MP3 Bob Boykin & Firepower - Hazardous Material
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12 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
*Guitar World Says...."AIN'T TOO PROUD TO SHRED, Boykin is a ferocious soloist who segues from bop-style jazz phrases to wailing rock licks with the greatest of ease".
*Jazz Times Says...."An established composer of television and film scores, guitarist Bob Boykin clearly has a need to rock".
*Vintage Guitar Says..."From '70s-style funk, to blues, to killer ballad work, and pretty much any jazz style you can think of, Boykin's playing shines".
Top session Guitarist and Composer Bob Boykin with his group FirePower debut the CD release of "Hazardous Material" a high energy, groove-oriented, set of (12) funk, blues, reggae and jazz-rock tracks. Featured collaborations with Grammy award winning saxophonist Ernie Watts and all-star brass and rhythm sections featuring players like: Brian Bromberg, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Neil Stubenhaus, Joel Taylor, Jimmy Earl, Dann Huff, Abe Laboriel, Mitch Forman, Jimmy Z, Jay Dee Maness and others make "Hazardous Material" a true event.........
Bob's career began as a guitar player in the clubs of his home town of Savannah, Georgia. He later moved to Nashville, where he worked as a studio guitarist with top Country, Rock, Blues and R&B artist. While continuing to do session work, playing local clubs and occasional touring with Pam Tillis, Dr. Hook, Joel Gray, Liza Minnelli, Gary Puckett, Brenda Lee, John Schneider and Broadway show's like "Chorus Line" and "Annie". He still managed to play with his group FirePower in the underground Nashville jazz scene.
Bob later moved to Los Angeles, where his versatility soon landed him in the studio playing on sessions for Marvel Comic's Saturday morning Television cartoons and also national commercial's like "Ford", "Chevy", "Toyota", "Levi's", "Budweiser", "Miller Beer", "GTE", more recently "Chicken Run" and many others. During that time he began composing songs and main titles for Columbia Pictures, Sony, Glen Larson at 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers and MGM. His original songs and scores have been heard on hit shows such as "Sex And The City", "West Wing", "X-Files", "Chris Isaac Show", "Married People", "Fame", "McGyver", "Route 66", "Married With Children", "Sea Hunt", "L. A. Firefighters" and "Moon Over Miami" (with members of the "Tonight Show Band") and feature films like "Keys To Tulsa", "Sister Sister", "Flypaper", "AFI Women In Films", the "Car Kid", Sundance Film "Luxury Of Love" to name a few. He then landed his own series as Composer, Guitarist and Producer of all the music heard nation-wide on the weekly ABC series "Married People" produced by Columbia Pictures Television. With over 100 songs and about 200 source cues ready for use in films and TV shows, many of the top studios call for songs from his catalog.
Bob's success in Hollywood has afforded him the distinction of being one of the most in demand Guitarist, Composer and Producers on the scene today. While spending most of his time working between Los Angeles, London and Nashville or touring throughout Europe, his favorite thing is going into the studio to write and record original music with his group FirePower. With a myriad of musical influences to draw from. Bob's music is as unique as it is exciting. And after one listen to "Hazardous Material" it will be obvious that, as he puts it, "Jazz Is My First Love"......... press release by Angel Ramero
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