TP002 – Jean Honeymoon, Blackwax “Brighter Days EP”
Label: Timeless People
Release date: 2017-03-27
Catalog number: TP002
Steve Reed aka Blackwax & Jean Honeymoon first met while working with Scottish duo A Deeper Groove, having already worked with Jean on a remix or two we decided to get together and write some music with a view to showcasing the different musical styling’s of Blackwax and Jeans Jazz vocals.
The result of that, the Brighter Days EP was born.
The Title track Brighter Days gives a nod back to the boogie sounds of the 80’s a big part of his youth and music still play in sets today. Strangely enough the title couldn’t have been more apt as I now play a regular party in Cambridge called Brighter Days, a total but pleasant coincidence.
Could this be the start is a mellow number inspired by the soulful crossover sound of dance music. Jean seemed a perfect fit with those wonderful soulful jazz tones.
I’ll Be With You is a percussion laden number again with a heavy Jazz influence, featuring Brian Keys Tharme who provides the lush strings and a mariba that sticks with you. The Jazz bass compliments Jeans vocals and adds to that Jazz sensibility.
This project was a joy to create and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did while making it.
Vocals – Jean Honeymoon
Produced, arranged and mixed by Steve Reed AKA Blackwax
Keys – Brian Tharme
Mastered by Stuart Kettridge at SE Studios