Wednesday, March 4, 2009

BLS Spotlight: Jaafar - Travel Light

Alabama singer, songwriter, trumpeter, Jaafar has arrived with the release of his 2009 album, Travel Light. Little do you know, this signals the beginning of your love affair with Jaafar. He is a musician who has made it his mission to fill the void left in soul music as everything around him turns to pop. Travel Light is a journey through the gamut of contemporary African American music; Jazz (Can You Make Time), R&B (How I Feel) to Hip Hop (Everytime). There’s literally a track for any and all music tastes but the sum of the tracks on the album is even better as they are a musical gumbo with soul as the base. Topics on the album range from making time for loved ones, leaving a relationship (Hard to Say Goodbye which contains a dope breakdown) to material love.

Lovers of the soul singer Bilal, will be especially happy as Bilal’s absence is another void that Jaafar fills. He doesn’t copy Bilal’s style but you can see the influence in his approach to songs at times and his range is just as comparable (yes he even hits the high notes). The production on the album is equally as great as it is permeated with live instrumentation which is always a plus in any music appreciator’s book. Increase your load with a purchase of Travel Light, which is available in physical or digital form at WWW.Jaafarsoul.Com


Blogger Rea. said...

I got the CD Sunday night after seeing him perform at the Penthouse in B'ham (dope!). I've been playing it non-stop :n) Def fills the void of so many MIA male singers. Love it Jaafar! thanks bls.

March 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

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