*“My desire is to put a smile on their faces,” said saxophonist Kim Waters about the release of his new album titled “Shakedown” (Shanachie). He explained it’s all about having a good time shaking it down to the ground. “With everything going on, everybody is confused…I hope it’s a great inspiration.”
“Shakedown” is Kim’s 24th album. The Smooth Jazz sax player is also a composer, pianist and music producer who is ranked among the top five instrumentalists in Jazz. A Maryland native currently residing in Georgia, Waters is known for his dissent Contemporary Jazz sax playing. He is known for taking Hip-Hop music, R&B, Reggae and Pop genres and twisting them into his style of Contemporary Jazz. On “Shakedown” he reinvents Ella Mai’s hit “Boo’d Up.”
“Every one that we do, we have a little spirituality because we give of ourselves,” Kim stated about his album’s creative process.
The 10-track “Shakedown” project, was created while he was at his grand piano and not in the studio, a first time, and is dedicated to his wife Dana and his twins Kimberly and Kayla. Kim Waters was a prodigy child playing the violin at the age of eight and then at age 13 he changed to the sax because he said he was teased about playing the violin by other boys. He has a long history with his current label Shanachie Entertainment since the release of “Love’s Melody” in 1998. This is his 13th album at the Shanachie imprint.
“I want to tell them to stay strong, and let this (album) give them a little break,” Kim concluded. www.KimWaters.net
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