The Jazz Kitchen will transform into a recording studio on Friday, Feb. 5th as gospel jazz artist, Harold Rayford, takes the stage for his first live recording.
Since signing to Tyscot Records in the mid ‘90s, the saxophonist has released four albums, all recorded during studio sessions. His upcoming release, “I Am an Instrument,” will be his first live recorded project.
Rayford views the recording as an exciting opportunity to introduce audiences to a new sound.
“I decided to do a live recording because I have found that I play differently live juxtaposed to how I play in a studio setting,” said Rayford, “The most memorable songs performed in the studio, were uninterrupted studio sessions. My expectation is that this live recording will produce a sound that is both fresh and refreshing.”
Long time fans of Rayford will notice something different about the new project. The saxophonist has typically chosen to limit the use of guest vocalists on previous projects, but wanted to add another element to his signature style.
“Our past recordings have intentionally limited the use of vocals. Why? To allow listeners to enjoy the instruments and songs in a unique way,” Rayford said. “However, a majority of the songs on this CD will either feature or involve background vocals.”
The Jazz Kitchen is located at 5377 N. College Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner. The recording will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a second set at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Jazz Kitchen.
For more information contact: Tyscot Records at (317)-479-2343 ext 302 or visit Old Soul Entertainment at www.oldsoulent.com.