Rick Braun And Richard Elliot Will Begin Duets Project

Look for a CD in 2006 from two of smooth jazz's biggest stars.

Trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Richard Elliot are now in the planning stages of what could be one of the biggest smooth jazz projects in years: a new duets album. Braun says that the CD, which could be released by the fall of 2006, will draw on the duo's history with the brass-heavy bands War and Tower of Power.

It was back in 2000 that Braun offered a CD with saxophonist Boney James called Shake It Up that was released by Warner Bros. The upcoming duets CD will of course be released by ARTizen Music Group, the new smooth jazz record label Braun and Elliot founded.

Braun's new album called Yours Truly features the single called 'Shining Star.' Elliot's current single, 'Mystique,' is the second from his ARTizen debut called Metro Blue. The first single, 'People Make the World Go Round,' was No. 1 for 11 weeks.