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HAPPY 2017, EVERYONE!
IN FEBRUARY, BE ON THE LOOKOUT AS CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY THROUGHOUT THE DISC, "THE BRAZILIAN-AMERICAN SOUNDTRACK" WITH THE SINGLE "MOBILE - GLOBAL"
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AS ARTIST/BANDLEADER: Baldwin rolled out discs #22 and 23 in 2016 with his "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack," and "The Gift of Christmas", with music recorded in Brazil and the United States....In 2017, look for remixes of some of his past recordings leading up to his 30th year Anniversary (1988) as a solo artist. Look for shows coming up overseas, including the UK. Baldwin's on the move.
AS PRODUCER/COMPOSER: Look for more produced projects of various instrumentalists and vocalists in 2017. Between 2014-2016, Baldwin has written music that has been recorded by Paul Brown/Bob James (#1 Radio), Richard Elliot, Marion Meadows, Ragan Whiteside, and Euge Groove. There's more to come, including some strong indie artists. Stay tuned...
AS CURATOR: As curator of the NewUrbanJazz Live Music series (a spin off from his radio program), look for events coming up in various cities starting with an exciting program at the Berks Jazz Fest w/ Tom Browne, Marion Meadows and Walter Beasley. We are pleased that our efforts to improve musical quality on a local and national level caught the attention of the New York Times in 2011 (see article).
AS RADIO HOST: With over 35 stations and a following of 453,000 listeners weekly, the NewUrbanJazz Radio program continues to flourish, with new stations to be added to Boston and Detroit. Stay tuned, or visit our radio page. Join the movement! Visit us here!
THE LATEST: 'THE BRAZILIAN-AMERICAN SOUNDTRACK' has penetrated the Billboard top 20, coming in at #14, his 10th since 2000!
Here's what they are saying about it...
“The Pulse of entertainment: Bob Baldwin makes a big statement with 'The Brazilian-American Soundtrack'”. - Lee Bailey’s EUR Web.com Electronic Urban Report
“A wondrous double album of both mellow and smooth musical offerings, all enveloped within some seriously tasty modern jazz - all delivered by one of the most talented keyboardists on the planet, Bob Baldwin.” – Exclusive Magazine
“A heady, intoxicating smooth jazz and modern soul cocktail that will last long after the Rio Olympics are a fading memory. Hugely recommended!” – Soul and Jazz and Funk
“This is without a doubt a masterpiece from Bob Baldwin. In his typical urban jazz style, he brings contemporary jazz that keeps my interest all the way. One of the best albums this year!” – Keys & Chords
“A double album of Brazilian/American fusion that takes it to the streets, this is a little bit of a look at the future of jazz…Smoking hot throughout---even in it's laid back moments.” – Midwest Record
“Bob Baldwin’s magnum opus deserves recognition and certainly several deep listens since it represents the passion and virtuosity of his musical personalities.” – Sounds of Timeless Jazz.com
“Excellent album where music and Brazilian rhythms combined with impeccable Jazz de contemporary.” - No Solo Smooth Jazz (Spain)
“Bob Baldwin's double feature 'The Brazilian-American Soundtrack' is a concentrated charge of entertainment. With more than two hours the listener gets a stunning recording full of melodic ideas.” – Smooth Jazz Daily (Germany)
“'The Brazilian-American Soundtrack', which became Baldwin’s ninth album to hit the Billboard Top 20, also benefits from his soothing tenor voice, bass, drums, percussion, Moog bass, Melodica, strings and clave contributions.” – Smooth Jazz Life
"'The Brazilian-American Soundtrack' are tightly segued, maintaining a smooth flow and graceful transition from cut to cut through more than two hours of music.” – Capital Community News
“Baldwin has the confidence to turn back the clock to the time when artists were not constrained by misguided industry formulas on how songs should sound and how they should be constructed.” – Smooth Jazz Therapy
WHO IS THIS GUY, BOB BALDWIN?
Music is just one thing that Bob Baldwin does, but is not who he is... monikers like Humanitarian, Composer, Author, Performer, Inventor and Radio Host barely scrape the surface.
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