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Sunshine & Lemonade

by Rod Tate

The music on this CD is described in the title. Imagine a Sunny Day in the Spring or Summer with a soft breeze and everything around you is peaceful and you are outside relaxing with a cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade that is perfect to your taste
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sea Breeze
4:53 $0.99
2. Chill Groovin'
4:13 $0.99
3. Sunshine & Lemonade
5:26 $0.99
4. Bossa De Amor
5:52 $0.99
5. It's All Good
6:48 $0.99
6. St. Louis Nights
7:12 $0.99
7. Road Trip
5:55 $0.99
8. Revived
5:02 $0.99
9. Fall Leaves
5:49 $0.99
10. Cool with Me
5:08 $0.99
11. Exhale
5:47 $0.99
12. At Sunset
5:51 $0.99
13. Until Next Time...
6:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Rod Tate is a saxophonist/songwriter, that performs Smooth/Contemporary Jazz, Praise & Worship, Gospel Jazz and R&B. Rod is based out of his hometown, St. Louis, MO. Rod is a full time musician that performs primarily track dates as a solo act and as a duo, "The 2Smooth Duo" with guitarist, Gregg Haynes and when called upon a five piece band.

Rod attended Normandy High School in St. Louis Missouri. He was part of the music program under the direction of Bob Boedges. He was a member of the top Jazz Band (Norseman), Concert, and Marching bands. In his freshman year he was the first freshman in the history of the school to make the top jazz band. In his senior year he was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz award, which is given each year to the senior who shows great promise in the jazz arena.

After high school, Rod attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He was part of the music program under the direction of Brett Stamps, where his focus was Jazz performance . He was a member of the Jazz bands, combos, studied theory and the business of music. During his college days, is when his love of jazz intensified, in particular Traditional/Straight Ahead Jazz.

As performer he has opened for contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra, Pieces of A Dream, Chuck Loeb, Bob Baldwin, Marion Meadows, Phil Perry, Ramsey Lewis, Legendary Poet Sonia Sanchez and Lonnie Liston Smith,The Temptations and Howard Hewitt. He has opened for Gospel artist Richard Smallwood, Anthony Brown and Gospel jazz keyboardist Ben Tankard, comedian /actor Tommy Davidson, Tavis Smiley, as well as, Hall of famer, Ozzie Smith and was the entertainment for the wedding of comedian/actor Joe Torry.

The release of Sunshine & Lemonade marks 25 years almost to the date since the release of Rod's first CD, A Taste Of Eternity.

Here is a review of Sunshine & Lemonade from With his playfully titled new album SUNSHINE & LEMONADE, versatile St. Louis saxophonist Rod Tate finds a multitude of clever, atmosphere and groove filled ways to pay homage to his older brother Terrell. Matching musical moods with delightful memories, Tate uses the rich emotion of his horn to convey Terrell’s high energy personality and the joy he gets from sitting on his back porch, enjoying life’s simple pleasures. By design, it is the ultimate in refreshing Smooth Jazz! -



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