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Eric Frazier | The Eric Frazier Quintet Live @ Cecil's Jazz Club Volume 1

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The Eric Frazier Quintet Live @ Cecil's Jazz Club Volume 1

by Eric Frazier

This music is eclectic, exciting, energetic, stimulating and inspiring enough to make anyone want to move to the beat.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Night in Tunisia
The Eric Frazier Quintet
14:41 album only
2. Impressions
The Eric Frazier Quintet
8:02 album only
3. Celia
The Eric Frazier Quintet
9:55 album only
4. Caravan
The Eric Frazier Quintet
9:44 album only
5. Chameleon
The Eric Frazier Quintet
12:34 album only
6. The Glory of Love
The Eric Frazier Quintet
6:27 album only
7. Cheek to Cheek
The Eric Frazier Quintet
7:52 album only
8. Knowbody Knows Me
The Eric Frazier Quintet
10:06 album only
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Album Notes
Eric is an entertainer who is a happy person. He communicates these sentiments to his audience and as a result what you get is one heck of a good time. He smiles and they smile right back. He laughs and the audience laughs with him. He dances, sings, makes jokes and delivers an experience you will always remember.

Eric Frazier- Congas, Vocals, Percussion
Gene Ghee- Tenor Sax
Yoichi Uzeki-keyboards
Quintin Franklin- Bass
Larry Williams- Drums

Recorded October 2008 at Cecil's Jazz Club, West Orange, NJ
Additional production at Parkwest Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Recording Engineer: Tom Tedesco
Engineere, Mixed & Mastered by Jim Clouse
Executive Producer: Eric Frazier
Arrangements: Eric Frazier
Photography (front cover): Greg Thomas
Additional Photography: TaShawn "Pope" Jackson & Eric Frazier
Graphic Design: TaShawn "Pope" Jackson

Artist Information

Biography - Eric Frazier

Eric Frazier was born in Harlem, New York City. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York in a family of eight children. He ran track and road races for 27 years. His love of the physical culture and creative expression led him to the study of the Conga Drum, Djembe Drum and African Dance.

Eric's vocal studies began in 2003 under the guidance of Enos Payne, at Brooklyn's famous "Up Over Jazz Cafe." He has won acclaim for past vocal songs such as "Nobody Knows Me," (Find Yourself Then Find Me 2004) and "The Jazz Spot" (In Your Own Time 2006). His latest CD "The Eric Frazier Quintet Live at Cecil's Jazz Club," ascends him to a level besides many of the well known male vocalist previously recorded.

His recordings exemplify a world of music including Jazz, Swing, BeBop, Salsa, R&B. Calypso and Blues. His CD’s have been a perennial best seller for Tower Records.
Eric hosted his own television talk show called “Cultural Horizons” on Queens Public Access Cable TV in 1998. He has made personal appearances on The Hambone Cable TV show (BCAT), The Camille Yarborough Manhattan Cable TV Show, along with his gifted and talented daughter Du Ewa Frazier (author of “Shedding Light On My Journey’s and CEO of Litnoire Publishing Company www.litnoirepublishing.com), The Jazzy Jazz Show (BCAT-TV), Producer’s Profile (BCAT-TV), Caribbean Soul (BCAT-TV), and BET Jazz Discovery and Bet On Jazz Cable TV shows. Eric is the co-host of WLIU Jazz radio 88.1 FM on BCAT Cable TV channel 57 (Time Warner) and Channel 70 (CableVision). In addition, He has appeared on numerous radio stations across the USA.

Eric has performed in such historic New York venues as the famous Rainbow Room, Madison Square Garden Theater, The Iridium Jazz Club, Birdland, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and The Apollo Theater. He has performed in great Jazz venues of New York, Chicago, New Jersey, Philadephia, PA, St. Louis, MO, Washington DC , Hartford, CT, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and numerous Universities and colleges. Some of his festival performances include the: Cape May Jazz Festival, Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Festival, Jazz Improv Festival, NYC, Brooklyn International Film Festival, Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, International African Arts Festival, Fort Green Park Festival, Metrotech Music Festival, NYC, and numerous others.

His interest in Dance, Music, Theater and Writing are evident in his background. Otis Gould, former Chi-lites drummer and college friend, taught him to play Congas for bands. He learned the Djembe drum from Ibrahim, famous master teacher from The Dance Company of Senegal. Eric was inspired in dance by his brother, the gifted and talented Gary Ellis Frazier, formerly with The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Eric has performed with such dance groups as Katherine Dunham, Olatunji, Charles Moore, Chief Bey, The International African Ballet, and Varshaa Bardhan and Chandra Baneyei of The
Tanusree Shankar Dance Company of India (Headed by Ananda Shankar, son of the great Ravi Shankar).

Eric was a solo artist for the play “Wemmins of the Dark” at the historic Henry Street Playhouse in Soho, New York City and went on tour in the New York Metropolitan area performing his own poetry for The Rennick Playright Company. He is the author of the following books of poetry: “Family, Friends and You,” “Thought of a black Child” and “Black Gold and You.” Additionally, Eric is the author of numerous scholarly articles, Jazz Columns, publications and letters. He has lectured at numerous colleges and Universities and is available for lectures, workshops and presentations.

Eric has had the pleasure of great artists accompany him in his band and on his recordings, such as Reggie Workman, Robin Kenyatta, Carlos Garnett, Jimmy Ziegler, , Bob Cunningham, T.K. Blue, Lonnie Plaxico, Bill Saxton, Stanley Banks and Danny Mixon. In addition to performing with legends such as Pharaoh Sanders, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ruben Wilson and Russell Malone his recordings have included the talents of young giants such as Jeremy Pelt, Anthony Wonsey, Wayne Escofery and Maurice Brown.

Max Roach, renown as one of the most legendary Jazz Drummers in history, first heard Eric as a solo artist on October 25, 1998. He was inspired to get on the Mic and tell the audience to savor the moment because they were in the midst of a great conga player.



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