Motown songwriting legend Lamont Dozier performs some of his most well-known songs on his new album "Reimagination." Lamont is looking to recapture these popular songs, that became hits for other artists, and make them his own once again. Lamont also invites a load of special guests to help him with this task. He begins his new 13-song release with a medley of songs made famous by the Supremes, including "Where Did Out Love Go" and "Stop In The Name Of Love" with help from vocalist extraordinary Graham Nash. Dozier continues his new release with a piano-only version of "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You," featuring Gregory Porter followed by a gentle acoustic rendition of "Baby I Need Your Loving" with support from Lee Ann Womack. He looks to pick the tempo up with a jazz-piano versions of "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" and "Nowhere To Run" with a special touch of vocals from Jo Harman. Other artists like Todd Rundgren ("In My Lonely Room"), Rumer ("You Keep Me Hanging On") and Justin Currie ("Reflections") make guest appearances on Lamont Dozier's new album, before he closes with the renewed energy of "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)." To find out more about Lamont Dozier and his latest release "Reimagination," please visit cleorecs.com.
Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz is preparing to release his new album "Summer Horns II From A To Z," just in time for the season. It has been five years since the last "Summer Horns" album and Koz brings his friends along for the 11-song sequel. Koz kicks things off with the excitingly, energetic horns of "Getaway/That's The Way (I Like It)" medley as everyone get involved. Koz and his band keeps the groove swinging with "More Today Than Yesterday" and "Keep That Same Feeling" as he leads the way with his outstanding talents on the sax. He pays homage to oldies with updated versions of "Take The 'A' Train" and "Route 66," but in-between we get a soulful rendition of "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" featuring Kenny Lattimore and Shelea on vocals. The Latin flair of "Conga" draws in Aubrey Logan and Gloria Estefan to duet on this high-powered number, before finishing up with the soulful jazz of Michael Jackson's "The Earth Song." To find out more about Dave Koz and his latest release "Summer Horns II From A To Z," please visit davekoz.com.