Real soul seekers know that some of the very best modern soul comes from the Gospel community and one Gospel singer currently making soul waves is New Orleans’ JAI REED. REED was born and bred in the Crescent City and though he’s always sung in church he’s also been influenced by the city’s distinct soul idioms. He began his professional career working in the groups ENDURANCE and NU BEGINNINGS but in 2000 he took the decision to go solo.
He’s currently promoting his latest album – ‘Anointed For Purpose’ and the promo single currently doing the rounds indicates that the LP will be worth investigating. The cut – ‘How Much You Mean To Me’ is a delicious down tempo groove that delivers its message via insinuation. The melody’s sweet, the harmonies are superb and JAI’S delivery is faultless… a feel of the best of BILLY and SARAH GAINES about this one. Find out more by going to www.myspace.com/jaireedtheartist