Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 7, 2005
Zascant Music announced the release of ÂFor Women Only,Â by Zascant, the soul duo of Alonzo Powell (Scooter P.) and Anthony Johnson III, (Tony J.) distributed through VirginMega.com, Amazon.com, Borders.com, Target.com, CDNow.com, Waldenbooks.com TowerRecords.com and CDBaby.com. The soulful eight-song CD is available for $13.99 (suggested retail price).
Scooter P. one of todayÂs top jazz drummers, has toured and recorded with artists including Norman Brown, James Ingram, Brian Simpson and Bruce Conte, he has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Ronnie Laws, Jennifer Holiday and Will Downing and been on world tour with ÂBloodstone.Â Tony J. is best known for his years as a front man with the contemporary gospel group ÂGodÂs Elect,Â he has performed at the infamous ÂConcerts by the SeaÂ and opened up for Bebe & Cece Winans, Crystal Lewis, John Gibson and Kenny Smith.
ZascantÂs Mission Is Clear Enough. They want to bring back real soul to the marketplace. In producing this recording, Scooter P. and Tony J. have fulfilled part of their dream ÂÂ the birth of Zascant. Scooter P. finally gets to show his own talent in writing, arranging, drumming on this great soulful debut CD and with Tony JÂs smooth lyrics and harmonic vocal arrangements the duo is complete. They grew up and was inspired by the Isley Brothers, Heat Wave, the Stylistics, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Sly Stone, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Peabo Bryson, Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. We can see where their mission statement was born.
This is what Barry Towler, Soul Express, said in his review; ÂTony JÂs vocals really are great and this song will warm the old cockles of your heart as it did mine, IÂm sure. When I originally checked this CD out on CD Baby I was absolutely convinced about these two gentlemen when I had got about 20 seconds into the KILLER gospel ballad, ÂPlace Of Peace,Â which is so strong and so essential that it is beyond belief. This is a straight out classic song in the mould of, say, the Winans and I cannot stop playing it.Â
ÂFor Women OnlyÂ contains eight original tracks, featuring guest appearance by rapper ÂEsq.Â The album was developed and recorded in Scooter PÂs Zascant Music home studio, allowing him and Tony J. to develop the material along the way. The music is best described as ÂOrganic Retro Soul,Â old-school soul, with commercial appeal that spans the contemporary and urban markets. It is an innovative return to real soul music with telling lyrics, inventive musical artistry and strong performance from Tony J. and Scooter P. (For additional information, please go to http://www.zascant.com)
ZascantÂs Manager Myron Bernard, who also manages singer Lynne Fiddmont and drummer Rayford Griffin, said: ÂZascant brings the Âsing-a-longÂ vibe back to music. Here you have the hypnotic lead singer supported by smooth backing vocals and a cool beat to keep you moving and grooving on the dance floor. The Zascant sound is new, yet familiar to the heart. The Music Industry definitely needs more of these kind of romantic love songs on the charts today.Â
Myron Bernard continues, ÂThe Zascant sound provides the backdrop pulse for the classic contempory soul of R&B. With the wonderful response we got from the advance single, ÂPlease Stay,Â overseas, specially in the UK and Japan, I believe they will continue to spread their signature sound of organic love in their debut CD, ÂFor Women Only.Â
ZascantÂs target demographic includes the Urban Contemporary, Soul, R&B and Pop consumer.
Check out ZascantÂs new single, ÂPlease Stay,Â It can be downloaded for free at http://www.amazon.com or at http://www.soundclick.com To get a promotional CD for review or radio play, please contact Lena Ringstad. For additional information about Zascant visit their website at http://www.zascant.com