In December 2016, the talented artist Habaka, the daughter of the legendary saxophonist Melvin Jackson, known for his association with B.B. King, unveiled a profoundly inspiring musical endeavor. This lovingly titled “Heritage Blue” album is a heartfelt homage to her family’s rich lineage of singers, dancers, and musicians. Produced by Habaka herself, this remarkable piece of art was brought to life under the banner of Husky Tone Records. It features an ensemble of exceptional musicians, including the stellar performances of James Boogaloo Bolden (formerly B.B. King’s trumpet bandleader), Eric Demmer on sax (formerly with Gatemouth Brown), and James Lamar Boulet on trumpet.
“Heritage Blue” is more than just an album; it’s a tour de force collection that seamlessly weaves the timeless genres of Blues and Jazz. Habaka’s unique touch, aptly referred to as “Habaka Style,” reinvents age-old classics from yesterday, ushering them into the 21st century. Habaka invites her listeners on a musical odyssey with her brilliant release, traversing the evocative landscapes of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Funk. This journey takes you through a spectrum of emotions, from pleasure to pain and everywhere in between.
In this album, you’ll find the quintessential essence of musical heritage, a tribute to the roots that have nurtured and shaped Habaka’s exceptional talent. It’s a testament to the enduring legacy of her family and the influence of greats like B.B. King. “Heritage Blue” is more than just music; it’s a heartfelt narrative that invites you to connect with the rich tapestry of musical history.
Experience the magic of “Heritage Blue” by Habaka and let her transport you through time and emotion with her soul-stirring melodies. This album is a masterpiece that stands as a testament to the power of music to bridge generations and capture the essence of our musical heritage.
“Heritage Blue” is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the artistry of Blues and Jazz. Habaka’s remarkable tribute to her family’s musical legacy is a timeless masterpiece that deserves a special place in your music collection.
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