Trombonist, NORMAN “JEFF” BRADSHAW debuted in 2003 with the acclaimed album ‘Bone Deep’. Personal problems (marriage and subsequent divorce) along with constant demands on his time as a session player have meant that the much anticipated sophomore set has been delayed until now.
April 24th sees the release of JEFF’S second set – ‘Bone Appétit’ on Hidden Beach Records. The two volume album features 20 songs, many of which are high profile collaborations with people like RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL, MAYSA LEAK, musician/producer PJ MORTON of MAROON 5 and “THE FLOACIST.”
‘Bone Appétit’ gives consumers the option to purchase digitally in two volumes (iTunes, Amazon) or as one 2-CD set. First up is ‘Bone Appétit Vol. 1 – Main Course’, which features 13 songs and interludes, followed by ‘Bone Appétit Vol. 2- Deuxieme Course’, a 7 song EP. For fans desiring a full helping, both volumes are combined in a deluxe 2-CD configuration, titled ‘Bone Appétit – Double Issue’.
Amongst the tracks on the album is JEFF’S re-tooling of the JANET JACKSON hit, ‘Got ‘Til It’s Gone,’ featuring MARSHA AMBROSIUS and rapper TWYZE. BRADSHAW explains, “I was always a fan of the JANET song, and I wanted to record it because it spoke to what was happening down there in New Orleans. I wanted to remind everyone that there is still work to be done in New Orleans. People think some years have gone by since KATRINA and everything is cool. But, ‘no, things are not cool!’ They are a long way from being back to normal.” To that end, the launch of ‘Bone Appétit’ coincides with the launch of an awareness campaign for The New Orleans Musician’s Relief Fund www.NOMRF.org a grassroots organization which provides musical instruments and financial grants to musicians in need and sustains the musical heritage of New Orleans by furnishing instruments to school children who show promise.
Full review of ‘Bone Appétit’ here @ SJF very soon.