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A Way of Speaking

by Smooth Operation Project

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Cumulus Funk 05:30
Now or Never 04:54
Perfect 10 04:33


Groove-heavy jazz, smooth jazz, funk and R & B.


released June 21, 2018


Steve Banks: Drums and Percussion [All tracks]
Bernard Jackson: Vocals [Tracks 2,4 & 5] & Percussion [Track 1]
Ovaciir: Keys [Tracks 1,2,4, & 5]
Daniel Peter: Guitar [Tracks 2,4, & 5]
Nick Calandro: Bass [Tracks 2,4, & 5]
Matt Dufresne: Sax [Tracks 2,4, & 5]
Patrick Whitehead: Keys [Track 3] & Clavinet [Track 1]
Herb McGowan: Acoustic Guitar [Track 1] & Electric Guitar [Track 3]
Brett Cimbalik: Electric Guitar [Track 1] & Bass [Track 3]

Recorded by Dave Kinder at Paradise Recording Studios
Additional Parts recorded by Brett Cimbalik
Mastered by Justin at Trakworx


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Smooth Operation Project Flint, Michigan

For over half a decade the Detroit jazz scene has been putting on Smooth Operation like a silken robe. Night after night its multifaceted instrumentalists step out into the purple spotlight to create a groove that ripples through the crowd, forcing them to move to the rhythm. By fusing Detroit's Jazz-Funk heritage with Chicago Step, the band achieves something uniquely smooth. ... more

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