Johnny Britt asks "Is It Cool?" again

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    (February 6, 2022) Trumpeter and vocalist Johnny Britt has been a SoulTracks favorite since he teamed with Sean E. Mac to create their unique brand of jazz, hip-hop and R&B fusion as the group Impromp2. Britt and Mac released four Impromp2 albums before going their separate ways. Britt has focused on his solo career, releasing his first album, Feels So Good, in 2012.

    (February 6, 2022) Trumpeter and vocalist Johnny Britt has been a SoulTracks favorite since he teamed with Sean E. Mac to create their unique brand of jazz, hip-hop and R&B fusion as the group Impromp2. Britt and Mac released four Impromp2 albums before going their separate ways. Britt has focused on his solo career, releasing his first album, Feels So Good, in 2012.

    Britt’s new single “Is It Cool?,” from his album Mo Jazzin’ strikes a vibe that is both contemporary, nostalgic. Britt has long mastered the art of pairing his rich tone and creative improvising on the trumpet with contemporary R&B arrangements and he continues that trend on this version of “Is It Cool?.” The tune will strike a nostalgic vein for long time Britt and Impromp2 fans who will remember the cut from the band’s 2003 release The Definition of Love. This version is more of an instrumental, although we do get to hear Britt’s buttery tenor singing the hook toward the end. The song finds Britt working with his son, Josh Britt, a pianist who recently graduated from the Berklee College of Music. The younger Britt’s work on the piano gives the track an infusion of bluesy jazz. Check out “Is It Cool?” and the accompany video here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Johnny Britt – “Is It Cool?”