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Sojourn

by Michael Burton

Soulful Saxophone with southern roots. Jazz, soul/r&b, hip hop, and gospel influenced.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Spanish Harlem
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2. Churchin'
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3. Keep On
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4. One For J.B.
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5. Ann and Otha
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6. Southern Fried
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7. Old School
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8. Questions
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9. Razia
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10. Rainy Day in Philly
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11. A Song for Mrs. Paulk
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12. Apology
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13. Mississippi
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Michael grew up listening to his mother sing with the Mississippi Mass Choir and accompanying her at church on Sunday
mornings. His father was also a tenor saxophonist, and really influenced Michael's appreciation of 1960's and 70's soul music. At the same time, young Burton was building his own collection of hip hop and jazz recordings. These influences have had a profound effect on his approach to improvisation and composition.

Michael received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in jazz studies, from Indiana University, where he studied with David Baker.

He has toured with Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Anita Baker, Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes To Jail," Tyler Perry's "What's Done In The Dark," New Edition, Johnta Austin, Soul artist PJ Morton, and with Blues singer Willie Clayton. He played sax and keys for Tyler Perry's stage play "Why Did I Get Married." You can see (as well as hear) Michael play in the motion pictures, Tyler Perry's "The Family That Preys" and Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion." While he was touring with "Madea," Michael had the honor of playing behind Prince, Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holiday, and Chaka Khan.

Michael has also performed with Young Jeezy, Timbaland, Keisha Cole, Kim Burrell, Robin Thicke, Dead Prez, Bone Crusher, Angie Stone, Janelle Monae, N' Dambi, Mary Mary, Kirk Whalum, Chuck Brown, Mike Phillips, Jeff Bradshaw, Freddie Jackson, Gloria Gaynor, Russell Gunn, Ronny Jordan, Omar, Nick Colione, Marcus Johnson, Victor Goines, Byron Cage, the Mississippi Mass Choir, and a host of others.

Michael has recorded with Polow Da Don, Fergie, Hidden Beach Recordings "Unwrapped Volume 5.0," Ann Nesby "In The Spirit," PJ Morton "Emotions, special edition," Marcus Johnson "Just Doin What I Do," Alyson Williams "It's About Time," Bill Banfield "Striking Balance, and The Mississippi Mass Choir "Amazing Love," just to name a few.

Michael has appeared on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, TV One, and BET Jazz, performing on the popular show Studio Jams alongside pianist Bobby Lyle. Burton has also written and/ or produced songs for Alex Bugnon, Terrell Carter, Christian Keyes, Chandra Currelley, and Melvin Miller.

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Jeanetta

Ahead of his time!!!! Music for the ears!!!!!!!
All the tracks on this CD is GREAT!!! I am so proud of my cousin. Many blessings that have been bestowed upon him. Continue your great work! The best is yet to come!! Love ya Cous!
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Christina Marie

Speechless
This is album is so beautiful. Mike, I am so very proud of you and all that you have done to put this together. Any words that I could express would not do any justice...its just beautiful!
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Acey Cameron

Catchy, easy on the ears(as jazz should be)
This CD is a joy to listen to. When delving into the crisp sound and sharp notes I get that feeling I got when I first heard Grover Washington, Jr. Mr Burton is well
polished beyond his years and the music he produces is a
testament to that...
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Derrick S. Slack

LIFE TRANSLATES INTO JAZZ...
The CD put me in several moods, adding music to life in a very special way. IF feeling down there was a track to lift me up. Overwlemed, I could chill out and be inspired with "Questions" that give wonderful poetic answers to how I feel. When I am home sick "Southern Fried" bring Mama's home cooking, gospel feeling that energizes me to show warm hospitality to strangers. But my favorite is "A Song for Mrs. Paulk" I could hear the passionate words being musically spoken through the soul of this young man's sax....It made me want to meet the lady who name bears the song.

Sojourn is an appropriate title for this masterpiece, because if forces one to travel inward to find passion, determination and home. By the way it forces you not by pulling, but by politely saying please...
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Henry E. Williams, Albany, Georgia

Smooth Jazz with a melodious funk!
This is smooth jazz at its finest. It is hard to believe that this is the first C.D. from this young Artist. His smooth improvisations remind me of the great learned musicians such as Stanley Turentine, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk and George Howard. He is definitely visionary and manifest seasonability beyond his years. He will only refine with time and ultimately emerge as a more polished musician. His brilliance exudes as it is now! That is the sole reason I did not give this C.D. a five stars rating.
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Michael

The Real Deal
nice and smooth easy listening music. nice horn I wonder what is your mouthpiece and reeds of choice. looking forward to your next project.
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Ricki - www.myspace.com/prettiricki


Excellent piece of work. Michael Burton:Sojourn represents the soul of this artist and his journey from where he began to where he is now. Terrific music!
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Tamarah Davis

Absolutely Awesome.....
This CD is DEFINITELY NOT A "ONE HIT WONDER"....Michael Burton, thank you for keeping "real music" alive....for those of us who know and appreciate it, we are thankful to you!
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Mike Dawson

Classic Material
This is a great CD for all those enjoy jazz. I will am going to let all of my friends know about this CD. It is worth putting in your collections. I can only say one thing that describes this CD. Classic!
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JackMaurMusic

What a pleasure to the ears and soul!
Coming from a Jazz lover and also an artist, this is great EAR CANDY. Wonderful Stepping music. Smoooooooth is only the beginning of the many adjectives that describe your talent. CONGRATULATIONS on all of your successes! Don't stop 'til you get enough & Don't get enough 'til you stop.
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