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Skinny Hightower — Retrospect

September 3, 2018

Sept. 3, 2018

Obviously a highly prolific songwriter/producer, keyboardist Skinny Hightower is constantly proving his musical prowess on the c-jazz scene as he’s released three albums within a year of each other, almost unheard of by today’s standards. Each release has been of high caliber and bears its own distinct identity. Believe it or not, not many go to any significant lengths to demonstrate their ability to achieve this – and certainly not many of the newer artists. This latest, Retrospect, is living, breathing proof that Hightower has that “it” factor. Read More

Skinny Hightower — Emotions

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

On the heels of a well-produced classy & funky debut release just last year, pianist/composer/producer Skinny Hightower returns intent on establishing his very distinct brand with his new release Emotions, a confident, full-bodied release with that inherent funk element proudly on display.

With a decidedly boogie soul embedded in his competent jazzy style, Hightower shows here, as he did on his previous release Cloud Nine, that he fully knows and understands the intangible mechanics of reaching that soul that’s burning for melody, funk, and sophistication all wrapped neatly in a suave package that speaks to the groove and the heart simultaneously. Read More