Colored People® Network Presents... Hulon
Hulon released his debut release, First Impressions, via Premier Musique Group (owned by his son, Hulon E. Crayton II) in 2010.
Hulon Crayton - Smooth Jazz Tenor Sax
His first album, First Impressions, peaked at #25 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart in April 2010. First Impressions was produced by noted smooth jazz artist Jeff Kashiwa and included eight original songs co-written by Kashiwa and Hulon, and also features a cover of the song "The Cisco Kid" by the band, War.
The song "Sax on the Beach," served as the album's first single and reached #16 on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Indie Chart and was featured on the noted jazz website AllAboutJazz.com, in addition to receiving national and international airplay at terrestrial and online radio. The song "Dr. Goodfoot" served as the album's second single.
Hulon has once again collaborated with mentor, composer, producer and fellow saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa who is world renowned for his years with The Rippingtons.
The new 11 track set released February 7, 2012 includes a vocal and instrumental version of the 1977 Heatwave classic "Always and Forever" and eight originals penned by Kashiwa which play to Hulon's strengths as a soulful balladeer and a smooth R&B/Funk performer.
Some of our favorites are "You are Beautiful", "Speak Easy" and the featured radio single, "Do You Feel Me" to name a few. Kashiwa again brought in some of contemporary Jazz's most powerful and dynamic players to take Hulon's new musical collection to the next level including drummer Dave Hooper, guitarist Allen Hinds, bass player Melvin Davis and keyboardist Bill Heller, all of whom played key roles on Hulon's first release.
In addition to his jazz career, Hulon is also a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist. Hulon runs The Arthritis and Infusion Center, a successful medical practice that specializes in the treatment of Rheumatological diseases and disorders as well as sports-related injuries. Hulon.com
"My time in the office is devoted to physical healing. But when I’m recording or playing live onstage, that’s when the spiritual healing begins... Hulon"
Hulon's second release is hitting the scene in February and he will be with us to talk about his career and his many projects.
Click here to Join us February 26, 2012 at 5:30p Central / 6:30p Eastern and meet Hulon Crayton!
This show will be co-hosted by Chuk Barber. In 1997, Chukinho as he is known by close friends, was called up to the “Big Leagues” to play alongside his musical heroes and is now a member of the 70’s and 80’s Funk/Soul Group WAR now called "The Original Lowriders". He is also a first time author and has written a wonderful story of strength and determination, entitled “Dear Xango.” I really appreciate him for his work at his Capoeira school "Criancas de Zumbi".
Photo: Chuk Barber - The Original Lowriders AKA WAR
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