Back for More
The song writing duo of Smooth Jazz Flugelhorn artist Michael Fair and multi Grammy nominated writer/producer Brandon Barnes once again have come together to create their third project "Back For More." This CD draws deep from the roots of both writers combining the early influences on Michael of Herb Alpert's Latin two part harmonies from the Tijuana Brass with Brandon's R&B and Urban influences from his days in Muscle Shoals and his hit crafting with song writer/R&B artist partner Brian McKnight. The result is a long overdue original and refreshing offering to the smooth jazz genre featuring the Flugelhorn. This CD is a collection of compositions with a number of different "feels" which has culminated into a project with global appeal to a cross-section of listeners. There are hip polished radio ready tunes "Play It like You Mean It" and "Love Goes On." Vocals spice up two of the songs, "It's On You" and "You Got to Know" giving these cuts the "Smooth Jazz Adult Contemporary" treatment. 'Viaje Elegante' offers up a mix between Latin and Funk and there is the sensual and sultry "What's Her Name" and the beautiful reflective ballad "A Sad Goodbye." This project even includes a first for Michael and Brandon, a waltz! The cut "Waltz For Le Le" has been featured at a number of live Nashville events before the project was released. Thirteen original songs comprise this third project; twelve of the tunes composed by the song writing duo of Michael Fair and Brandon Barnes and the afore mentioned tune "Viaje Elegante" composed by Michael Fair alone. All thirteen songs feature melodies carried by Michael's trademark warm Flugelhorn with detailed background production creating a real aural experience for the listener. It's a sure bet that anyone who purchases "Back For More" and includes it in their listening rotation will most certainly be enticed to do just as the title suggest and continue coming, "Back For More"! Enjoy!!