As cool as a mint julep and just as fresh, ‘Is That So’ from Billboard chart-topping artist and multi-platinum producer U-Nam is the perfect accompaniment to those long hot summer days to come. It follows closely on the heels of his stunning ‘The Essential Collection’ that in 2017, with eight (yes eight) Top 30 US Billboard hits amongst the fifteen standout tracks, occupied top spot on the Smoothjazz.com album listings for six straight weeks and ranked #11 on the end of year chart.
Written, produced, arranged and mixed by U-Nam, ‘Is That So’ is the first single from his latest project ‘Change Of Art’ that is slated for release later this year and is just the sort of infectious cut that U-Nam, with his instantly recognizable guitar sound and undoubtedly at the top of his creative game, seems able to effortlessly deliver.
In fact, right from the tight groove laid down by Denis Bennarosh on percussion and Michael White on drums, through the flashes of flute from long time collaborator Shannon Kennedy and on to the brassy veneer applied by Kennedy on sax and Christian Martinez on trumpet, U-Nam’s production touches are, not surprisingly, all over it. Add in top notch Fender Rhodes from the always-splendid Bill Steinway and what we have is a track at the very heart of the best in smooth jazz.
Summer may be right around the corner, and so is ‘Is That So’. Going for adds June 18.