Paul Thomas Yoder | Dreamin' (Re-Mix)

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Dreamin' (Re-Mix)

by Paul Thomas Yoder

A magnificent blend of Smooth Jazz, Pop, Rock and Fusion. Sultry vocals, searing trumpet and soulful flugel work. It will have you groovin' all day and all night long.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dreamin'
5:15 $0.99
2. Sadeness
5:15 $0.99
3. True Faith
4:11 $0.99
4. Black Cat, Black Hat
3:58 $0.99
5. Walkin' On The Pier
4:48 $0.99
6. Cruisin' 4-A Fusion
4:55 $0.99
7. Hypnotize
4:52 $0.99
8. Stand Back
4:50 $0.99
9. Broken Wings
5:07 $0.99
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Dreamin' (2005 Re-Mix / BMI)

Paul Thomas Yoder plays trumpet and flugelhorn with unbridled passion. An accomplished musician and vocalist (with some 30+ years of experience under his belt), his horn style is as crisp and cool as the established masters but he stands out from the pack by surrounding his melodies with gritty cutting edge rock, euro-electronic and hip-hop production. There is much to devour for guitar enthusiasts also, as Dreamin' contains some of the finest top-shelf guitar talent in the industry (thanks to the late Michael Hakes and Brian Price) with definite shades of Santana to be heard throughout the tracks.

Although this artist has been called "the essence of smooth jazz", Yoder has reached across musical genres to deliver to the smooth jazz listener an eclectic collection of tunes that was designed to shake up the smooth jazz world. Judging from the favorable reviews Dreamin' has received from the music industry such as Smooth Jazz News, and Abyss Jazz Magazine, he has accomplished his goal.

Yoder's music is enticing and mixes up rock, pop, jazz and blues into a froth of sound that is truly delicious. Dreamin' - visually and audibly stunning; a new musical experience for the progressive smooth jazz audience.

Paul's Background

Some of Paul's experience and accomplishments growing up include over 100 1st place medals from the SCSBOA (Southern California School Band and Orchestra Assoc.), the Bank of America award in the field of music (High School), Principle trumpet in the Pasadena Junior Symphony, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Herald Trumpets, playing in the 1984 Olympics, touring with the Continental Orchestra (at age 15!), Paramount Studios Jazz Band, recording work in the Gosple arena, co-founder & principal trumpet of the Agape Orchestra, Ashley Williams Big Band, Eric Byak Project, etc. Paul still works as a Unix Engineer for the Cassini Project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.



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Fran J. Saavedra, Radio Esperantia

...a wonder for the ears.
Un trompetista californiano llamado Paul Thomas Yoder y un disco sorprendente llamado Dreamin´, una maravilla para los oídos!

Mike Downhour, General Sales Manager (Opus Broadcasting)

I am amazed!
I requested your CD last month....I am amazed! I really like it and cut #2 is incredible. Please send another CD so I can get it on our jazz show hosted by Rob Lloyd.

Opus Broadcasting, LA (KXRR*KQLQ*KMYY*KZRZ)

WAJM Smooth Jazz, GA

....keep up your great work in composing music.
Cruisin' 4-A Fusion has a great sound to it and will fit right in to our format. Thanks for your music and keep up your great work in composing music. We look forward to future releases.

Harry Melchior (Swiss Groove Jazz)

Really great work...
Really great work...everytime I`m looking for quality new material in the smooth jazz, soul and latin scene and is a pleasure to support names outside the "big label business"


Enjoyed it from start to finish.

Mike Grutka

Yoder has a great tone and an ear for melody....
His website boasts that he still works as some sort of computer engineer. And, ladies, if smooth jazz is your thing, he is a body builder!!!!

He has a very clean tone that reminded me of Herb Alpert from those 70’s am radio hits. I liked the quality of the tracks I heard. Yoder has a great tone and an ear for melody with his horn that fans of David Sanborn et al that passes for jazz these days will find pleasing. I tend towards the Miles Davis/John Coltrane style of jazz that creates new boundaries. If that is you, you will still enjoy the musicianship displayed by Paul Thomas Yoder and his band.

Larry A. Detwiler, Jazz Improv Magazine

....the pure enjoyment of experiencing his vocal/trumpet talents
When asked to name some of his favorite musicians, Paul Thomas Yoder mentioned among others: Rick Braun, Chris Botti, Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, and the Rippingtons, and when you listen to him play, none of these come as a surprise. The real surprise, and treat, is when he sings. Yoder is truly a gifted and talented trumpeter, but is equally impressive as a vocalist. I would enjoy listening to a CD of this West Coast musician on either trumpet or vocals, but when in combination it is truly a wonderful musical experience. Then add in the wide of array of musical styles presented in this CD, from smooth jazz, ballad & fusion, and the return of some great pop/rock hits of the '80's', and you end up with a must have recording.

The title track "Dreamin'", originally done by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, tells the tale of a dream about finding your true love. This rock ballad is unique in it's use of Spanish style guitar playing throughout and the wonderful vocal work of Yoder. It is not a stretch to imagine this selection in the repertoire of any top 40 artist. Yoder turns to the trumpet for "Sadness" and supplies the inspiring, soulful, and even mysterious melody line one would expect from a selection with this title. The effects that are added by the guitar and synth parts truly bring this work to the musical edge. The 80's pop/rock tune "True Faith" marks the first time Yoder expands out into extended solo sections, and he impresses with his agility and range as he exchanges aggressive passages with the guitar.

The next two selections pay homage to trumpeters that seem to have influenced the style of Yoder. Allen Vizzutti's soothing "Black Cat, Black Hat" allows Yoder to demonstrate a lush, controlled tone that is simply a joy to listen to. Maynard Ferguson's "Walkin' On The Pier" features Yoder both vocally and on trumpet. Yoder once again impresses with his vocal prowess and demonstrates outstanding finger dexterity during the quick moving solo passages.

The only original on the CD, "Cruisin' 4-A Fusion", comes from the name of Yoder's working band. This selection has a great rock/fusion groove to it. If this is representative of Yoder's potential as a composer he needs to keep writing as much as possible!

The final three tracks return us to a musical period that obviously influenced and was greatly enjoyed by Yoder - the 80's. Wang Chung's "Hypnotize" takes on a new life in the muted trumpet of Yoder in unison with the synth. There are also some nice guitar licks that one would expect of music from this period and style. Stevie Nick's "Stand Back" represents, in my opinion, some of Yoder's best playing of this CD, not necessarily from a technical standpoint, but in the terms of a clear, majestic tone with just the perfect amount of edge. On the final selection, Mister Mister's "Broken Wings", Yoder demonstrates great tone quality and pitch as he vocalizes a very convincing remediation of this hit. I just wish he would have reached for his trumpet for a chorus or two. His style of playing would have been a perfect match for this selection.

Some people consider listening to jazz to be a deeply intellectual experience, and in some cases I would agree. This CD is quite the opposite. Listening to Yoder is just for the pure enjoyment of experiencing his vocal and trumpet talents, and remembering some of the great hits of a past musical time. My guess is you will enjoy this CD as much as I did, especially if you are a fan of trumpet and/or the smooth jazz genre. I'm going back right now to listen again - and I probably will many more times this week alone!

Here And There Reviews

....this CD will rock everyone's soul....
Wow....this is some straight slammin good music brought to us by a true master of the trumpet,Paul Thomas Yoder. A spendid mix of rock,new age and Fusion jazz,this CD will rock everyone's soul on a different level. Yoder mixes both his originals with a tasty choice of covers,his version of "True Faith" just shreds and had me hitting the replay AND volume button!

Bob Evans, ABC Radio International

...beautiful trumpet playing...and the boy can sing too!
Just added Yoder's "Walkin' on the Pier" to my rotation. Excellent
track, beautiful trumpet playing, like the guitar, and the boy can sing

Abyss Jazz Magazine

Visually and audibly stunning; a new music experience....
It's the 80's, post rock and glam rock crowds dream come true. trumpeter/flugelhorn player, paul thomas yoder, the southern cal native, has reached across music genres to bring to the smooth jazz listener an eclectic collection of tunes that he says was designed to shake up the smooth jazz world. and, judging from the favorable reviews dreamin' has received from outfits like smooth jazz news and, he has accomplished his goal. paul's foray into the music arena has great potential as a breakthrough recording. with offerings like black cat, black hat, a sweet mellow piece and crusin' 4-a fusion, a yoder original and my personal favorite, allow the trumpeter to show us what he's working with. dreamin' - visually and audibly stunning; a new music experience for the progressive smooth jazz listener. check it out!!!
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