Vince Madison | Spice of Life

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Spice of Life

by Vince Madison

Smooth jazz with a flowing and melodic piano style.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Margarita Dance
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2. After Sunset
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3. Coastline
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4. L.A. Freeway
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5. Costa Maya
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6. Hill Where the Lord Hides
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7. Tangled Web
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8. Gettin with You
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9. Saxy
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10. Slow Dance
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11. Casino
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12. Blink (and You're Still There)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
****NEWS FLASH****
Spice of Life is now being featured on smoothjazz.com, risingstarradio.com and smoothjazzexcursion.com. The album is also in Phase I of a national radio promotion campaign, and is being added to station playlists weekly!!! On Aug. 22, 2006 it was featured 3 times on Sirius Radio's Jazz Cafe (their smooth jazz channel)!!
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This is an album of contemporary jazz, Vince Madison style. It's in response to many requests for "something upbeat". As an artist, Vince felt a need to develop in a new direction as well. What you hear here is the marriage of those two desires.
Spice of Life marks a new direction for Vince. His melodic flowing piano style is still here, but it's augmented by a contemporary rhythm section and features sax and trumpet on select tracks. Listen for it on a smooth jazz station near you!
Vince began his career as a guitarist. Then as a sophomore in college, he decided to master the piano, because it would be a better vehicle for his true passion, composing. Graduating with honors from Denver University with a music composition degree, Vince traveled to New York, where he studied further under Juliard instructor Bertha Melnik, and then embraced the NYC studio scene, doing session work for labels such as Tommy Boy, Elektra and Polygram. In contrast to Dreamland , his work at that point was for rap and R&B artists, playing keyboard parts and programming synthesizers for early artists like Grand Master Flash, whose keyboard tracks were heavily sampled by other artists.
Vince has added his talent to numerous recordings for other artists and written dozens of pop songs. But with Dreamland , he decided to stop worrying about what was hip or the latest rage, and just write from the heart. And in response, his CDs have already far surpassed any of his previous efforts in terms of sales. With his new record company, “Firefly Records” Vince decided to skip the traditional record company waiting game and take his music directly to the people. In December 1998, when Dreamland was first released, he started playing the music live in upscale shopping malls. The response was astounding. People would stop dead in their tracks, listen, then get in line to buy a CD, sometimes with tears in their eyes!
Since then Vince has released 5 more CDs, each more popular than the last! And with this newest release, Vince is poised to gain an even wider audience!

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Athena Baerga

Spice of Life
I would recommend this CD to anyone with a romantic and inspirational soul.
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Phil Green

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2006
Not sure whether I would really class it as contemporary jazz as it says on the sleeve but it is very different, original and unique. I would suggest that there are elements of classical, smooth jazz, new age and prog rock but the most important thing is that there are some really excellent up tempo piano led instrumentals on here. In parts it’s uplifting, exciting, even astonishing and the best track “After Sunset” is just gorgeous. Hugely recommended
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Smoothjazz.com Review

Music for people who love music!
An artist who makes music for people who love music... Thank goodness for that. The captivating SPICE OF LIFE is an adventure through and through. Just because the label on the CD says "Piano & Instrumental," please don't let that fool you. From the opening track, "Margarita Dance" (which I hope we've all done at least once in our lives), the project sets an exhilarating and invigorating tone. This special piece of music features an assertive trumpet solo that places me at a certain palapa in my mind, south of the border on the Yucatan Peninsula... The compelling "After Sunset" is absolutely enthralling, a song for people who love their music to move them. Like David Lanz and Jim Brickman, Madison is a composer with his hand on the pulse of the people. I appreciate the way he weaves in Smooth Jazz signature instruments like trumpet, saxophone and guitar. To me, this adds a deeper layer to his songs and enhances the experience of the melody. I am taken by so many of the tracks on SPICE OF LIFE. "Costa Maya" really speaks to me with its incredible waves of emotion; it reminds me of the works of one my all time favorite pianists, Peter Kater. "Tangled Web," is equally entrancing, somewhat hypnotic and driving, providing a relaxing, jazzy journey. SPICE OF LIFE is indeed music for people who love music. Go ahead, spice up your listening environment, grab a copy! ~ SANDY SHORE
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