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by Jamie Aditya & Kelland Thomas

A unique blend of New Orlean-style jazz, blues, gospel, and soul, featuring Indonesian R & B singer Jamie Aditya on vocals and Kelland Thomas on saxophone.
Genre: Jazz: New Orleans Jazz
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1. Tight Like That
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2. Hey Mama
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3. Jesus Is On the Mainline
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4. No Regrets
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5. Jack, I'm Mellow
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6. Just Another Day
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7. Viper Mad
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Listen here folks, I'm gonna sing a little song, but you mustn't be mad, I don't mean no wrong..."

So begins "Tight Like That", the first track on this EP-length album, a song immortalized by the great blues singer Clara Smith. This project was conceived by Jamie Aditya and Kelland Thomas as a blending of traditional jazz, blues, gospel, and soul into a new exciting sound. Aditya's compelling vocal performances, influenced by such R & B greats as Sam Cooke, Al Green, and Prince, give a modern edge to these classic tunes. The songs are performed with reverence and love for the history of American roots music by Thomas and his band of Tucson-based musicians. The duo have been life-long friends since growing up together in Jakarta, Indonesia, and this music highlights their friendship and shared passion for traditional jazz and soul music.

Jamie Aditya (http://www.jamieadityagraham.com) is a well-known TV host, actor, singer and musician in Southeast Asia. He is perhaps best known as a member of the pioneering core team of MTV VJ superstars in the 1990s. He won “Best Entertainment Presenter” at the Asia Television Awards two years in a row (1996, 1997) as well as “Best Show” for the show he hosted – “MTV Screen” in 1998. More recently, Jamie was a judge on “Indonesian Idol”, and released his critically acclaimed album “LMNOP.” He performs regularly at large-scale music events such as “Java Jazz” and “Soul Nation.” Jamie has hosted six shows for MTV and three shows for Discovery Asia, including “Sync or Swim,” “Passageway to Malaysia,” and “After 12.” Jamie has also starred in commercials for clients like Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Sanyo, LG, Canon Printers, Telkomsel as well as a few Indonesian films. He currently resides in Jakarta with his wife and two kids.

Kelland Thomas (http://kellandthomas.com/) Kelland Thomas is a musician, composer, researcher and educator. Appointed Full Professor at the University of Arizona in 2013, he is Associate Director of the School of Information, where he is also director of the Creative Computing Lab. An active saxophone artist, Kelland has premiered over 40 new solo and chamber works. Since his debut with the Houston Symphony in 1993, he has performed as a soloist and with ensembles throughout the U.S. and in Mexico, Europe, and Asia. He has played with Rufus Reid, Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Heath, the Manhattan Transfer, David "Fathead" Newman, Diane Schuur, the Spinners, alt-rock band Spoon, and many more. He regularly performs and records with his own ensembles as well as the fusion group Sylvan Street. Kelland has recorded for the Summit Jazz, AUR, New Vintage, Mode, and Albany labels. Kelland's research interests include artificial intelligence, computational creativity, and generative composition. His current research into artificially intelligent musical improvisation systems is funded by DARPA. He holds five degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arizona and the degree Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. He resides in Tucson, Arizona with his family.

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