First Listen: Dee Lucas takes on a Maze classic

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(April 30, 2020) When artists take on the task of selecting covers, sometimes the result is a song that fails to match the artist or connects with the public. For Dee Lucas, his version of "The Morning After" by Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly does not fall in this category, as he effectively delivers an instrumental cover that fits rather comfortably in the smooth jazz landscape. 

The latest single from Lucas'  eighth album, Going Left, plays to the strengths of this quiet storm classic. Lucas follows the melody of the original, while bringing in sporadic, but not overpowering vocals to help compliment his lush saxophone. Even though he plays it close to the vest with an arrangement very similar to the 1993 version, there is a certain freshness to this take that makes it worth checking out. 

Check out "The Morning After" and see for yourself how it stacks up!

By Keivu Knox

(April 30, 2020) When artists take on the task of selecting covers, sometimes the result is a song that fails to match the artist or connects with the public. For Dee Lucas, his version of "The Morning After" by Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly does not fall in this category, as he effectively delivers an instrumental cover that fits rather comfortably in the smooth jazz landscape. 

The latest single from Lucas'  eighth album, Going Left, plays to the strengths of this quiet storm classic. Lucas follows the melody of the original, while bringing in sporadic, but not overpowering vocals to help compliment his lush saxophone. Even though he plays it close to the vest with an arrangement very similar to the 1993 version, there is a certain freshness to this take that makes it worth checking out. 

Check out "The Morning After" and see for yourself how it stacks up!

By Keivu Knox

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