Claudia Hayden - Abstract  Artist: Claudia Hayden Title Of Album: Abstract
Year Of Release: 2010 Label: Claudia Hayden Rec Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Funk Format: MP3 Bitrate: CBR 192 kbps Tracks: 13 Total Time: 01:15:21 Total Size: 102 MB WebSite: ClaudiaHayden.com
Tracklist: 01. The Journey 5:36 02. Angola 5:30 03. God Is Watching 5:11 04. So Claudia 5:25 05. Harlembound 4:27 06. Mystery 4:48 07. Jaguars On the Prowl 6:56 08. Dreamweaver 6:29 09. No More War 6:41 10. Playdate At 621 7:05 11. Havana Moods 4:40 12. Dreamwalker 4:40 13. Thoughts of You 7:24
Album Notes New York City based flautist, composer, and songwriting producer Claudia Hayden and her band, The Claudia Hayden Project, continue to move audiences to standing ovations at venues throughout the U.S. Possessing a sound that ranges from funky and sassy to sublimely smooth, the sheer power of the music is evident in the new release of her debut Jazz CD, “Abstract.”
True to her Louisiana roots, Ms. Hayden, a publisher member of ASCAP, has developed a velvety yet energetic style with a hypnotic tone nearing vocal quality. “Abstract” showcases soul stirring original songs written by Ms. Hayden, and The Hayden Project delivers fiery licks generating from Jazz, World Music, and Funk.
Led by Ms. Hayden, musicians on the CD include Wess “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Marc Cary, Darrell Lavigne, Andre Hayward, Terreon Gully, Tarus Mateen, Donald Edwards, Roland Guerin, Abraham Burton, George Fontenette, Jonathan Lefcoski, Klaus Mueller, Shai Bachar, IIya Lishinsky, Avi Rothbard, Michael Jacobsen, Kevin Jones, Michael Foster, and Patricia Lacey.
Ms. Hayden studied with renowned avant-garde jazz clarinetist Alvin Batiste and flautist Kent Jordan while performing with artists including Joe Sample, Marc Cary, and Roy Hargrove.