First Listen: The late Nick Colionne's final release is a fitting gem

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    (March 14, 2022) 2022 got off to a sad start as the music world lost Nick Colionne, the Godfather of smooth jazz guitar, on January 1st.  Nick’s passing is especially sad because he had so much planned: He had just put the finishing touches on a much anticipated new album, and for our latest First Listen, we share with you the lead single from that final recording, a cool instrumental piece called “What You Do to Me”. 

    Nick’s final body of work – produced by Grammy-winning musician Michael Broening and Grammy-nominated pianist Chris 'Big Dog' Davis - marks a decided shift in his musical direction, with a goal to stay fresh and relevant.  Nick Colionne was the only smooth jazz artist to score five consecutive #1 Billboard singles from one album, 2016’s The Journey. And his team believes that Nick’s final album just might surpass his success from 2016.

    (March 14, 2022) 2022 got off to a sad start as the music world lost Nick Colionne, the Godfather of smooth jazz guitar, on January 1st.  Nick’s passing is especially sad because he had so much planned: He had just put the finishing touches on a much anticipated new album, and for our latest First Listen, we share with you the lead single from that final recording, a cool instrumental piece called “What You Do to Me”. 

    Nick’s final body of work – produced by Grammy-winning musician Michael Broening and Grammy-nominated pianist Chris 'Big Dog' Davis - marks a decided shift in his musical direction, with a goal to stay fresh and relevant.  Nick Colionne was the only smooth jazz artist to score five consecutive #1 Billboard singles from one album, 2016’s The Journey. And his team believes that Nick’s final album just might surpass his success from 2016.

    Jeff Lunt of the record label told us: “Nick left us a musical gift, and it’s one that Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records has decided to unwrap one single at a time until all the radio singles have been released.  It will culminate in a special collectors’ edition CD. This way we get to keep Nick and his music with us for a long time and give his massive base something to look forward to.”

    Check out “What You Do to Me” below and enjoy a taste of Nick Colionne’s lasting musical gift in his honor.

    By Darnea N. Samuels

    Nick Colionne - "What You Do To Me"

     
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