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Options

by Phaze II

Phaze II is a hot six piece band out of Washington, DC. Options is the first CD released by this hot new artist. This is contemporary jazz with a funky free twist to it.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. 4th Measure
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2. Make It Plain
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3. Portuguese Love
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4. Options
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5. U Swing I Swing
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6. Surrender Your Heart (instrumental)
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7. My Favorite Guy
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8. Bailey's Groove
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9. Surrender Your Heart (vocal)
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10. Kara
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11. Journey
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Phaze II is a six piece Contemporary Jazz/Funk band from Washington, DC. Since 1997, PHAZE II has been providing the Smooth Jazz sounds on the local scene in Washington, DC by honing its craft of delivering quality music to its
fans. PHAZE II has embarked on a journey that will show the world the many talents that this jazz band has. In 2001, PHAZE II released its first CD entitled Options, which Smooth Jazz 105.9 radio personality Al Santos, described as a very credible debut CD. The Options CD embraced creativity, powerful producing, collaboration, and above all, the musical gift that each band member provide to birth the original sounds of PHAZE II. In 2005 Phaze II were chosen the winner's of the Capital Jazz Challenge Competition. This competition had over 600 entries from across the country and took place at the 13th Annual Capital Jazz Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. This jazz ensemble has also been fortunate to back up various national and world renowned artists such as; Regina Belle, MeL’isa Morgan, Frank McComb, Paul Taylor, Jackiem Joyner, Marcus Anderson, Ken Navarro, Lori Jenaire, Althea Renee, BK Jackson, Cindy Bradley, Bob Baldwin, Shelby Brown, Gail Jhonson, Tony Exum Jr, Lynn Fiddmont, Dee Lucas, Kevin Whalum and Lin Roundtree just to name a few. Phaze II has become a very sought after band for national artist when they come to perform in the Washington, DC area. Phaze II is committed to making good quality music for all their listeners!

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Kevin

Phaze II is awesome.
This CD is wonderful. It is a CD you can let play w/o stopping. I received this CD yesterday in the mail and I can't stop listening. As a result I ordered the 2nd CD Backtalk today. Can't get enough....
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Phil

Terrific listen
After seeing them live at the 2006 Capital Jazz Fest, I was eager to get this CD, and it has not disappointed. It has been in heavy rotation since I bought it, and I look forward to getting their second CD.
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Robert Smoot


OPTIONS is one of the best jazz cd I have listen to. Phaze II style is unique with a blend of jazz, r&b, and salsa. It's a must to purchase. Great job PHAZE II.
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Paul 'Bmo' Neale

Loved your set when you filled in for Kem on 4 Jun 2006
I saw your set when you filled in for Kem and you guys ripped it up. You did an awsesome rendition of the Stylistics cut People Make the World Go Round. Did you guys make a track of that? I bought his CD hoping it was on it but it wasn't. The CD was great though and I'll buy your second one too, but I really want a copy of that cut you guys did that Sunday night.
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Joan

Great Jazz Band
I heard Phaze II for the first time in August 2006 a Wedding in Manassas, VA. They are GREAT, the best jazz and R&B that I've heard live in a long time. I keep checking the website to see when they will be performing in Northern Virginia Area
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Lee Green

The Next Big Thing
This is a great CD that you can't stop listening to. I heard these guys live in DC at Takoma Station and invited them to play at Black Expo. They turned the joint out! I look forward to any new music from them in the future. Thanks Steve for getting in touch with me and inviting me to hear your group. First class all the way!
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Candace

Quick service and very economical. Thanks
I saw Phaze II at the Capital Jazz Festival 2006. They were awesome. I did not want to leave their set to see the other well known artists. It is great to have local talent that are great representation of the Washington, D.C. area. I wish them all the luck.
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John Arnett

I Can't wait for the next album.
I personally enjoyed this cd. My man "Egg" blessed me with cd at my cousin's Eddie's wedding. I have had it in rotation since. I can't wait for the next cd to come out. I will be ready to purchase it. I hope you guys have dates planned for 2k3. I would love to see a live performance.

Peace John A...
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Gail Jhonson

Congratulations, winners of the 2nd annual Capitol Jazz Challenge!
You guys sounded great, well polished & ready for success. Good luck to you.

Peace & Blessings!
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Barbara Wilson


I enjoyed the 1st CD Options but I recently obtain the 2nd CD, "Back Talk", which is the best. To me the last CD, reflects growth and maturity. I see the group raising the bar!!

Your Jasper Fan in Greenbelt!
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