Wednesday, June 07, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Tim Heintz

Artist:Tim Heintz
Album:Searching The Heart

Smooth jazz fans will want to check out the handful of albums released by pianist Tim Heintz in the 80s. He's still around mostly as a sideman, session musician and film composer. Heintz' parents were missionaries so as a child he lived all over the world. And his church upbringing brought him to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) in the mid-80s with artists like Bryan Duncan. He was also a member of the R&B group General Kane who released a couple of albums on Motown. When they split up, Heintz signed with the jazz label TBA and he released three albums on that label and then two more on other labels. Someone is from his second album Searching The Heart released in 1988. Someone was recorded by El Debarge in 1986 and it was written by veteran session guitarist Jay Graydon. Musicians are Paul Russo on alto sax, Eric Marienthal on soprano sax, Terence Elliott on guitar, James Jamerson Jr. on bass and Alvino Bennett on drums. This album is available as a digital download and I recommend it to smooth jazz fans. Heintz hasn't released an album since 1992. But he's still a very busy guy. He has toured with Chaka Khan, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs and John Tesh. He has also worked in films like One Hour Photo and TV shows like Sister, Sister. And he continues to play sessions. He's worked a lot with John Tesh over the years he seems to still be popular with CCM artists. Here's a video for Someone by Tim Heintz.

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