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Smoke Sex Water

by Jason Yudoff

Infectious grooves, tasty solos, and great songwriting mark this dynamic debut album from NYC keyboard virtuoso..."Party Music of the highest order." - Keyboard Magazine
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All Day
4:36 $0.99
2. Happiness
4:32 $0.99
3. Bottom Line
5:11 $0.99
4. How I Want To Feel
4:50 $0.99
5. Pride
4:35 $0.99
6. Guilty
2:53 $0.99
7. Reckless (inst.)
2:27 $0.99
8. Before
2:24 $0.99
9. Inside
3:34 $0.99
10. Too Much To Share
4:28 $0.99
11. All I'll Want
3:54 $0.99
12. No Such Thing
4:37 $0.99
13. Mother (inst.)
3:05 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
*** Jason Yudoff & his new album “TRAGIC HERO” have been nominated on the Official 2008 GRAMMY BALLOT in 4 CATEGORIES - including Best New Artist & Album Of The Year!! ***


Expertly striding the fine line between the underground and the mainstream, Jason Yudoff is the rare combination of a marketable artist with catchy hooks and commercially accesible 'singles' that also has a genre-defying jamband mentality and a high-energy live feel. His wide range of influences include Led Zepplin, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, P-Funk, Otis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn, King's X, Rush, Billy Joel, Jamiroquoi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Extreme, Chick Corea, Rage Against The Machine, Herbie Hancock, 60's soul, 70's funk, and 80's hard rock.

Named "Unsigned Artist of the Month" in Keyboard Magazine and placed on the Official 2005 Grammy Ballot in 8 different categories including Best New Artist and Album of the Year, NYC-born singer/songwriter Jason Yudoff's percussive keyboard skills will lead you down an original and hypnotic path of funk, rock, pop and soul with a hip and passionate vibe. There just isn't anyone out there with this kind of sound. For more music, lyrics, videos, news, pictures, street team and bio information, visit www.jasonyudoff.com.


** Jason was named "Unsigned Artist of the Month" in the international publication KEYBOARD MAGAZINE! **

"Rock 'n' roll piano is very much alive in the capable hands of New York's Jason Yudoff. And we're not just talking technique, here: Jason's SMOKE SEX WATER embodies the spirit of rock, in word and - judging by the album art - deed. From the Grand Funk-ish opening cuts to the Journey-esque love songs, Jason shows a remarkably consistent concept of songwriting, singing, performance, and 'tude. Holding forth mostly on piano, he also spends significant time burning on B-3 and Clav. A very tight rythym section complements Jason's blend of arrangement precision and satisfying looseness of groove. A couple of Elton John-style ballads rounds out the set. But the emphasis is squarely on party music of the highest order. For more information, visit www.jasonyudoff.com"
* Ernie Rideout, Keyboard Magazine

"Jason Yudoff has hit a home run with his debut disc 'Smoke Sex Water.' Yudoff is at once a true and talented musician, whose lyrics expose a man whose art is born from an analytical mind and the heart of an eternal romantic. The bluseyrock melodies swim alongside powerful keyboard riffs, and Yudoff's growl adds a lethal injection of blue-eyed soul that, in its hottest moments, leaps right out of the speakers and demands nothing short of the listener's undying attention. 'No Such Thing' has the bright eclectic dimensions reminiscent of Steely Dan, while the opener 'All Day' has an influence that is more in the vein of Dr. John. There are also numbers like 'Guilty,' where Jason takes Randy Newman's composition to a deep and dark place. Yudoff's smartest choice in the production of 'Smoke Sex Water' is the 'live' feel of the recordings. This gives Jason the opportunity to play to his strong suit, and that is his musicianship. Each song breathes and betrays anything close to formulaic, while leaving the road open to some wonderfully mind-blowing grooves, like what can be found in the shaker 'Pride' and the instrumental jam 'Reckless.' Yudoff spends most of the disc behind the electric piano, but makes the leap to the Hammond organ and Moog synth when a more colorful sound is called for, like in the most groove-heavy numbers 'Happiness' and 'Pride.' It's real rock 'n' roll, and Jason Yudoff's powerful keystrokes make the absence of a heavy guitar presence all but unnoticeable. Yudoff brings the curtain down on 'Smoke Sex Water' with the piano instrumental 'Mother,' an inspired tribute, and a fitting end to a passionate and colorful collection of songs. Hop on the Jason Yudoff bandwagon at www.jasonyudoff.com."
* Dan Brown, MUSIC CRITIC - Good Times Magazine

"Mixing Jazz, Funk and Pop we might have another Billy Joel here! There is even (gasp) a Hammond organ shoved in for good measure. The most touching of the tracks is the absolutely brilliant instrumental piano piece titled simply Mother, at the end. It just comes across as real music. Probably the most powerful aspect of the recording is, despite its studio polishing, it still reminds the listener of the "live" club or bar performance that would suit the music so well. So bottoms up - belly up the musical bar for a taste of Jason Yudoff!" (Highlighted Tracks: All Day, Mother)
* Rock Record Collectors Association

"Jason Yudoff performs music like a race car driver. There are no stop and yield signs. Yudoff puts the medal to the pedal on his rhythmic high-energy keyboard playing and singing and he takes audiences on a rock and roll musical journey through the 60s, 70s and right on up to his own unique style."
* Music-Tech.Net Indie Artist Showcase Review

"Jason Yudoff and his band hit you hard with the funk. Cool keyboards, thumping bass and Jason's vocals take you on a smooth-alicious ride to cool-ville. All Day sets the tone for an outstandingly original album that manages to mixes funk, blues and pop into one satisfying package. Find out more about Jason and his cool vibe at http://www.jasonyudoff.com."
* Podcast NYC

"Having just seen "Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King", Jason Yudoff is like a smoking, sunglasses-wearing Aragorn if you can imagine that. His music sounds like a funkier version of Ben Folds Five, Black Crowes and Santana on songs like "Happiness", "How I Want To Feel" and "Pride".
* Shmat Records

"Now, I'm usually reviewing hard rock, punk, or metal bands in my column. This week, I checked out something a little different than my norm. I checked out a jazzy funk band called Jason Yudoff and The New Hotness after hearing their song 'Happiness' on Z100's Radio Star Contest. The song was so well written that I was more than curious and had to check out their website, www.jasonyudoff.com. After a year of playing out around New York City, both solo and with a backup band of session players, Jason felt that he needed a change. Jason was playing out about once a month with a great response to his music, but with the impending release of his debut CD 'Smoke Sex Water,' Jason needed a new vibe and a new band. Thus, The New Hotness was born! Jason's debut CD 'Smoke Sex Water' has gotten them airplay on college radio around the country. 'Happiness,' 'Pride,' and 'How I Want to Feel' are confirmed singles off of the CD. The songs kind of reminded me of local favorites The Josh Dodes Band. They also reminded me a little of John Mayer. Check them out at www.jasonyudoff.com

by Tim Louie
Music Critic
The Aquarian
East Coast Rocker

"Jason Yudoff is one hellacious Rock & Roll piano playing vocalist who commands your attention and applause at each and every performance. Absolutely smokin'!"
* Larry Oakes - former keyboardist/guitarist with Foreigner, Bad
Company, Derek Trucks, Founder of "Singer/Songwriter Sessions" -

"Old school funk! New school hip! Authentic rock & roll played with taste and energy...Jason Yudoff is the real deal!"
* Michael Packer - Blues Artist and NYC Promoter

"Jason Yudoff is an inspired artist that doesn't hesitate to display his fiery talents, showcasing his phenomenal keyboard and vocal abilities right from the start of SSW. When I first heard Jason play live, I was blown away with his ability as being a great entertainer. As I experienced listening to Jason's CD, I immediately noticed that I also simply enjoyed his songs. I think we can soon expect Jason's music to be heard in a great many households throughout the world."
* G. Neal Merrick - Merrick Music Productions

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

Category 1 - Record Of the Year: Jason Yudoff - All Day

Category 2 - Album Of the Year: Jason Yudoff - Smoke Sex Water

Category 3 - Song Of the Year: Jason Yudoff - All Day

Category 4 - Best New Artist: Jason Yudoff

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Category 6 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Yudoff - Before

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Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Jason Yudoff - Mother

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Category 11 - Best Pop Vocal Album: Jason Yudoff - Smoke Sex Water

Field 4
Category 21 - Best Rock Song: Jason Yudoff - Happiness



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Bryan Smith

Jason Yudoff has "IT". Talent shines through in debut album.
SMOKE, SEX, WATER has it all. Powerful lyrics, tight sound, emotional ballads and instrumental pieces. The best part, though, is when Jason breaks off remarkable piano solos with such a high degree of difficulty. It will be tough to top this. I'm looking forward to the next album already. Check the website to see him live: www.jasonyudoff.com

James Doberman

Jason Brings the funk!
Crazy, man!
It has been a real treat to listen to this music. I play it all the time and my girl loves it too. Damn, you get me going with those mean piano fingers. Of course, Being a romantic sap, as I am, my favorates are the ballads...The instrumental for mother and "all I'll want". Can't wait to hear what is coming next.
It is all true. This man is an amazing talent.


Just all around funky. Great listning for everyone.
Can't say enough good things about HAPPINESS...

Michelle Burke

Phenomenal! I can't stop listening to it!
This album is fantastic. Each song possesses so much emotion and has a unique quality to it. High quality vocals and piano. The last instrumental is my favorite. All around great. Buy it.


bags of energy
Great cd really enjoyed it the guy is a musical genius...nice one!

Tim Allister

Jason Yudoff is the funkmaster.

Sandi Stone

This cd has all the elements of what REAL MUSIC should be. Rock, Soul, Jazz, and Funk. This elixir will free your mind body and soul. Keep doing what you do, baby and the whole will remain yours. Peace. Sandi Stone (fellow vanguard)

John Henry

This underground sensation brings the grit back to NYC!!!
Being in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, it is so refreshing to see the true essence music and passion. If you haven't heard SMOKE SEX WATER buy it now. The only thing better is seeing him LIVE!

Phil Cirincione

So much energy and talent!!!
Most cd's have one hit and the rest is filler. HOWEVER, SMOKE SEX WATER is phenomenal from start to finish. The music is electric and the lyrics are smart and meaningful. You never know what Jason is going to do next on the keys and it is always a pleasant surprise taking the listener on a journey of his emotions expressed through a piano(among many other instruments that he masters). His vocals rival all the greats that came before him. His edge is his greatest strength both lyrically and musically. Unsurpassed. Under rated and soon to be no longer unknown. Jason Yudoff will see his name on the charts and his never ending pursuit for musical genius will be what got him there.


Groovy meets Funky meets Jazzy meets Rockin meets GROOVY!!
As an old friend of Jason's, I am very proud of his terrific accomplishment!! This CD is very different than the "usual style" of today's music...I think it combines different qualities of different kinds of music which will make it enjoyable for folks who like all different types of tunes!!! I really dig it!!!!! EXCELLENT!
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