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The Pulse of Entertainment: Horn Player Eddie Daniels' ‘Night Kisses' Album is Swirling with Romance


(July 31, 2020) - "I decided to do a Brazilian record with a string quartet," said six-time Grammy nominated horn player Eddie Daniels about his August 7, 2020 release of his "Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins" (Resonance Records) project. "George Klabin, head of Resonance Records. was born in Brazil. I've known him for 40 years."

The "Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins" album features 10-time Grammy winning Dave Grusin (piano) and Emmy winning Bob James (piano). Also accompanying Daniels on "Night Kisses" is Kevin Axt (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums), Kuno Schmid (piano), and The Harlem Quartet (strings). Eddie, also a one-time Grammy winner, plays the sax, flute and the clarinet.

"Bob James and Dave are both famous writers in the Jazz field, they both know Ivan Lins," said Eddie about his featured artists - Bob James, who is also a Grammy winner and Dave Grusin who is also an Academy Award winner.

When I asked him where the title of the project came from he said, "A couple of the tunes had ‘night' in them. One song ‘The Night Singer' is so romantic."

Daniels says his new project, the 30th album, is all about "love and romance."

The New York native was a prodigy child playing the clarinet and sax fluently by the age of 13. Through the years he has worked as a musician with various artists and appeared on the albums of Angelo Bofill ("Angie," 1978) and George Benson ("G.B.," 1981). He was also a featured musician on the Big Phat Band 2001 album.

My favorites tracks on the "Night Kisses" project includes #3 "Maos de Afeto (Hands of Affection)," for its sweet sound and deeply romantic feel; #5 "Velas Icadas (Hoisted Sails)," for its nice Jazz sound, the way the flute flutters like a butterfly, the majestic piano playing, and the visuals it provokes of swirling winds on a lovely day; #7 "Cantor Da Noite (The Night Singer)," for its old classic Jazz sound, reminiscent of the Frank Sinatra and Harry Belfonte periods; #10 "Lembra (Remember)," because of the way it picks-up at a certain point to become inspiring and also the swirling dance the flute and piano makes, and last I like #11 "Depois dos Temporais (After the Storms)," because this Navy girl loves the military drum roll in the background, a surprise, making the selection refreshing. 

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice MoseleyMS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Timeswww.ThePulseofEntertainment.comEVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto for more information or to RSVP. 

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