Right Now

A 12 track electro-funk album (59m 18s) — released April 27th 2009 on Freestyle Records

As well as being one of New Zealand's most well known and respected jazz musicians, multi-instrumentalist Nathan Haines has been an in demand collaborator and session man for luminaries such as Masters at Work, 4 Hero, Reel People and that be-hatted cat - Jamiroquai. 'Right Now' features something of a dream ticket combination of Nathan's renowned saxophone skills, exemplary cutting edge production (courtesy of Mike Patto and DJ Chris Cox) and genuinely legendary vocal talents in an album that successfully cross fertilizes soul, RnB, soulful house and jazz into a lush and uplifting excursion into contemporary black music. Kicking off with 'Tell Me What You're Feeling' which graces our ears with the sublime and dulcet tones of Vanessa Freeman – this track has already prompted high praise as a Freestyle 12 inch single and wetted appetites all over for this full length release - Nathan's 6th solo album. There cannot be a soul or jazz fan alive who isn't in love with the music and legacy of Marlena Shaw who has recorded total classics for Chess, Cadet and Blue Note Records– her sassy and spectacular voice remains undiminished and on the title track collaboration 'Right Now' she proves beyond doubt that the term 'living legend' continues to ring true for her in the 21st century. 'Right Now' includes contributions from artists such as Ty, Joel Haines and 2 bonus mixes of 'Creation Calling' (Summer Street Remix) and 'Tell Me What You're Feeling' (Domu Vocal Remix) With this release Nathan Haines displays the extent of his all encompassing musical vision, talent and taste. "Nathan gets better with each release and this is no exception. Various jazz flavours tailor made for today's dancefloors. Very very nice" Dr Bob Jones (Manifesto magazine)

This album is superb.Yes, we are talking quality here! - Paul Miller BBC 3 Counties radio

Productionwise, this album is indefectable and approaches perfection. Qualitywise, this album is a gem. . it doesn't get any better - Teach www.jazzandsoul.eu

"mellow diversions into house, R&B, latin-jazz and smooth disco with fantastic vocal performances from soul legend Marlena Shaw and Vanessa Freeman - summer seems closer already!" - M8

It’s jazz without the pretensions, all nu and new york and disco twisted. It simply rocks, intelligent like - Gscene

Damn wonderful work from Nathan Haines - we'd easily rank a record like this next to some of our classics on labels like Fantasy Records or Black Jazz. - Dusty Groove America

A very fine work indeed from NH, who appears not to be trying to re-invent the wheel, but who definitely has one or two surprises up his sleeve here. Check it! - Jamie Topham Straight Outta Now

Nathan gets better with each release and this is no exception. Various jazz flavours tailor made for today's dancefloors. Very very nice - Dr Bob Jones Manifesto

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