Jay Lawrence - Sonic Paragon
Like a Fish... in Water
It's not your everyday kid that'll join The Musicians Union at the age of 15 and immediately surface as an in-demand drummer and percussionist, but then again, Jay Lawrence was no everyday kid. Growing up in Reno, Nevada, he was passionate about making music that moves people! Today, he continues to carry that same passion and has moved audiences all over the world with that positive energy and talent!
Makin' the List
Jay has performed with an impressive list of artist like: Paul Anka, Natalie Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Gladys Knight, Frank Jr. and Nancy Sinatra, Randy Brecker, Eddie Daniels, Brandon Fields, Carl Fontana, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Menza, James Moody, New York Voices, John Pizzarelli, Arturo Sandoval, Tom Scott, Bobby Shew, Diane Schuur, and Byron Stripling to name just a few.
He has released many solo records and today we're featuring his latest addition, Sonic Paragon. This album lives up to its title as a shining example of musical excellence and it's no wonder why... Sonic Paragon features some of the finest jazz musicians on the scene today including, John Patitucci (Upright Bass), Renee Rosnes (Piano), Harry Allen (Saxophone), Terell Stafford (Trumpet), Anthony Wilson (Guitar), Yotam Silberstein (Guitar), and Romero Lubambo (Guitar).
Besides putting together an all-star team, Jay also wrote and arranged almost all of the songs on the record. The group effortlessly weaves through different styles and genres; feeling completely at home in each setting. We think you'll absolutely love this record!
Check out this video featuring each of the artists on the project!
You can purchase Sonic Paragon here!
Here's a photo from the session. Pictured left to right: Harry Allen, Jay Lawrence, Renee Rosnes, Yotam Silberstein, and John Patitucci.
You may also want to check out Jay's comprehensive drum book: The Drummer's Workbook.
Jay is a world-class musician and we absolutely love working with him! Here's the cool thing, you can play along and mentor with Jay and other incredible musicians through the A-ccompany App and Music Library!
P.S. Give Jay some love and let him know what you think of Sonic Paragon in the comments!