San Francisco, CA - Much to the excitement of music aficionados around the world, we are delighted to present Joy Mover’s digital EP, ‘Sweets-100% Ear Candy.' Legendary Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist & Grammy-recognized Ira Sullivan was effusive in his praise of Joy’s talent saying, "To follow her in song is to exercise the mind. Sometimes easy and fluid, sometimes intricate and challenging, her voice is always… beautiful."
The 6 pieces in this assortment are each different-flavored versions of songs first heard on Joy's critically acclaimed self-titled 2012 debut.
As an added feature, these tracks have been sonically 'Sweetened' as in 'enhanced' with proprietary technology served up by Pro-MasterHD, co-invented by Award-Winning Recording/Audio Engineer and friend, Shelly Yakus, in L.A. (John Lennon's "Imagine")!!
Boston's Berklee College Assoc. Professor of Ensemble & Nashua Hall-of-Famer, John Paul (Guitar Virtuoso), Arranged, Produced, Engineered + played additional multi-Instrumental accompaniments on Bass, Drums, Percussion and Keyboards heard on Joy's originals “Midnight Oil," “Maria’s Song" and “Home Sweet Home.” John also co-Arranged "Have You Ever Loved?" as well as co-Composed the chorus!
Miami's own Mike Levine, Produced, co-Arranged + played Keys & Synth on Joy's original Salsa, “Have You Ever Loved?” which also features Mike's smokin' Synth-Flute and John Paul's Spanish Guitar solos!! Mike's Arrangement & Keyboards accompany a funked-out R&B version of “Till There Was You.” This 'un-wrapped' version also features Joy's big brother & Jazz Giant, Bob Mover's lyrical Tenor Sax accompaniment and iconic solo. Following Bob's solo, Ira Sullivan joins in (also on Tenor) and continues through the outro.
To deepen the the Miami-ties even further, another U of M Jazz Alum + distinguished 'Jazz-Doctor,' Dan Warner, PhD. (formerly with Al Jarreau ++), tops it all off with his Super-powered, killer-Guitar outro!
Along with the release of the "Sweets" EP, Joy has completed the music and legalese for her forthcoming 2nd full-length LP, 'Insight'. This 8 song collection of 5 originals & 3 covers is Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo of NYC. Vinnie is best known for his seven-year stint as featured Guitar-Soloist with the Joe Jackson Band, in addition to his eclectic approach to music. Joy is now working toward the creation of the physical CD for production and distribution.
HERE'S WHAT THE PRESS RAVED ABOUT JOY'S 2012 DEBUT ALBUM:
“Vibrant energy, great phrasing, that special gift of connectivity that cannot be taught places this release in the upper echelon of vocal jazz release this year be they male or female.” - Brent Black, Critical Jazz
“Striking lyrical emotion and balance combine with uncanny talent in Joy's vocals and lyrics. Mix that up with flutes, saxes and horns by legendary multi-Grammy®-recognized Ira Sullivan, guitars by award winner John Paul, and a whole bus-load of top notch musicians providing a myriad of flavors to the tunes, and you've got a record that is deserving of serious credit. I will not be surprised at all to see the self-titled record make it to the top awards contests this year!” - C Bret Campbell, Midtnmusic.com
“Mover's voice rests comfortably in a niche between jazz and pop, rangy, trained experienced but with the flexibility to move into fun pop territory with credibility.” - Bill Copeland, Bill Copeland Music News
“Joy Mover has released a fine debut album. Her ability to fuse several styles serves her well and her ability to create lyrics and music look ahead to a bright future. It all adds up to a fine listen for anyone who wants to let their mind wander for a spell.” - David Bowling, Blog Critics
“Mover delivers one very special dreamy debut, full of gorgeous love songs and standards with new twists all forged by a sultry soothing vocal approach that's pleasing to the ear. Mover's debut is a well-conceived, well-done musical endeavor impressive on many fronts.” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
PRESS RELEASE by BILLY JAMES, GLASS ONYON PR