I'm often asked to listen to and give a review of an album by someone in the record or music business, but almost never by the artists themselves. However, I was contacted by a young musician who released an album about six months ago. His name is Isom Green Jr and he is a trumpet player. After listening to music from this CD, I'm wondering why I had not heard about him. His sound has been compared to Rick Braun, Miles Davis, Chris Botti and Dizzy Gillespie. That is a tremendous compliment. Those men are giants when it comes to trumpet playing and to be mentioned in the same sentence with them is incredible.
The title of the album released by Green is Peace of Mind. There are 13 songs on the disc and they are all good songs. The ones that stood out to me are: Dusk to Dawn, Peace of Mind, Groove Man, Late in the Day and Uptown. Green has a smooth, not forced sound that is so easy to listen to. After each song you hear, you want to hear more. I think this young man has a bright future. I certainly look for more from him and you will probably feel the same after you've heard him play. You can find out more from him and his music by visiting his website: http://www.isomgreenjr.com.