Tequila Moon - Review
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 11:53 PM
"The Jessy J sound is what will end up getting you. She soulfully caresses a supremely beautiful tone and feeling out of her instrument, whether it’s her tenor, soprano, flute or voice"
by Scott O'Brian
What can I say about new sax sensation Jessy J and TEQUILA MOON that will get you as excited about her as I am? Well, let’s start with her bio… Ms. J was born in Portland, Oregon, raised in Hemet, California… of Mexican-American heritage… she began playing piano at age four… and she’s a USC grad with a degree in Jazz Studies. This young woman lives with intentionality, personal discipline and persistence. Which led to Paul Brown (yes, the Paul Brown of fifty #1 Smooth Jazz hits) deciding to produce this album! Most importantly, the Jessy J sound is what will end up getting you. She soulfully caresses a supremely beautiful tone and feeling out of her instrument, whether it’s her tenor, soprano, flute or voice (she sings “Mas Que Nada” in Portuguese and “Besame Mucho” in Spanish). Then there’s the music itself, including seven originals, five of which were co-written with Brown. The first single, the title track, is already near the top of the Smooth Jazz charts! As I listen to TEQUILA MOON, I wonder if this is how I’d have felt on a first listen to, say, Boney James, or Dave Koz, or Grover Washington, Jr., and I’m thinking, “yes” because she’s that good! This is one of those cases where you just know… from the music and delivery to her personal drive and dedication to excellence… there is absolutely no stopping this empowered performer. Join us in watching her Smooth Jazz star rise to the absolute top!