Reggie Codrington’s masterful blend of smooth jazz, old school soul, and elements of contemporary funk is nothing short of brilliant. To experience his musical flavor is to understand his popularity, and know why he is one of the most requested jazz artists on the scene today. Against The Odds is Codrington’s 11th project to date and first on MANDATE Records. “Cherry Sweet” was written for his mom and was produced by Robert “Bullet” Harris. The candied melody bungees off the springy electronic beats. Flittering like a butterfly, Codrington’s free-form soprano sax improvs zip around gleefully, exploring the inner and outer edges of the rhythmic loop spiced up with a soulful vocal refrain from Harris and singer Pauline Harris.