Well known for his classy virtuosity, sax and flute player Najee has been one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz for the past twenty-five years. He enjoyed his first big break in 1983 when, with his brother Fareed, he toured with Chaka Khan. This in turn brought him to the attention of producer Charles Huggins and it was through Huggins that Najee cut his debut recording for EMI, ‘Najee’s Theme’, in 1986. The album went platinum and two years later this success was repeated with the follow up ‘Day By Day’. Since then Najee has added ten more releases plus one ‘best of’ compilation and has garnered four ‘gold discs’ along the way. His latest offering is the decidedly sophisticated ‘The Morning After’ that includes the sumptuous ‘In The Mood To Take It Slow’ with soulful vocals from Meli’sa Morgan.
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