So free
Neamen Lyles – So Free

Neamen’s debut album “So Free” introduces a new voice to smooth jazz, demonstrating a remarkable freshness and maturity. Produced by Jay Soto, The CD offers ten tracks conveying a wide range of moods and musical sentiments with a confident feel from start to finish. Together Lyles and Soto have assembled a top-flight cast of contributors for this effort, all of whom give the album a sense of musical prowess seldom heard in a debut release.

Brian Simpson and Jeff Lorber provide nuanced keyboard tracks; Mel Brown and Ray Beindeau lay down electric bass lines; and Freddie Fox provides confident rhythm and solo guitar. Other contributors include: Anthony Morra and Rayford Griffin (drums), Darren Rahn (alto and tenor sax), Jason Rahn (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Michael Broening (B3 synth). David Lancette and Jodi Light also provide smooth vocals. With a great cast of contributors, “So Free” proves to establish Neamen Lyles as a new voice in the definition of smooth.

So free

Leave a Reply

JazzUSA Merchandise
BlackUSA History

Anna Ella Carroll Writer, civil-war strategist [...]

Prudence Crandall Pioneer Civil-Rights Educator [...]

The Pittsburgh Courier Early African American newspaper [...]

Anna Maria Weems Underground Railroad Slave [...]

John James Neimore Publisher [...]

Annie Onieta Plummer The Dictionary Lady [...]

Jonh Brown Abolitionist [...]

Liberia Established Freed American slaves established country of Liberia [...]

Briton Hammon First African American prose writer of note [...]

Matthias de Sousa Adventurer [...]

Andrew Young Named Ambassadoe and Chief US Delegate [...]

Milla Granson Helped make it possible for slaves to teach other slaves. [...]

Roland Burris, a longtime Illinois state official, was named to succeed former Senator and President [...]

Gus Savage ascended to Congress as an outsider to elective politics. A veteran civil rights activist [...]

The first African-American woman Senator, Carol Moseley-Braun was also only the second black Senator [...]