In the Zone
- Artist: Emmett North, Jr.
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/25/2003
I'm a jazz/blues guitarist,singer,songwriter & artist. My In The Zone album has a little of everything like In The Zone,From La to London,Burnt Offeringsand Montuno are up temple smooth and funky cuts. Between The Spaces and Sometimes are very smooth and layed back I may remind you of Wes Montgomery or George on the octives. Sanctified & The Groove are more shuffle & dance. My album was put together and concieved in London. In 1993 on one of my trips to London my friends and fellow musicians said that the next time I came to London they wanted to do an album with me. In 94 I started writing songs because I was to be there for six weeks so I was under a little pressure to write enough songs and finish my part of the recording before returning back to La, It came out in june of 95 and was played extensively on londons jazz-FM radio. We also debuted the album at londons famous Jazz Cafe. I had worked and toured all of England and British Isles with these musicians backing Clem Curtis & The Foundations. Best friend and drummer Graham Cuttill on drums & backing vocals, Nixon Rosembert on bass, Paul Higgs on trumpet & keyboards, Neil Pyzer on sax, flute and programming, Roberto Pla and Tammy Payne percussions, Dave Stevens-keyboards and programming, Boysey Buttram alto sax on Sanctified. The only song that was covered isThe Groove which was written by Rodney Franklin. I've toured and recorded with other groups from London like Reggae Group, Chosen Few, The Funkmasters who had a hit It's Over which went to #5 on British charts in '84. We appeared on Top of The Pops. I recorded and toured with The Atlantic Soul Machine throughout England, Finland, Belgium and Holland. I hope that you enjoy my music and my website sincerely & musically. Emmett North Jr.
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