Virginia-based former Hip-Hop producer and saxophonist Sam Rucker started his solo career with Heat from the Heavens in 2011, followed by Tell You Something (2014) and Redemption(2018).
On the soothing new single “Overcomer”, saxman Sam Rucker emotes intimately on soprano during an uplifting exchange with a guitar duo comprised of his nephew Justin Taylor, and John Calisto. Tragically, both guitarists passed away unexpectedly three days apart during the recording of the album, and the tune Rucker wrote to comfort and inspire others became his own healing grace.
With its pleasantly infectious hook, “Overcomer” embodies Rucker’s formula of smooth, soothing grooves over gritty urban beats.
Listen to Overcomer on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 24/3).