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Cecil Ramirez is an independent contemporary jazz artist, jazz pianist and composer from Sacramento, California, USA. His piano playing style has been compared to Brian Culbertson, Brian Simpson, Jeff Lorber, and Gregg Karukas. His current CD Talk To The Hand is available for purchase on CD Baby; album and single downloads are available on iTunes (USA, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, UK/European Union, Japan and Mexico), on AmazonMP3.com, and Rhapsody
About The CD
Talk To The Hand is a smooth blend of danceable rhythms, emotional ballads, and smooth R&B grooves. The CD reflects contemporary jazz, R&B, latin and Brazilian influences that features Cecil's playing, writing, and arranging skills. The album features four of Cecil's original songs including "Sunflowers", the romantic ballad written for Cecil's wife, Karen, that ranked #1 on Broadjam's Contemporary Jazz charts for 4 consecutive months. Also featured are all-new arrangements of the 1980's El DeBarge hit "Someone", the Roberta Flack classic "Feel Like Making Love", the sultry Spyro Gyra ballad "Autumn of Our Love", the slamming Everette Harp groove "Kisses Don't Lie", and the funky hit "Do You Really Love Me?" by Cecil's good friend and smooth jazz hero, Brian Culbertson.
Talk To The Hand was recorded in Sacramento, CA with location recordings in southern California and central Michigan. The album showcases the talents of veteran guitarists Ramon Stagnaro (Yanni, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli) and Bruce Kaldor.
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