Carol's latest single, "Femme Flight" is flying up the charts. This is 3rd week on Billboard as well as other charts. See below
Permission to Repost: 1/3/2019
One of contemporary jazz’s true breakaway artists of 2018 with three consecutive Billboard charting hits, keyboardist/composer Carol Albert keeps the momentum flowing with her new single, Femme Flight.
A bright and high spirited, Brazilian-tinged celebration of creative freedom, the track features Carol on piano and wordless vocals in an ensemble featuring two of the genre’s most acclaimed emerging female artists, flutist Ragan Whiteside and saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova. “Femme Flight” is produced, written and arranged by Carol Albert, and mixed by Paul Brown.
“It’s been very rewarding to see how my new music has resonated with people, and the radio airplay and appreciation from listeners are a wonderful confirmation that I’m on a strong creative path and achieving my goals on this very personal quest” – Carol Albert
Listen to Femme Flight on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).
A Jazzy upbeat Brazilian-tinged high-spirited Carol Albert Composition & Piano Performance w/featured Ragan Whiteside on Flute and Magdalena Chovancova on Saxophone
A bright and high spirited, Brazilian-tinged celebration of creative freedom, the track features Carol on piano and wordless vocals in an ensemble featuring two of the genre’s most acclaimed emerging female artists, flutist Ragan Whiteside and saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova from the chart-topping German band Threestyle. Produced, written and arranged by Carol and mixed by Paul Brown, the track features the dynamic rhythm section of Nathaniel Kearney (Bass) , drummer Jay Williams and Curtis McCain (Percussion).
Carol’s most recent chart success was “Chasing Waterfalls,” which stayed on the Billboard National Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and Smooth Jazz Songs chart for 10 weeks, peaking at #15. It also was #1 on Groove Jazz for two weeks, reached #4 on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 and also reached the Top 20 on the SmoothJazz.com chart. Her previous single, the title track to her album Fly Away Butterfly, stayed on the Billboard charts for 18 weeks, peaking at #5. The collection’s first single “One Way,” reached the Top 30 on the Billboard charts
"A versatile Emmy nominated musician, composer and educator, Carol emerged from a period of successful new age recordings to become one of the most exciting new artists on the Billboard airplay charts with a whole new approach fusing colorful melodies, exciting grooves and world rhythms, gorgeous wordless vocals and Latin/Brazilian leanings. Her extraordinary new track “Femme Flight” is the perfect follow-up to the optimism, vibe and vibrancy of her songs on Fly Away Butterfly. It has all the elements of a sure-fire breakaway hit – an infectious melody, explosive Brazilian-flavored rhythms, a sparkling lead piano melody, graceful wordless vocals - and exciting guest performances by two other fast emerging female artists in the genre, Ragan Whiteside and Magdalena Chovancova that combine with Carol’s magic touch to create a truly inspiring ensemble.” Jonathan Widran, Jazziz Magazine, The JW Vibe
Piano, Vocals: Carol Albert
Flute: Ragan Whiteside
Saxophone: Magdalena Chovancova
Bass: Nathaniel Kearney
Drums: Jay Williams
Percussion: Curtis McCain
Produced, Written, Arranged: Carol Albert
Mixed: Paul Brown, The Funky Joint, CA
Mastering: Sienna Digital, CA
Engineering Piano Recording: Thom (TK) Kidd, Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
Engineering Vocals & Flute: Dennis Johnson, The Uppa Room South, GA
Engineering MIDI programming: Carol Albert, Carol Albert Music, GA
Photography: Mil cannon
Album Design: Darren English
Gorov Music Marketing (Radio Promotion)
2018 New Music Spotlight featuring Smooth Jazz Artist Carol Albert. Help celebrate a great with Carol by buying/streaming her Christmas Album, "Christmas Mystique". Featuring the voice-over by Allan Kepler.
Billboard has named Carol's "Fly Away Butterfly" song #37 on their Year-End-Smooth-Jazz-Songs Chart. If you haven't purchased "Fly Away Butterfly", now is the perfect time to do so from the Official Carol Albert Store.
Carol had 2 songs, "Chasing Waterfalls" at #19 and “Fly Away Butterfly” at #37 in the Groove Jazz Top 100 of 2018
Listen to Carol Albert's Interview and music on Jazz On Ice. The Interview starts at: 28:18. You can listen below or go directly to this page on SoundCloud