January 11, 2005

Song of the Week: Rafe Gomez –“Icy”

Rafe Gomez, a DJ and mixer who produces a nationally syndicated show called The Groove Boutique, has a single himself that is getting some airplay on Smooth Jazz radio. “Icy” is a sprightly ditty that clocks in at just under three minutes and features a can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head melody, trumpet by Glenn Kaye , unobtrusive vocalese and chants of "Icy."

This is the cool stuff, baby. Gomez says the song has “a sound that’s best described as Herb Alpert meets Bob James in Brazil, with Praful mixing the drinks.”

The happy track is one of 15 that Gomez compiled for The Groove Boutique: Volume One on Tommy Boy Records. The CD is available at the usual outlets, including for a discount at Dusty Groove America at www.dustygroove.com.

Posted by Brian Soergel at January 11, 2005 12:25 AM