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Review – “A New Day” by Greg Chambers

 June 5, 2018

By  ExoticDJ

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sax man Greg Chambers is set to release his fifth studio album this summer. It is called A New Day, and it contains ten original tracks. There is a nice mix of slow, mid-tempo and up-tempo tracks to enjoy.

If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Chambers, he has worked with some of the best in the biz, including Julian Vaughn, Nils, Darren Rahn and Paul Brown.

In addition to his recording and tour schedule, Chambers is also a music educator in the San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay).

I have to give my people from the Bay some love, right?

You can also go to YouTube and check out his spin on Chris Brown‘s Fine China.


Review “A New Day” by Greg Chambers

The set begins with the title track, New Day. It is an uptempo track, and in addition to the sax, the guitar part plays a nice role in the song. Chambers’ sax arrangement is on point as he changes it up throughout. I like the way the sax and the guitar play off of each other near the end.

Greg ChambersChambers keeps up the pace with When I Think Of You. I really love the way he rides the groove here. He comes in smooth during the verse, then the track really comes alive on the hook.

Are you ready for a slow jam? Side To Side will be one of the hits on the album. I was immediately drawn to the keyboard hits in the hook. This is one track that I would like to hear live. You can just tell there are parts in this song where the band can really shine.

Sweet Embrace is next. Chambers commands the track like a good vocalist would. When you listen to this song, pay attention to all of the instrumental sounds in the background. It is pure cotton candy for the ears.

I have said in the past that a song title can actually trigger the visual as you listen to the song. This is true with Midnight Drive. I can totally hear this song playing in the car as I drive home from an evening out, on a warm summer night.

This is what music does…..evoke visuals and emotions from the listener.

Chambers keeps the smooth vibe going with Gotta Get Back To You. I spent a lot of time trying to describe this track, but as soon as it starts playing, I would just close my eyes and groove to the music. I guess that says it all.

Once In A While shows off Chambers’ funky side. I especially like the old school synthesizers the breakdown. I actually could have used more of that.

On Tell Me All Your Secrets, I really like what I am hearing. Is that an 808 drum bass in there? I thought I was about to listen to a Keith Sweat song for a minute. There are actually several levels to this track, that  you have to listen to it a few times to take it all in.

I really like the next track, ‘Til Sunrise, but I think there is a remix opportunity here for an EDM track. I can totally hear a house beat behind this.

The set ends with All For You. This is the perfect slow jam to close the show. For me, this song has a mid-90’s feel to it.

I am definitely not mad at that.

If you are familiar with Greg’s work, you will definitely want to add this to your collection. If you are new to his music, this will be a good introduction to the artist.

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