Thursday, March 13, 2008


There's no way I can relate all of what I've learned about Will Harlan so I'm just going to quote a couple of things on his website and invite you to click over and read it all for yourself. I do know he is well known and appreciated in Detroit. He's performed with a lot of top name artists. His style of music is one he created called Mo-jazz Swing Blues. He's founder and CEO of SCI Records where is he producing new and upcoming artists.

He sounds busy doesn't he? All the more reason to make sure I share a little of his sax appeal. I wish I could find a video to share but you can click on any of the links for a sample of why I'll be looking forward to more from Will Harlan.

Find more photos like this on smoothjazzspace


Tim Cunningham is someone I just recently heard. I don't know how I miss so many musicians. Maybe I should put away my CD's sometimes and actually turn on the radio from time to time. Tim Cunningham has a wonderful, sultry tone that gives him the sax appeal I like. He has six CD's and I intent on checking out each and every one of them.

Tim has been performed with numerous artists including and hardly limited to Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, George Benson, Norman Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Luther Vandross, The Yellow Jackets, Chick Corea, The Whispers, Wynton Marsalis and Will Downing.

Take in a little of Tim's sax appeal in the video below called Manchester Road.


Don Bynum is another saxophonist I ran across on I've been listening to him for the last few minutes and I'm so mellowed out it's great! Check out his myspace link above to get a taste of the mellow sax appeal that kept me company as I wrote this.

Like Darron McKinney in the previous post, I'll be keeping an eye out on Don Bynum. He performed with and did several world tours with the Commodores and has other accomplishment to his name. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a video clip to share so make sure you visit his MySpace page to listen to take a listen for yourself.


Someone to look out for, Darron McKinney. I just "discovered" him (smile) on a website I recently joined, Smooth Jazz Space. If you're a jazz lover I recommend you run over and join this growing site.

Darron McKinney is a police officer for the Detroit public school District. He's worked with artists Roy Ayers, Betty "BEBOP" Carter, Joe Sample, Cuba Gooding Sr, Regina Belle, Mikki Howard and Waymen Tisdale. For more about Darron McKinney check out his bio on his website.

McKinney caught the attention of people nationwide when he gave a riveting performance of his original song, "A Call to Courage," at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil on May 13, 2001, in Washington, D.C. The song was a tribute to slain police officers and their families.

Well, it caught my attention to and I think his talent worthy of giving a shout out to and passing along for anyone reading to hear. The clip below is of his original song A Call To Courage. I hear a little sax appeal, don't you?