“Long Road” is a compilation of the popular songs of the past on which Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic brings back that big band jazz sound of yesteryear with a bang. It includes renditions of tunes like “Hey There”, the 1954 number sung by John Raitt (Bonnie Raitt’s father) in “The Pajama Game”, the reworking of a 1968 Jerry Jeff Walker hit “Bojangles”, and Billy Preston’s 1972 anthem “Will It Go Round In Circles” is a humble reminder for listeners of all generations that great songs never die, they go on forever. As Duke Ellington would say, it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, so Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic” stacks on the swing in every track.
Collaborating with him on the record are trumpeter Nolan Shaheed (musical director for Marvin Gaye, accompanist with Count Basie and Duke Ellington), pianist Rich Eames (Pointer Sisters, Doc Severson, Angela Boﬁl, Lou Rawls), Greg Poree (Paul Anka, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes). Also featured are saxophonists Ricky Woodard (Ray Charles, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra) and Fred Jackson (Billy Preston, Sammy Davis Jr.), bassist Tony Dumas (Etta James, Kenny Burrell, Gerald Albright), drummer Quentin Denard (B.B. King), and Duane Benjamin on trombone (Stanley Clark, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra).
Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic has always reached for the stars. At 10 years old as the Howard University marching band would pass his home en route to the local football stadium he’d run in front of the drum major to march ahead of the band all the way to the field. In the 1960s, when he was 12 he and his friends would attend Washington, DC’s Howard Theater on the weekends to see Motown performers such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and Otis Redding. Late evenings Tyrone would also watch Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby on the TV show “Hollywood’s Finest”. This is why this album titled “Long Road” (Can Do Productions) is so important to him. It’s not only a tribute to these stars – it’s a revisiting of memories from long ago.
A North American radio and press campaign have already been launched to promote “Long Road”. Smooth Jazz and Adult R&B mainstream radio stations have already been serviced with the album’s lead single, “Hey There”, as were select publications with the “Long Road” full length release. His press kit will be provided upon request to all members of the media by contacting the representative listed below. Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic is presently available for interviews and/or appearances. Additional news, updates and information may also be found at: https://tyronemrsuperfantastic.com/
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