“Bridge” Contemporary Jazz Piano Album Available Now
Gabe Katona announces the release of his exciting new contemporary jazz piano album, “Bridge”! “Bridge” transports the listener with 14 breezy, feel-good tracks that highlight smooth grooves, sophisticated arrangements and upbeat melodies. Gabe’s original contemporary jazz compositions embody his soulful approach to melody and rhythm. He highlights his compositions with his touch on the HammondB3 organ, the Wurlitzer and the Rhodes electric pianos, the clavinet and the saxophone. Gabe rounds out his music with use of unique orchestration and rhythms adding to the intrigue of his compositions.
The single “Monte Carlo” immediately intrigues the listener with keyboard effects punctuated by a grooving bass beat leading into Gabe’s rhythmic acoustic piano melody. The allure of the tune builds through shifts between a half-time syncopated feel interspersed with a string section and Gabe’s grooving rhythmic solos on acoustic piano and on Rhodes electric piano. Gabe’s keyboard artistry and savory arrangements make Monte Carlo a sophisticated, soulful, smooth groove track that will lift anyone’s spirit!
Gabe’s contemporary jazz solo adventure, “Bridge”, melds together his experiences as a songwriter, composer, session musician, producer and as a member of legendary music groups. He toured and recorded his keyboard work on four of Rick Springfield’s platinum albums and the gold single, “Jessie’s Girl”. As a member of Rare Earth, he co-wrote two of their Billboard charting songs, recorded and toured. He was regularly called to play keys in LA music sessions, including for artists such as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Temptations, Jackson 5 and Richie Furay and for legendary artists Redbone, Player, Climax Blues Band and Motown artists. Gabe played keyboards and saxophone for three years with Starship as they performed across the U.S, Canada and Japan. He performed on some of Starship’s recordings from live concerts and appeared in some of the videos. Gabe’s diverse career crosses a variety of genres in his work with many other artists, film and television projects. As a solo artist, Gabe was inspired to blend his jazz, R&B and rock experiences and influences to create his melodic and soulful contemporary jazz album “Bridge”. Digital formats are available now at WWW.GABEKATONAMUSIC.COM, Apple iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Music, iHeartRadio, and Spotify. CD format is available at WWW.GABEKATONAMUSIC.COM.