MP3 The Jazzwriter - A Quiet Shore
A spectrum of jazzy music from smooth & deep to head bobbin & hip-hoppish featuring inspired progressions, cool beats and smooth solos, "A Quiet Shore" has something cool and relaxing for every jazz listener. The first 100 CD''s are numbered and autographe
14 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz
Mark Henry, also known as the Jazz Writer was born in Los Angeles California. His love of music began in his early childhood, listening to legends like Hugh Masekela, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder & the Supremes. Drawn by the emotional instrumentation and harmonies, he started learning guitar at the age of 8, bought a bass at age 11 and soon after became the bass player in his uncle''s band. He studied bass in High School and it was during these impassioned teenage years that he was captivated by the great jazz innovators of the seventies as they invented a new genre of music. Geniuses like Grover Washington Jr., Bob James, Ronnie Laws, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Wenzel, Donald Byrd, Patrice Rushen, Bobbi Humphrey, the Jazz Crusaders and a list far too long to complete here, were combining tight rhythms, emotional chord progressions, memorable melodies and inspired solos to form what would become Smooth Jazz. Music became his first love. He studied flute, piano, music theory, recording arts technology and radio then began creating his own innovations of jazz.
Eventually purchasing his own studio equipment, Mark took up Pro Audio recording, mixing and editing local bands and independent artists, recording shows, pads, PSA''s and liners for Adele Fortier''s legendary "Gospel Connection" radio show and editing for the IT Conversations Network. All the while his skills as a jazz writer continued to develop, becoming evermore chill. His two sons; Mark and Shawn, also embrace the love of music, first as trumpet players in their middle and high school bands then developing into talented songwriters, producers and recording engineers. Working together, this family organization has developed a powerful smooth jazz production entity, always uniquely outside the boundaries of genre to make great jazz while embracing the widest audience through crossover appeal. The current CD, entitled “Mr. Freeze”, is according to our test marketing group, the “Bizomb”, the “Shiznit” and “Dooooooope!!!!”