FERNANDO HARKLESS is a New York born sax man. Now operating out of Los Angeles, he’s worked with people like Marvin Gaye, Snoop Dogg, The Four Tops, Rick James, Charlie Wilson & The Gap Band, Mariah Carey and War.
Mr H is an in-demand LA session player but also fronts his own live band, Fernando and Spice. It’s under his own name, though, that he’s just released the single ‘Light Up Your Love’. The tune, I guess, will be classed as a smooth jazz instrumental, though Fernando’s playing is grittier than the stereotypical smooth jazz sound…. more Junior Walker than Najee! The cut is spiced up with vocal interjections from Fernando and Everton Thompson.