The latest album from Najee is titled The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey. It is filled with music that shows his versatility and it is a gem. He wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 tracks on the CD. Demonte Posey was the other writer. Najee is the consummate musician as he plays tenor sax, soprano sax and flute on the album flawlessly.
He is backed by some of the best musicians anywhere. In addition to song writing on this project, Demonte Posey also plays keyboards. Bill Sharpe plays bass, Ray Fuller is on guitar, Daniel Powell is on drums, Lee Thornburg is on trumpet and flugelhorn, Nick Lane is on trombone, Brian Bromberg is on bass/acoustic bass and Nick Smith is on piano. The lead vocals are provided by Meli'sa Morgan who really does a splendid job on the romantic song In the Mood To Take It Slow.
Najee pays tribute to the late George Duke with the song Shinjuku. It is a song that brought memories of Japan and other places the two had performed together. Some of the other notable songs include: Rendezvous, SanTropez, Champs Elysees and the bluesy and sultry The Morning After. Najee has worked with some of the best in recorded music including: Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Chaka Khan among others. He usually delivers a good product and this album is no exception. The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey may be one of his very best and that is saying a lot. You can check out his website http://www.najeemusic.com for the latest information and tour schedule.