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Ragan Whiteside

Artist: Ragan Whiteside
Release Date: 2020-11-17
Genre: Jazz
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Album Review

A seasoned musician and award winning performer, Whiteside’s latest album adds breadth and depth to her variety and style as an artist

- Kabir Sehgal

With the release of her creatively named fourth album TREBLEMAKER, endlessly inventive flutist Ragan Whiteside continues to bring to contemporary urban jazz the kind of ultra-funky, richly improvisational vibes that greats like Najee and the late Dave Valentin did back in the genre’s early days. With her whimsical flute leading the way, she delivers a sizzling mix of infectious ballads, mystical mid-tempo cool and spirited dance romps with an all-star guest list that includes saxophonists Kim Waters and Marion Meadows, trumpeter Tom Browne, and keyboardists Frank McComb and Bob Baldwin. It’s called TREBLEMAKER, but you’ll want to turn up the bass to get fully into the groove!

- Jonathan Widran,
1. reminiscing
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2. JJ's Strut
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3. Jam It
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About New Album

“JJ’s Strut” is a feel-good song for the ages, treating the listener to a much-needed 4-minutes break from the craziness of 2020 and beyond. It is the 3rd single from Ragan’s new EP, FIVE UP TOP. Produced by industry veterans Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin, and named after Ragan and Dennis’s adorable daughter, JJ, “JJ’s Strut” heated up the airplay charts with a Billboard #3, MediaBase #1, and Smooth Jazz Network #1.

“Jam It,” (Billboard #2, 5 weeks at #1 on MediaBase, 2 weeks @#1 on Smooth Jazz Network) brings to mind the lively, boozy, music-filled backyard BBQs of summers past. Imagine you’re standing with a plate of food, laughing with your loved ones, and your jam comes on the radio. There’s no feeling like it.


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