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Long Time Coming

by Jay Soto

Renown guitarist, Jay Soto's debut release, Long Time Coming, is filled with raw emotion and spirit not always found in Smooth Jazz. Fiery guitar licks and sweet melodies are all gathered here in one CD. Guest star, saxophonist, Michael Lington.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Live It Up
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2. Caught In A Moment
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3. Long Time Coming
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4. Song For Mary-Cruz
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5. Reflections
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6. Never Let You Go
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7. Remember The Night
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8. Miss My Cabana
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9. Closer To You
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10. Black Orpheus
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jay Soto and his music have found a way into the hearts of many with his smooth, but fiery, guitar licks and passion of the fretboard. Best known as a guitarist, he’s also a composer, songwriter, producer, pianist, music instructor and church music director. He's performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Lorber, Jeffrey Osborne, Paul Brown, Craig Chaquico, Everette Harp, Eric Darius, Gregg Karukas, Candy Dulfer, Euge Groove, Acoustic Alchemy, Boney James, Michael Lington and the list goes on...

As a consummate player and an accomplished composer/arranger his songs have been heard on mega hit shows "Sex and the City" (HBO) and "All About US" (NBC). He’s also a favorite on the Weather Channel.

He was also a grand finalist in Guitar Center’s “Guitarmageddon” Competition, the most respected guitar competition in the nation. He proved his talent immediately by winning the local, district and regional rounds and then made his way to the finals held at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas where he played in front of over 15,000 people. In the end, Jay finished as one of the top unsigned guitarists in the nation.

Soto signed with Smooth Jazz label, NuGroove Records in 2007, and his first single, Slammin', became a smash hit and reached #2 on the coveted, national R&R charts. His second hit and title cut, Stay Awhile, went to #19 on R&R. By year’s end, he finished as the 9th most played Smooth Jazz artist on the radio in the nation in 2008. In April of 2009, Soto released his most anticipated CD release to date, Mesmerized.

Today, Soto has embarked on his most ambitious effort with his much anticipated production company, ArtistTrax. He also continues to perform with many local acts in the Phoenix area.

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Jay Soto's debut album "Long Time Coming is his pavestone of virtuosity for a ho
What is a better proof for good music than great acclaims by many websites. It's easy to find his music and it's easier to like it. Jay Soto's debut album "Long Time Coming" is an excellent visiting-card showcasing the multifarious styles of this high-talented guitarist. Recorded at SotoPop Studios "St. Helen's in Glendale, produced by Jay himself, he has written all songs except the last tune. He also arranged all tunes, played guitars, keyboards and drum programming. Normally I would expect that such a record would be suffering from a lack of inputs of other artists. Far off the mark! Jay's music sounds fresh and creative.
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Carmen Serra/Silver Spring, MD

Muy Caliente, I am in love with this incredible CD!
My best friend gave me Jay's CD for Easter. Jay is a musical genius! My husband and I dig all the tracks. Great music for falling in love, and to listen to in the car with the windows and top down! AZ here we come!
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Kyle Smith

Amazing CD
Absolutly amazing CD, this is a truly great release!
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dag

excellent
An awesome cd . I wrote Jay personally and told him :-)) . he is new to the smoothjazz scene , but will hopefully stay there for a while.
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ron warren/wash., dc

He's on his way
This is a very nice debut cd. I jammed all the way through this cd. He should make a major music label soon with no problem. He's working with some good people. This a really nice cd and I would recommend it to all my friends.
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T Rjpdes

Reviews say it all When is next release
Jay music is just what is needed great licks laid back tracks I need more.
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Rob in Mission

Soto's So Good
For lovers of jazz guitar, this CD is a must-have ! It rivals the work of Chieli Minucci in its smooth style and the virtuosity of Soto's playing. It's in my car, on my computer, and on my i-Pod.
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Sandy Shore, President of Smothjazz.com

\"One of the hottest indie releases in Smooth Jazz in 2005.\"
LONG TIME COMING is one of the hottest indie releases in Smooth Jazz in 2005. Smoldering hot! Here’s a little background info for you: Last year, Mr. Soto entered the most respected guitar competition in the U.S., Guitar Center's “Guitarmageddon Competition”. He won the local, district and regional competitions and was one of six finalists out of over 3,000 guitarists nation-wide to compete in the Grand Finals held at Eric Clapton's Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas playing for an audience of over 15,000. According the artist’s website, the release of LONG TIME COMING is the first step toward the “ultimate dream come true,” which is to be signed by a major Smooth Jazz label. Attention GRP, Narada Jazz, Heads Up, ARTizen, Shanachie, Peak, Rendezvous and the like... Consider this an Instant Message from Smoothjazz.com notifying you of an extraordinary talent worthy of your consideration. The handsome Soto has delivered an in the pocket CD with killer compositions with hooky melodies, as well as stellar guitar playing. Special guest on LONG TIME COMING is Smooth Jazz sax star, Michael Lington. Lington enhances the already stunning listening experience. Songs that stand out for us are the radio friendly, “Live It Up,” which you’ll hear quite often on Smoothjazz.com Radio over the next couple of months… The compelling, “Caught In A Moment,” and the infectious title track, “Long Time Coming.” Fans of Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Peter White, and Jeff Golub will be extremely enthusiastic with LONG TIME COMING – Jay Soto’s time has finally come! ~SANDY SHORE
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Jazzlynx.com

"A highly commendable first effort and one that ranks among the finer breakthru
The music is upbeat and melodic, and encompasses a variety of styles & moods. And as for Soto, well this man possesses loads of tone, a fact that he repeated demonstrates as his fingers literally fly over the strings. Being the sap that I am, I'm drawn to the pieces that are for me at least, emotionally evocative. The stuff that tugs at my heart. I've already slotted three incredible tracks for this & future shows and I'm certain there will be more. A highly commendable first effort and one that ranks among the finer breakthru releases for the year !!
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Denise Behr/Rockville, MD

HOT HOT HOT! Jay and music are the total package!
This CD is a must have in any music collection! The more I hear, the more I am hooked. I love all the songs and esp. enjoy dancing to Live it Up. I want to hear Jay's music played on my favorite smooth jazz station in DC. In the meantime, you can be sure my friends and I will be planning a trip out to AZ to hear him live!!
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