On September 10, 2013, saxophonist Jessy J released Second Chances on Shanachie Entertainment. The album features an all-star cast of musicians including Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Joe Sample, Jimmy Haslip and Johnny Britt.
Second Chances is Jessy’s fourth release as a solo artist, but her first as a producer, and as part of this new role, she sought to fuse her love for and influences in the jazz, Latin jazz and R&B styles. “Listen 2 the Groove,” the first single from the album features Lorber on keys and Jimmy Haslip on bass. The title track, “Second Chances,” showcases Norman Brown and Johnny Britt. Joe Sample lends his both his writing talents and playing on “Mambo Gumbo.”
With Second Chances, Jessy J has created a unique combination of music having drawn from her diverse influences and personal experiences. The album includes eight original works and two covers, “Magalenha” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.”
In 2008, Jessy made her debut in contemporary jazz with Tequila Moon. She held the #1 spot on the smooth jazz charts for eight weeks and was rewarded with the Radio & Records “Debut Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” awards. She has had the opportunity to work with groups and artists such as Michael Bublé, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, The Temptations, Aerosmith and more.
Title: Second Chances
Artist: Jessy J
Date: September 10, 2013
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Shanachie Entertainment
01 Listen 2 the Groove (feat. Jeff Lorber)
02 Second Chances (feat. Norman Brown)
03 Feel Like Makin’ Love
05 Tango for Two
07 La Luna Feliz
08 Double Trouble (feat. Jeff Lorber & Jimmy Haslip)
09 Mambo Gumbo (feat. Johnny Britt)