The music of keyboard player Chris Geith (pronounced "guy-t") is amongst the most streamed or downloaded of all time. His staggering 1,400,000 plus downloads from www.mp3.com have made headlines in the "New York Times" and, with internet sales in 23 countries, his album ‘Prime Time’ has proved to be a top seller. Chris currently attracts in excess of 5,000 visitors a week to his Myspace sites and now is giving his fans even more to be excited about. ‘Waves Of Life’, the first radio single from his much anticipated new CD ‘Timeless World’, has hit the airwaves world wide and offers an enticing glimpse of an album that is replete with smooth melodies, sophisticated chord progressions and elaborate arrangements.
In fact ‘Waves Of Life’ is a contemporary jazz joy. It features rising star and Nuance Music Group founder Matt Marshak on acoustic guitar who, on this performance, already has one eye on Peter White’s pre-emanate position within the smooth jazz genre. The atmospheric ‘I Will Remember You’ is a spellbinding delight while other standouts include the totally ‘in the pocket’ ‘Groove Detective’ and the sumptuous ‘Morning Starlight’. If ever there was a track with a feel good factor then this is undeniably it. The title cut glides on Geith’s tasty groove and with ‘Zero Gravity’ he’s right back there in smooth jazz heaven. This lusciously mid tempo tune is brilliantly executed and much the same can be said for Geith’s daring take on the seminal Van Morrison song ‘Have I Told You Lately’. I have to declare an interest in that this is one of my all time favorite numbers and consequently was a little concerned about what Geith might do with it. However my trepidation was misplaced. Geith’s sensitive interpretation and lightness of touch commends the tune, even at this early stage, as one of the notable covers of 2008.
The melodious ecstacy of ‘Nice To See You’ contrasts perfectly with the feisty groove driven ‘Restless Heart’ and the album ends with the Latin tinged ‘So Many Nights’. This sensitive number has a cinematic quality about it and betrays the fact that Geith has written and produced music for many TV shows. His credits include Behind The Music and Inside Fame for VH1; Hometime (PBS), Berman & Berman For Women Only (Discovery Health), Autoline Detroit, My Classic Car (Speed Channel), That's My Baby (Animal Planet) and Famous Homes & Hideaways for TBS Super Station yet no matter where his musical direction takes him its certain ‘Timeless World’ will be one of the talking points of 2008.
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