About Larry Washington SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS:
From BeatworkzLtd Music... Spiritual Conversations. Come experience a new experience in Smooth Jazz from one of this world's most colorful Drummers, Writers, Producers, Vocalists, and Multi-Instrumentalists, Larry Washington.
Larry takes you on a jazzy but funky journey combining artistry, melodic textures & pulsating rhythms. Start your journey with Transitions, a Driving Funky track with
Spoken Word featuring the captivating voice of Larry's wife Deborah Washington; Soulful Sax by Rodney Taylor; Electrifying Guitar from Tony Drake. This track is sure
to make you move feeding you with some real knowledge.
Conversations...sure to be a #1 Smooth Jazz hit. Trumpeter
Andrew Carney and Saxophonist Rodney Taylor trade some
nice licks along with J.V. Collier adding some punchy Bass
lead on this track. Kevin Flournoy lays down a funky keyboard track. Mirror combines a hard hitting beat with tasty colors, Saxes & keyboards. The hypnotic jazz chill track Night Dreams features voices from Jazz Great Yve Evans and smooth Flugelhorn from master musician Andrew Carney.
Feelin' It...a mixture of Hip Hop, Old School and Jazz. It
features an infectious rhythm loop provided by Hip Hop
Producer Tha Professa; vocals by Adam "A'Jaye" Jackson; J.V. Collier on Bass Guitar laying down the bottom. Jacques Lesure on Guitar; Kevin Flournoy provides the Keys; Larry "one man percussion section" Washington drives it home with some percussion work that simply make you want to get up and dance. This track is definely a cross over whether on pop or in the club. Visions...this world flavored track takes you on a mystical journey
featuring Guitarist Nocy; Larry Vocals and Rodney Taylor delivering an outstanding Ewi performance.
Thirty-Seven...Deborah Washington brings forth another very magnetic performance over what Larry calls "trip jazz" with DjBf on the turntables. The Journey (Miles Behind Me)...a funky tribute to Trumpeter Miles Davis featuring Andrew Carney on Trumpet with Bass and Vocal Solo executed by Bass Master Brad Bobo. What If? this musical setting takes place on a rainy city street featuring Hip Hop Artist Juice delivering a poignant performance. This trip continues with abstract jazz track Role Reversal...this track features some interesting textures over a solid back beat with some artful percussion work by Mike Smith.
Joy is an exciting track!!! Here again some tasty Guitar by Nocy with Larry's driving drum percussion & vocal work. The Mirror - Word beautifully delivered featuring Kenneth Williams. This unique journey ends with a DjBf Remix of Transitions.
In closing, Larry has masterfully compiled one of the hottest discs to date with some of the world's most exciting, creative artists and musicians. This super talent, along with cohorts, definitely has vision with an eye for the future. Spiritual Conversations should undoubtedly heighten the profile of visionary Larry Washington.
"We had the opportuniy to see Larry perform at Idllywild Jazz Festival. We rushed and bought Spiritual Conversations!" -Tom & Sylvia Winters, Las Vegas, NV
"Superb!! What a CD!!" - T.H., Santa Monica, CA
"I'm amazed how Larry is able to capture the essence of a mood within the first couple of bars in a tune and draws you in. He's brought in some top notch players. Some of the funky songs had my head noddin' right from the start, and others that had more of a 'night groove' brought out a satisfied sigh...all of them had me turningup my cd player. His ability to blend in the spiritual made him a natural choice for ads on our 'Sacred & Smooth' show on Sunday mornings."
-Dave DeAndrea, Program Director, Smooth Jazz 105.9 KYSJ
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4. Night Dreams
5. Feelin' It
7. Thirty - Seven
8. The Journey (Miles Behind Me)
9. What If?
10. Role Reversal
12. The Mirror (Word)
13. Transitions (Remix)