On October 28, 2014, trumpeter Joey Sommerville released Overnight Sensation, his fifth solo album on Jayvox.

The album consists of nine originals amongst the ten tracks, and the trumpet player is heard sharing production duties with keyboardist, Jeff Lorber. Guests including Earl Klugh, Jeff Bradshaw, Elan Trotman, and Eric Essix make an appearance on the project, sharing their voices and playing on this unique project.

The album opens with the title track, “Overnight Sensation,” a groove-driven and funky cut that draws you in. He then steps back and slows it down with “Desire” before changing things up again with the rock-inspired rendition of the classic Duke Ellington composition, “Caravan”, featuring Jeff Bradshaw on trombone.

The standout song on the project is surely to become what it’s name implies. “The Next Big Thing” is a contemporary jazz and funk-infused track with Elan Trotman and Joey Sommerville sharing the melody with Jeff Lorber’s trademark groove and sound behind the wheel.

Atlanta-based musician, Joey Sommerville, was a spotlight soloist on the Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning Cirque du Soleil album “Alegria.” He’s written and produced a Top 20 single for Bob Baldwin and an album by Rhonda Smith with performances from the likes of Prince, Sheila E. and Fred Hammond. When he isn’t performing as a jazz trumpet player, he can be heard doing voice spots for companies such as BMW, Coke and Ford.

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Title: Overnight Sensation
Artist: Joey Sommerville
Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Jazz
Label: Jayvox


01 Overnight Sensation
02 Desire (feat. Earl Klugh)
03 Caravan (feat. Jeff Bradshaw)
04 Red Cups Up
05 I Just Wanna Be With You
06 The Next Big Thing (feat. Elan Trotman)
07 Rebecca of Birmingham (feat. Eric Essix)
08 Karma
09 Forever
10 The Passport Life

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Published by Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.