I love Jazz
and when I saw Michael Silverman's debut
instrumental Jazz album
, Michael Silverman - Human Spirit featuring Jeff Lorber,
I was intrigued to give it a listen, followed by several listens. Joined by his
brother, acclaimed veteran drummer Rob Silverman
, and a host of
talented guest musicians Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit,
Michael Thompson, Adam Hawley, Vinnie Colaiuta,
and Gary Novak
the album sparkles with crystal clarity. The release hits the street on July 15,
featuring Jeff Lorber - Human Spirit
Spirit: Human Spirit (Radio Edit), 77th Street Uptown,
Guardian Angel, Interstellar, Keys To The City, Stolen Moments, Piano By The
Sea, Very Soon, Human Spirit (Extended Version)
Spirit Personnel: Michael Silverman: keyboards, Guest Musicians: Jimmy
Haslip: bass, Eric Marienthal: saxophones, David Benoit: piano, Michael
Thompson: guitar, Adam Hawley: guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta: drums, Gary Novak:
drums, Rob Silverman: drums
Spirit was co-written and produced by Jeff Lorber and released
on the Autumn
Hill Records label.
Louis-based Michael Silverman was unknown to me before I gave a listen
to his new album, Human Spirit, he is a highly accomplished and
acclaimed composer, keyboardist and pianist in the Classic, World Music,
and New Age genres, with 14 number one albums under his musical
belt, and his music has been featured in films as well as on television shows. His
brother, Rob Silverman, is a talented drummer, and together they founded and
own Autumn Hill Records the largest instrumental music recording label.
Silverman's latest album, Human Spirit featuring Jeff Lorber, is
his first foray into the world of Jazz, and he could not have
picked a better writing partner than the multi-talented Grammy-award winner Jeff
Lorber, whom Luxury Experience has had the pleasure of featuring throughout
Silverman - Human Spirit featuring Jeff Lorber album, Jeff brings many
of the players that appeared on his 2013 Jeff Lorber Fusion - Hacienda album including
Jimmy Haslip, Vinnie Colaiuta, Eric Marienthal, Michael Thompson,
and Gary Novak. Together with Michael Silverman on piano, brother
Rob Silverman on drums, David Benoit, and Adam Hawley, the
release sparkles with a rich clarity of sound.
Eric Marienthal, Rob Silverman,
Michael Silverman, Jimmy Haslip
Listening to Human Spirit was like taking a musical journey into
the past with some of my favorite Jazz artists including David Benoit,
whom Luxury Experience has had the pleasure of reviewing many times beginning
with his 2010 David Benoit - Earthglow release.
Nesta and I first saw Jimmy Haslip play with the Yellowjackets
Scott's Jazz Club in London back in 2005. We were there with our UK
musician friend, Jazz composer, pianist, and owner of Splash Point
Records, Neal Richardson, and his talented wife,
accomplished musician and vocalist, Sue Richardson. Since then, I
have had the pleasure of seeing Jimmy Haslip's amazing talent at many live performances
as well as reviewing many albums he produced or played on.
With such an
incredible team of musical talent assembled, I had high hopes for this album,
which exceeded my expectations. With his Human Spirit album,
Michael Silverman clearly makes his mark in the world of Jazz, adding yet
another genre to his long list of musical accomplishments.
a Teaser of Human Spirit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOIrff-l7Lo
time, keep enjoying the music!
information on Michael Silverman please visit his website: www.michaelsilvermanpiano.com
where you can purchase Human Spirit: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify
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