Erica Seguine​ & Shon Baker Orchestra - The New Day Bends Light – Independent

Erica Seguine and Shon Baker are excited to announce the release of their prolific new recording, The New Days Bends Light, due out March 31, 2023. Since 2011, ensemble co-founders Seguine and Baker have maintained a visceral grasp of singularity through their shared compositional ingenuity and earnest comprehension of sound as energy. In the populous and ever-growing contemporary big band jazz scene, Erica Seguine​|Shon Baker Orchestra distinguishes itself as an astute harmonic force with a boundless ability to transpose emotions and experiences within highly nuanced and melodic sonic atmospheres.
Seven acute arrangements make up The New Day Bends Lighteach grappling with an array of intimate and enthralling human experiences that inspire and heal listeners. “Each composition on this album is an inner world we invite you to immerse yourself in: some joyous, some into areas considered ‘taboo’ in the real world or psychological places you may actively avoid, while others invite you to take perspective, to make meaning out of murkiness, and hopefully, to find some messy form of healing,” the collaborators share.

Groove Centric - "Nostalgia Exhale" - Independent

“Nostalgia Exhale” is an awesome track featured on Groove Centric’s sophomore album Stopped Time. Their latest release is full of great tunes that represent the groups virtuosity and versatility. The album features amazing works from each of the band members. This particular track was written by the group’s pianist Donnie D-Major Boynton. Groove Centric’s mission is to captivate you with their eclectic blend of different styles and leave you yearning for more. The current band members are Mike Jones on sax, Donnie D-Major Boynton on Keys, Joel Powell on bass, and Brien Andrews on drums.

Gerry (Gary) Smoot - "My Point Exactly" - Independent

Keyboardist Gerry Smoot (pronounced Gary) releases “My Point Exactly” independently.  This smooth contemporary jazz tune consists of elements with an old school hip hop feel. The drums and the bass are matching the style of a hip-hop producer, the late “J-Dilla”. The song is up-tempo and has a flute in the background of the chorus with a synth sound leading the whole entire song. The title of this song is perfect because it has a little bit of grit and attitude.