Najee’s first album since 2007’s straightahead-influenced Rising Sun marks the popular saxophonist’s return to the cool and sophisticated urban sounds he’s known for. In fact, Najee calls it a “friendly album,” one influenced by responses received onstage. In fact, on at least half the album he calls on his live touring band, giving the project an intimate feel. He took some of the inspiration for the CD from the late, great Miles Davis, who later in his career took stylish and simple-yet compelling-melodies and played them over memorable grooves.
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