After his debut release, enthusiastic international critics compared Soren Reiff with guitar icons such as Larry Carlton, John Scofield, George Benson and Joe Satriani.
Reiff, who for many years was Musical Director and guitarist on Danish National TV for stars like Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Robert Palmer and Randy Crawford, has an impressive line up playing on his new album - musicians who have worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston and the Rolling Stones. Most of the tracks are recorded in L.A., but mixed and completed in Denmark.
The style is warm and soulful - funky grooves with catchy, melodic themes and chord progressions with roots from the jazz world. Miss You is filled with musical curiosities, played with virtuosity, soul and presence.
Reiff has been busy since his previous release Funky Flavas (which also featured Mike Stern and Michael Ruff). He has composed and produced music for other artists, radio and television, and has written and published no fewer than four books.
Miss You features:
David Garfield: Piano/Keys
David has worked for many years as Musical Director for among others George Benson and Natalie Cole. David was a founding member of Los Lobotomys together with Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather, and when the band did some reunion shows and a tour in Scandinavia a couple of years ago,
Soren Reiff played the guitar.
Will Lee: Bass
As part of the David Letterman Show Band, Will is known as a charismatic bassist who always delivers state of the art playing. He has also worked with the Brecker Brothers, Patti Austin, D’Angelo, Steely Dan, Tom Scott and many more.
John Pena: Bass
John has roots in New York and Puerto Rico. He has played with Carlos Santana, The Crusaders, Chick Correa, Steve Vai, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Ricky Martin and Michael McDonald.
Steve Ferrone : Drums
Steve’s career started in the Average White Band. Since then he has worked with Chaka Khan, Jaco Pastorius, Duran Duran, Tom Petty and Eric Clapton.
Ricky Lawson: Drums
Ricky has played with Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, George Duke, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Babyface and many more.
Michito Sanchez: Percussion
Michito has played with almost everyone, from rock artists such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, to contemporary jazz artists like Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul, plus soul and R’n’B acts as Aretha Franklin, Eric Benet and Brandy.
Veronica Mortensen: Vocal
Along with Reiff and the American musicians, Danish singer Veronica Mortensen appears on several tracks. Veronica has distinguished herself in recent years internationally and thrilled both audiences and critics. On this album her warm and soft voice is melting naturally with Soren’s guitar tones.
Release date: 20th October 2010
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