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Soultracks FIRST LISTEN: Check out "Keys to the City," a tribute to the late, great George Duke! featuring Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit and Rob Silverman! https://www.soultracks.com/first-listen-michael-silverman-summertime-jam
Pianist Michael Silverman to Release New Album “Human Spirit” with Jeff Lorber on July 15th, 2020 | LISTEN to Title Track!
Hybrid Jazz Interview with Trish Hennessey - https://www.blogtalkradio.com/hybridjazzfromtrishhennessey/2020/07/16/hybrid-jazz-from-trish-hennessey--with-michael-silverman-and-jeff-lorber
July 15, 2020
The new album collaboration with Grammy winner Jeff Lorber "Human Spirit" to be released on July 15, 2020.
Michael Silverman's recording of "Air" by Bach featured in the CBS series The Good Wife.
“…Silverman could hardly be in better company. The pianist has teamed up with keyboardist and composer Jeff Lorber on songs for the album, which make use of Silverman’s palette of classical and new age colors as well as producer and co-writer Lorber’s deep well of fusion and R&B… ‘Keys to the City’ is a shimmering confection, with the leader’s piano evincing sunlight sparkling on the water and a propulsive, flowing rhythm provided by guitarist Michael Thompson, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.” – JAZZIZ
“Fans of 1970s and ’80s era jazz fusion are going to like this one.” – SoulTracks
“With such an incredible team of musical talent assembled, I had high hopes for this album, which exceeded my expectations. With his Human Spirit album, Michael Silverman clearly makes his mark in the world of Jazz, adding yet another genre to his long list of musical accomplishments.” – Luxury Experience
“Michael Silverman has put together a musical masterpiece.” – Jay Vee Music
“The title 𝘏𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 really says it all as the album does speak in various ways to that spirit, offering bright, up-tempo, cool mid-tempo, and sensuous slow gems filled to the brim with great melodies and hooks...It’s definitely one that belongs in your collection of quality recordings.” – Ronald Jackson’s Smooth Jazz Ride Music Reviews
JAZZIZ Livestream Interview with Jeff Lorber
An exciting co-writing experience with Jeff Lorber, with great guest artists, including Rob Silverman, Eric Marienthal, John Patitucci, Jimmy Haslip, Randy Brecker, Gary Novak, Vinnie Colaiuta, Paul Jackson, Jr., David Benoit and Michael Thompson. Available July 15, 2020.
Known mostly for his classical and New Age music releases, Michael knew that Jeff Lorber would bring something new out of him in the studio.
Michael's first major release in the Contemporary Smooth Jazz market, he and Jeff Lorber had come up with an idea to create a new sound where both of their strengths came together.
"I wanted to do a melodic jazz record, with Jeff's signature smooth writing and production, so it was my job to contribute the melodies for all of the tunes, and find the place where they could fit with his incredible rhythmic approach to the music."
The writing team was seamless from the beginning, and is evidenced in the first single, "Human Spirit."
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