Musician and vocalist Braxton Cook has already displayed supreme artistry with his previous single releases. But now that the D.C./NYC-based, Alto Sax virtuoso’s full, debut album is out, we’re glued to the vibrantly jazzy, woodwind-centric flair of Somewhere in Between. Cook doesn’t disappoint as he demonstrates an unmatched flexibility by merging multiple genres into an ardent, passionate and soul-filled project.
For the first time ever, choosing a favorite (even a top 5) has been a challenge. When you want funky jazz, there’s “Mathis’ Tune,” and “The Gospel” for all of you soulful, off-kilter Smooth Jazz lovers. “You’re the One” sets a perfect, romantic mood while “Hymn (For Trayvon)” will tug at your heartstrings. For a laid-back, vibey cut, go for “Never Thought.” The many facets of this twelve-track LP will satisfy any musical craving thanks to Braxton Cook’s pristine delivery.
Listen to the jazz world’s most promising emerging artist boost an escape to the land of loving, tuneful charm in Somewhere in Between via Spotify or Apple Music below.