synergy with U-Nam's energetic unique signature style .
Influences of Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Prince, Michael Jackson & Musiq Soulchild are heard throughout the album and U-Nam's guitar flows from insanely complicated licks to his unique soulful melodic touch with uncanny ease.
In " Soul Boy Reincarnation", Najee and U-Nam form the perfect combination over the funky track where Najee masters both the sax and the flute.
Marva King is featured on a Dance Floor/R&B revitalization version of Martha & The Vandellas's classic tune "Dancing In The Street" where U-Nam's unbelievably fast paced licks are in perfect unison with Marva's powerful soul filled voice.
Originally hailing from Paris France, U-Nam has recently relocated to the US and in just a few short months is already taking the states by storm! His soulful sound and mesmerizing melodies have kept him in constant comparison with the likes of George Benson, wowed the crowds at the Catalina Jazz Tracks Festival, commanded standing ovations at the Dave Koz and Friends Jazz Cruise, and made him a favorite of Los Angeles’ largest jazz station "The Wave".
He has written, produced for, and worked with such artists as Barry White, Billy Paul, Kool & The Gang, Luis Fonsi, Alsou, Rahsaan Patterson,
Maysa Leak, Phil Perry, MC Solaar, Myron, Marva King, Cindy Daniel, Jeff Lorber, The Last Poets & Najee.
Look for the release of "UNANIMITY" in April of 09' and the first single "Shine On" in March !!!! Visit Us at : www.u-nam.com !
1 : Viva La Revolucion ( Un Jour Nouveau )
2 : Funk-4-U-Nity
3 : Shine On
4 : UNANIMITY
5 : This Is Just 4 U
6 : The Day I Met U
7 : Soul Boy Reincarnation Featuring Najee
8 : ( Hang On ) U- Is Comin'
9 : 4 Ever Urs
10 : My Heart & Soul
11 : Dancing In The Street Featuring Marva King
12 : Losing My Mind
13 : U Could Make It Happen
14 : Soul...Ism
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