Sommers has been making a serious impression in the Jazz
arena ever since his debut set 'James Cafe'
in 1998 that gave us the excellent tracks 'Stay
awhile' featuring Eric Benet
and his lovely remindition of Bonnie Raitts
classic 'Can't make you love me'.
Now with 2 albums under his belt (James Cafe and 360 Urban Groove)
said Jimmy, "The concept, if you want to call it that, is simple,
I love music…and I love life"
Which leads us to his third album
entitled appropiately enough 'LoveLife'
and the single reviewed here 'What am I gonna
do?'. In past ventures, he's worked with some of the best
R&B talent in the indusytry from Eric
Benet to Les Nudians
and sees no reason to change that. One of the top singer/songwiter
and all round performer of the modern soul era Rahsaan
Patterson is on hand this time as he give the song that
exquisitely soulful touch with that smooth baritone of his. Jimmy's
playing is beautifully layered throughout adding rich texture and
suave to the track. No doubt one of the highlights of the album (in
A modest man in much respect,
Jimmy's ambition to be a trumpeter started at an early age (age 10
to be precise) and made his 1st professional recording with the MacArthur
Junior High School Jazz Band. At the age of 16 he was playing sessions
with the likes of Buddy Guy and
now is well on his way to being one of today's finest jazz musicians.'
The album is in record shops
now so I'd suggest going to your local store and pick up a copy you
won't be disappointed. A TY-D pick
Listen to Jimmy
Sommers ft: Rahsaan Patterson 'What
am I gonna do?'