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Ready To Roll / Farnell Newton

Farnell Newton - Ready To Roll


"Ready To Roll" is soulful RnB with a touch of jazz from the Portland Oregon based trumpeter. Newton has performed with a number of artists and recently toured with Jill Scott. The disc features some tasty vocals on a number of tracks.. "Make Me Yours" is sweet mid-tempo RnB that features vocalist Ashley Jayy. "You Gotta Move" is a slow burning funk treat that's produced by Donyea Goodman. "Peace & Love" is soulful RnB that features rising star Jarrod Lawson and Tony Ozier. "Dunk Funk" and "Stanky's Revenge Part Doo" are straight up jam sessions with heavy grooves, funky wah wah guitar rhythms and blistering horn riffs. Although Newton is a respected Jazz Trumpeter there's little in the way of jazz featured here. There's plenty of soulful vocals and tight arrangements to ensure you'll have a funky good time.

Reg Dancy, 10/15