Jessie calls "Let's Connect"
his horn album, since the emphasis is on his own tenor/soprano
sax and harmonica leads in addition to some tasty Miles Davis
inspired trumpet / flugelhorn work from Jimmy Hale.
This is also a highly percussive album, featuring a potpourri
of rhythms from Steve Reid's incredible percussion-toy-box.
Steve has actually built some of the Instrument's himself!
Jessie Allen Cooper has created an exceptional chemistry
here among this elite group of seasoned players. So, do check
out the song credits as you listen, to see who is involved in
this amazing project. Most importantly, allow the remarkable
songs in this album to assist you in finding the pure joy that
great music can bring.
Jessie believes "music is a high art form that adds
something special to our lives. It helps us connect to each other
and the world around us." With that Thought-in-mind, enjoy
connecting with this positive musical energy!
Scott O'Brien /SmoothJazz.com
Enough gloom and doom! I promised sunshine and glee. "LET'S
CONNECT" by JESSIE ALLEN COOPER is just that. Try the first
Smooth Jazz Jam Band! Are we buckled up yet? I realize this term
may be a lesson in jovial juxtaposition, but Jessie's joyous
approach is creating another angle to garner audience is to be
auditioned and annexed to your playlist.
Roger Lifeset / Peer Music
In the spirit of his iconic ancestor, Benjamin Franklin,
a genius known for smithing powerful creativity, ingenuity, and
a deep sense of restless invention, Cooper brilliantly taps into
an eclectic array of musical genres pop, jazz, R&B,
chill, and world beat. With seamless craft, Cooper subtly weaves
these distinctive styles, thus transcending passing musical trends.
The popular composer and saxophonist's studio, Cooper Sound Waves,
is located in Venice Beach, California, the melting pot which
clearly influenced this project. Drawing inspiration from this
multitude of genres, but letting each have its voice, makes Cooper's
highly anticipated new CD 'Let's Connect' an exciting
must have for adventurous listeners everywhere.