Mindi Abair's upcoming album features a jazzy "hidden track" dedicated to the spirit of Cannonball Adderley.
When smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair releases her new album called Come as You Are in September, it will contain a “hidden track” that clocks in at six minutes and nineteen seconds. On the song, “26 Hemenway,” Mindi displays her traditional jazz skills as she pays homage to one of her favorite players, the late Cannonball Adderley. The song gets its title from the address where Mindi lived while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The rest of the album features 11 original songs with such titles as “Shine,” “Make a Wish,” “Head Over Heels,” “Sticks and Stones” and “High Five.” Mindi sings vocals on three songs: “Every Time,” “I Can Remember” and “You’ll Never Know,” which has a bossa-nova beat. The first single, the title track “Come as You Are,” will be shipped to radio stations on August 23rd.
Musicians include the album’s producer and co-writer Matthew Hager, Ricky Peterson, Russell Ferrante, Steve Ferrone, Luis Conte and others. In addition, Mindi’s father, Lance Abair, makes a guest appearance on tenor sax on the song “New Shoes.”
The much-anticipated album is the follow-up to Mindi’s major label debut in 2003, It Just Happens That Way, which has sold almost 100,000 copies and features the current hit “Save the Last Dance” as well as "Lucy's" and "Flirt."
Look for Come As You Are on Sept. 14.
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Come As You Are
1. Come as You Are
3. Every Time
4. Head Over Heels
5. Make a Wish
6. Sticks and Stones
7. I Can Remember
8. New Shoes
9. High Five
10. You'll Never Know
12. 26 Hemenway (hidden track)