Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
10 tracks; 2007
Sandy Shore | Monterey, CA | 02/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kansas City has been known historically as a Jazz Mecca, with its association to names like Charlie Parker and Count Basie. Bringing this Kansas City tradition up to date, let me introduce you to The JWB (The James Ward Band), K.C.-based, and led by bassist James Ward since 1997. Ward's extensive resume includes performances with names like Marcus Roberts, Nat Adderly, Mark Whitfield, Patti Austin, Russell Malone... and that's just scratching the surface. The JWB mixes Latin, R&B, Fusion, Funk, Jazz and Gospel into an incredibly tasty musical brew, and their debut release IN PERSPECTIVE very much reflects that excitement and rhythmic diversity! From the delicious "Midday" (their first radio single) to the festive "Joyful Noise" to the funky "Bet That Up," this band has got it goin' on! It's inventive, it's classy, it's memorable. You need to get to know The JWB. Kansas City's venerable jazz heritage continues! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN"