Artist: Cal Payne Title Of Album: The Cal Payne Project Year Of Release: 2010 Label: Casyl Enterprises, Inc. Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz Format: MP3 Bitrate: CBR 192 kbps Tracks: 11 Total Time: 59:48 min Total Size: 82 MB WebSite: http://thecalpayneproject.com/
Tracklist 01. Origami 5:41 02. Uptown 6:06 03. Cruise Control 8:04 04. Journey 5:45 05. Again and Again 6:00 06. Sieglinde 8:35 07. Reflections 4:38 08. Prelude 0:36 09. As Yet Untitled 4:17 10. The Promise 5:51 11. Nemesis 4:27
For Cal Payne, it truly is all about the music. With a jazz/instrumental style that combines elements of R&B, latin, fusion jazz, and rock, his performance and presence invokes a combination of Grover Washington Jr. and Santana. Driven by an unceasing desire to compose and perform, he is most alive when engaged in the emotional and spiritual experience of making music. Music: this is the essence of the Cal Payne Project.
Born into the sonic assault and excitement of Brooklyn, NY, Cal Payne first expressed his passionate love of music as a vocalist at age 4. However, the jarring effects of adolescence made singing a frustrating challenge, and he became drawn to express himself as an instrumental player. Clarinet first occupied his hands at age 12, and then tenor saxophone at 14 and alto sax several years later. Keyboards joined his already impressive collection of skills at 18, with bass guitar and soprano saxophone not far behind. As his skills and talent grew, so did his passion and instinct, and from a young age it was clear that he was a thoughtful and passionate musician.
Now with The Cal Payne Project released, he has his sights set on the stage, and on his future, from his home base of New York City. Whether on record or in live performance, Cal Payne is a singular musical experience. Not only singular in being inventive and open to the possibilities of how music might inhabit a moment, but singular in focus. Singular in intent. There is one reality there, one truth. Cal Payne really is all about the music.