Monday, November 1, 2010


My good friend, Claude Dary just put me on this new single 'Liquid Love' by Oakland-born singer, CHRIS TURNER. Chris has been compared to Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, and I would add Marvin Gaye to the list...but this is only to say that he is an amazingly talented singer who continues the tradition of some of the greatest American soul singers. The single was produced by The Stuyvesants and was written and arranged by Chris himself and the homie, Melo-X. No boxes, just plain good sexy music!

Chris was formally trained at the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music and has studied from teachers like Reggie Workman, Charlie Persip, and Richard Harper. Additionally, Chris studied with Bilal Oliver who taught him to free his mind, challenging Chris to use his musicianship to think outside the box. He has sung background for Sean Kingston, the Jamaican-American reggae/pop music singer and rapper, and has toured with Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, and many others.

This is what he himself has to say about his work: "My main goal in music is to stretch the boundaries in music so a pop crowd or a hip-hop crowd can still blast a "soul" track and consider it to be pop or me music is music...there's good music and then there's not so good music...there's music with soul and music that wants to be, I'm all about making real...from the gut soul..that can universally bridge the Rhythm and Blues of the 70's with the hip hop and soul of today."
if you'd like to support the artist, please go to his bandcamp page and purchase the track.
  CHRIS TURNER 'Liquid Love' (prod by Stuyvesants) by lichibanblossom

1 comment:

jgenius672 said...

Chris Turner is a dynamic singer from the Bay good spirited brother that deserves all his complishments in life. Love you Mr. Turner.