Now with his third release, CRYSTAL CITY, the growth and innovative approach showcased on his previous projects continues to be consistent. A product of Orpheus Music/Hush Productions, CRYSTAL CITY is a ground-breaking masterpiece executive produced by Beau and Charli Huggins. From Alex Bugnon to newcomer saxophonist Rob White Orpheus Music / Hush Production's name has been synonymous with quality music, stated Beau Huggins, President of Orpheus Music. Young, accomplished and edgy, Andre continues to build on the foundation laid by his Orpheus/ Hush predecessors, Najee and Kenny G. CRYSTAL CITY invites music lovers to a magical place that shines with unusual brilliance, where Andre Ward is the tour guide. The musical journey begins with the funk laced, They Keep Calling Me, followed by the dreamy Wishful Thinking, which is accented by the vocal prowess of Barbara Fowler, whose voice is reminiscent of a young Anita Baker. The Yasha produced, Andre's Theme, is a smooth jazzy tune reflective of Ward's laid back style, while, I Don't Want to be in Love, produced by Marc Nelson (AZ Yet) and Chicago Here We Go, offers a soulful excursion for R&B music fans. But one of the most meaningful and personal songs on the album is New Orleans Lights penned as a tribute to the great city and the birthplace of jazz, where Andre shows off his technical abilities with heartfelt emotion. Andre Ward continues to evolve into the type of musician that truly lives for the love of making music that respects the past, yet steps into the future. And with his newest release, he continues to do just that. CRYSTAL CITY is the perfect escape that will keep Smooth Jazz on the map forever.
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