Eric Darius – Fired Up

Saxophonist Eric Darius is a man of action. Hardly any other musician in the smooth jazz genre has played his way into the front row as fast as he has. His activity is also reflected in his numerous releases.

Cruisin (2000), Night On The Town (2004), Just Getting Started (2006), Going All Out (2008), On A Mission (2010),  and Retro Forward (2014) are his milestones. Like many other artists, he took over the reins after his record contracts expired and founded his own label SagiDarius Music.

He is well aware of the considerable additional work and responsibility. Nevertheless, he perceives his step as a liberating blow. Appropriately his newest album is called Breakin’ Thru (2018). Taken from this album is his new single Fired Up. This single floods the album with a funky attitude featuring Rodney Jones Jr. on bass and Andre Troutman on talk box giving this tune its special flavor.

Eric Darius – Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Rodney Jones Jr – Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Drums
Calvin Frazier – Guitar solo
Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet & horn arrangement

 

Listen to Fired Up on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 9/4).