The Pulse of Entertainment: Marion Meadows Releases ‘Twice as
Nice' on Shanachie, Featuring Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Chris ‘Big Dog'
30, 2021) - "They are all friends of mine," said Contemporary Jazz saxophonist Dr. Marion Meadows about
the featured artists on his latest solo project titled "Twice as Nice" (Shanachie), who
include Grammy winning guitarist Paul Brown and keyboardists Jeff Lorber and Chris "Big Dog" Davis - to name a few.
"Jeff Lorber, he and I have been exchanging ideas for many years...it was close at times...never really happened. It
so happens to be one of the hottest tunes on the record. Paul Brown, I hadn't worked with him, but had known of him. He has
the bulk of the songs on the record. Chris ‘Big Dog', we've done many songs. He's like an electric car, you get in there
and it goes. It's a win win situation for me."
The veteran sax-man earned a Doctorate in Arts and Humanities
in 2016 and earned a Masters in Music from Berklee. Marion was playing his sax in Grand Central Station when someone who heard
him changed his life. He ended up touring with Norman Brown for 30 years. During that time he has done his solo thing. He
just released his 16th solo album in April, 2021 on the Shanachie Entertainment imprint, home to saxophonist/flutist Najee;
lead guitarist/singer Norman Brown; Grammy nominated saxophonist Richard Elliott; saxophonist Kim Waters; Pieces if a Dream
band; singer/songwriter Rahsaan Patterson; trumpeter/vocalist Rick Braun, and Gospel singer/songwriter Isaac Carree.
"I grew up listening to Norman Conners, Jean Carne, and Aretha Franklin... I won't put a song on my record...just to
put a song on it. I will not compromise. I want it to be listened to years later," Meadows said sincerely.
in West Virginia, raised in Connecticut and now residing in several places that include Nashville and Maui, Marion Meadows
is known as one of the "architectures" of Contemporary Jazz. He plays the tenor and soprano sax.
was raised in a family that was so loving," he said about his personal life. "My parents are gone but I still have
my brother and sister...‘twice as nice' means I do have it twice as nice. They have been my rocks...throughout my career."
"I have been living in Hawaii...in Maui...raising my daughter," Mario added. "She grew up here. There
is no crime...no guns."
The "Twice as Nice" Shanachie project also features Dave Mann, Steve Oliver
and Joey Sommervile. www.MarionMeadows.com www.Shanachie.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS,
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