|Mr. Williams||Eric and Andy||Gerald|
|Nagoya Blue Note June 16th, 2010
"Winelight", "Loran's Dance",
"Let It Flow", "Strawberry Moon",
"Black Frost","Sassy Stew",
"Inner City Blues", and "Mr. Magic".
|Nice to meet you, Jason !||Nick|
Finally, "To Grover with Love /Live In Japan"
recorded at Blue Note Tokyo
released in March 2016.
The Man Who Pushes The Buttons
Cozmopolitan -1979 mix-
The Man Who Pushes The Buttons-1979 mix-
Jason was born in Brooklyn, New York and began to study music from childhood.
He made first solo album called "Cozmopolitan" in 1979, however never released.
At that time, Tom Barney was supported to Jason as bass player, but he was too busy to do everything for Jason.
As a result of that, Tom told a young amazing kat for this recording to Jaason, and that was Marcus!
And NOW we can order and have this historical "Cozmopolitan" album from Jason's website.
Marcus played all tunes and Michael Brecker played the tenor saxophone on two tunes.
As Jason knew Marcus by Tom, his life was changed and then his musical journey with Marcus started doing synthesizer programming from 1986 for 10 years. During these periods, Jason worked for great artists were Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson...and released his solo albums called "World Tour" in 1994, and "Mr. X" in 1995
featuring many cool kats, Marcus, Michael Brecker, Dean Brown, Lenny White, Herbie Mann, Bob Berg, and so on.
In 2000, he also released two project albums called
"Celebrating the music of Weather Report" and "A Love Affair - The Music of Ivan Lins".
"She Walks This Earth" by Sting was a winner at Best Male Pop Vocal Performance of 43rd Grammy Awards
and nominated "Chasing Shadows" from "Maximum Grooves"
for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at 47th Grammy.
In February 2006, Jason released new album called "What's Going On?" - The Songs Of Marvin Gaye.
Also releasing two cool albums for celebrating the music of Grover Washington, Jr. in 2001 and 2008.
And finally, Jason came to Japan to play Grover's cool tunes at Tokyo and Nagoya in June 2010
featuring Nick Moroch on Guitar, Gerald Veasley on bass, Andy Snitzer on sax,
Eric Darius on another sax, and Buddy Willams on drums.
As a special guest Ralph MacDonald, passed away later, played the percussion at Tokyo only.
In 2008, as Jason made new project called "Global Noize" with DJ Logic, they released first album
and "A Prayer For The Planet" in 2001, also "Sly Reimagined" in 2013.
Recently he is recording with Ingrid Jensen to release coming April, that is what we are looking forward.
|Jason's Solo and Project Albums with Marcus|
|Marcus on "The Heat" with saxophone by Gerry Niewood was recording member of Cozmopolitan.|
|Lead Vocal by Janis Siegel on "Beneath The Moon and Sky" with guitar by Ricardo Silviera was also recording member of Cozmopolitan.|
|Celebrating the Music of Weather Report
|John Scofield on guitar, Dennis Chambers on drums, and Cyro Baptista on percussion on "Cucumber Slumber".|
|A Love Affair
The Music of Ivan Lins
|Lead Vocal by Sting on "She Walks This Earth",
by Brenda Russell on "Nocturne",
and by Ian Lins on"Somos Todos Iquais Nesta Noite"
|What's Going On?
Songs Of Marvin Gaye
| Marcus is on "What's Going On?"
"Heavy Love Affair".
| 2 Grover With Love
| Including "Summer Nights" composed by Marcus
from "Strawberry Moon" Album.
Marcus doesn't play here.