Artist: Gerald Albright
Title: Pushing The Envelope
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Release date: 2010
Audio codec: MP3
Format: tracks
Quality: 320 kbps
Time: 00:53:03

01. What Would James Do? (Gerald Albright) – 5:33 (featuring Fred Wesley)
02. Get On The Floor (Michael Jackson-Louis Johnson) – 4:56
03. Bobo’s Groove (Gerald Albright) – 5:02
04. Capetown Strut (Gerald Albright) – 4:52
05. Close To You (Burt Bacharach-Hal David) – 4:55
06. I Found The Klugh (Gerald Albright) – 5:36 (featuring Earl Klugh)
07. Embrace The Spirit (Gerald Albright) – 6:01
08. The Road To Peace [A Prayer For Haiti] (Gerald Albright) – 5:10 (featuring George Duke)
09. Highway 70 (Gerald Albright) – 4:53
10. From the Soul (Gerald Albright) – 5:19

Gerald Albright – Pushing the EnvelopeSaxophonist Gerald Albright has completed a new CD called Pushing the Envelope that is his follow-up to 2008’s Grammy-nominated Sax for Stax. The CD, to be released June 15, features guest appearances by Fred Wesley on trombone, Earl Klugh on acoustic guitar and George Duke on acoustic piano. Albright’s band on most of the album includes keyboardists Tracy Carter and Luther “Mano” Hanes, guitarist Ricky Watford and drummer Ricky Lawson.

“The title reflects all the tunes on the project,” Albright says. “I didn’t want to hold anything back. I really wanted to push the envelope and give people a little more edge. I come from the era where we didn’t think of a formula – we went from the gut.”

Produced and arranged by Albright, Pushing The Envelope showcases Albright’s many skills. He plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, flutes, bass guitar and keyboards. He also handles synthesizer, EWI (electric wind instrument) and drum programming.

In addition to eight Albright originals, Pushing The Envelope offers two cover tunes: Michael Jackson’s “Get On The Floor” and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Close To You.” Albright’s daughter, Selina, contributes vocals to both tracks.

Original titles include “Bobo’s Groove,” “Capetown Strut,” “I Found the Klugh” and “The Road to Peace (A Prayer for Haiti).”