WILL DOWNING, NAJEE & MELI'SA MORGAN - SOUL SUMMIT

WILL DOWNING, NAJEE & MELI’SA MORGAN – SOUL SUMMIT

On the special occasion of the much-anticipated London concerts (June 22nd and June 24th at Islington Assembly Hall) by a trio of outstanding U.S. performers – Will Downing (in the UK for shows for the first time in many years), Najee (who appeared on a great show with Gary Taylor a couple of years ago) and Meli’sa Morgan (who wowed UK audiences on shows with Patti LaBelle, The Whispers and Melba Moore within the last few years), David Nathan caught up with all three for a ‘Soul Summit’…in two parts since Najee and Meli’sa were on the call on one day and Will the next…

NAJEE & MELI’SA

WILL DOWNING

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Najee 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Najee 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Celebrating 30 years as a recording artist and one of the most consistent performers in the soul and jazz scene, award-winning musician Najee has just completed a new CD, Poetry In Motion which includes his personal tribute to the late, legendary Prince (with whom he performed on the road for a number of years) and to vocalist extraordinaire Al Jarreau – via the track “We’ll Be Missing You.”

With some top notch guests such as Maysa, Will Downing, Incognito, Eric Roberson and Bobby Lyle and production by Barry Eastmond, it’s a stellar collection that is a testament to Najee’s staying power and in an interview with David Nathan (who began interviewing him in 1987), he shares about the ‘secret’ to his longevity…

 

Soul Talkin':  David Nathan Talks To 'The Prince Of Sophisticated Soul,' Will Downing

Soul Talkin’: David Nathan Talks To ‘The Prince Of Sophisticated Soul,’ Will Downing

Phone interview recorded July 25, 2016.

Will Downing has created a catalogue of great albums for close to thirty years. His latest release is certainly among his best ever: “Black Pearls” pays tribute to some of the legendary female singers who have been in some way a part of the New Yorker’s personal and musical journey including Phyllis Hyman, Deniece Williams, Brenda Russell, Chaka Khan, Jean Carne, Cherrelle, clonazepam is generic for what Angela Winbush, The Emotions, Randy Crawford and The Jones Girls.  It’s a brilliant tour-de-force set, receiving much deserved acclaim and response from music lovers who have come to know and love Will’s distinctive soulful sound.  David Nathan catches up with the ever-genial music man to talk about the album’s genesis and more…

 

 

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