Don’t Hold Your Breath is an expression of my deep connection and feeling for jazz music. Throughout my career and this recording process, I’ve strived to be true to myself and to the art form I represent. My role is not only a player but also a producer, composer and arranger. My sincere hope and desire is that you enjoy this music and it brings you happiness.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) July 20, 2010
Featured soloist and Grammy-nominated trumpeter Gary Grant, who has recorded with such notable artists as David Foster, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Toni Braxton, releases his latest album, Don’t Hold Your Breath, on July 20th. The album is being distributed by BFM Digital, a leading digital music aggregator and distributor of independent music.
Grant’s rich and clear sound can be heard all over the world with an impressive accumulation of 2 billion recordings sold. Gary has been 1st trumpet for Quincy Jones for the past 25 years, and with over three decades in the business, Gary has accumulated an extraordinary list of recordings that include many top hits. Grant’s sound has been heard as the accompaniment to diverse projects including the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, 20 seasons of the hit TV show The Simpsons, and 14 recordings with Earth Wind and Fire.
The trumpeter’s second album, Don’t Hold Your Breath, accentuates the important healing power of breath with acoustical instruments that engulf the listener with the feeling of enjoyable innovative music. The exciting tunes, whether up-tempo or sensual ballads, features Gary throughout the album of original jazz and jazz Latin compositions and includes guest artists Dan Higgins, Vinnie Colaiuta, Wally Minko, Wayne Bergeron, Brian Bromberg, and Johnny Friday.
Grant says, “Don’t Hold Your Breath is an expression of my deep connection and feeling for jazz music. Throughout my career and this recording process, I’ve strived to be true to myself and to the art form I represent. My role is not only a player but also a producer, composer and arranger. My sincere hope and desire is that you enjoy this music and it brings you happiness.”
The album takes the jazz lover on a different journey that is refreshing and interesting, a journey that weaves a brilliant harmonic concept into an infectious rhythm section. Grant’s sound and improvising is sensitive as it is powerful. The essence of the quality of sound and execution of his performance is a musical joy for the listener. Don’t Hold Your Breath will be available on all digital services on July 20th, 2011 through Gary Grant Music.
For a copy of the album for editorial purposes, please contact Heather Noonan at BFM Digital: pr (at) bfmdigital (dot) com or 818-761-0191
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About BFM Digital, Inc.:
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