Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2015)
– Grammy Nominated and award-winning international jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, new single “Fly With The Wind” is #1 on this week’s Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. The single is from his new album “You, Me, and Forever”, released on Shanachie Entertainment. “You, Me, and Forever”, is produced by Najee, and has reached Top 10 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums on Billboard, and #1 Most Added album on the Smooth Jazz charts. The album features singer and songwriter, Frank McComb, keyboardist, James Lloyd (from Pieces of a Dream), and pianist Robert Damper. Najee considers his new work a culmination of who he is as an artist through his experiences in music.
“You, Me, and Forever” is Najee’s 16th studio-album and third release on Shanachie Entertainment label. As he states, “I’m truly blessed to have longevity in the genre of jazz. When I started in this business, I took my horn everywhere and had no idea where it would take me…but now I take my horn everywhere around the world.” His musical experiences is what has catapulted him for being one of the most sought after instrumentalists of our generation in both genres of Jazz and R&B. Najee’s new album is a kaleidoscope project, fused with a mix of bossa nova, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, and smooth r&b. The new #1 lead single from the album “Fly With the Wind”, is written by jazz pianist, Alex Bugnon, and produced by Chris “Big Dog” Davis. The song is a smooth r&b groove that displays Najee’s signature sound, for which he is known for on the soprano saxophone. Along with the chart topping single, notable songs off the album that are currently in radio rotation include: “Signature” (written/produced by Frank McComb), bossa nova classic tune “Wave” (featuring Robert Damper on piano), and straight-ahead song “Jannah” written by jazz legend Ahmad Alaadeen (featuring James Lloyd on piano).
Also featured on the album are musicians from Najee’s touring band including: Rod Bonner on keys, Daniel Powell on drums, RaShawn Northington on electric bass, Chuck Johnson on guitar who is also the lead vocalist on song “Biggest Part of Me”, and new comer Andrea Wallace, who is the lead vocalist on song “Give It All We’ve Got”, produced by Najee. “You, Me, and Forever” is available worldwide and on iTunes and Amazon. For more information about the album and Najee’s upcoming tour dates, please visit: www.najeeofficial.com