Jeff Lorber's New CD: He Had A Hat

Grammy-nominated keyboardist and producer Jeff Lorber has just wrapped up production of a brand-new CD that is mixed by Paul Brown and produced by Blood, Sweat & Tears original member Bobby Columby, who produced the last two best-selling CDs by trumpeter Chris Botti.

The CD, He Had a Hat, is a 13-song project with 10 songs co-written by himself and Columby. The CD, due in April, also features a tune written by Bill Withers, �Grandma�s Hands,� that features vocalist Eric Benet. Another song, �Orchid,� is co-written by Botti and features soloing by the trumpeter. �The Other Side of the Heart,� co-written by Paula Cole, features Cole and Benet on vocals. Among the other new songs are �Anthem for a New America,� �All Most Blues,� �BC Bop,� �Hudson� and �Super Fusion Unit.�

Guest artists include Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Brian Bromberg, Randy Brecker, Paul Jackson Jr., the Blood Sweat and Tears horn section, Hubert Laws and Tom Scott.

He Had a Hat Track Listing

1. Anthem for a New America (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
2. He Had a Hat (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
3. Grandma's Hands (Bill Withers)
4. Surreptitious (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
5. All Most Blues (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
6. Orchid (Jeff Lorber/Chris Botti)
7. BC Bop (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
8. The Other Side of the Heart (Paula Cole/Jeff Lorber)
9. Hudson (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
10. Super Fusion Unit (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
11. Eye Tunes (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
12. Requiem for Gandalf (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)
13. Burn Brightly (Jeff Lorber/Bobby Columby)