Greg Dean – Unconditional Love
Dome CD 335
1. Unconditional Love (feat Chantae Cann and Jarrod Lawson)
2. Grass Ain’t Greener (feat Eric Roberson)
3. Pitter Patter (feat Carol Riddick)
4. Colours (feat Jarrod Lawson)
5. Like Rain (Intro)
6. Like Rain (feat Natalie Weiss and Amber Iman)
7. That Would Be All (feat Gordon Chambers)
8. Keep On Lovin’ You (feat Chester Gregory)
9. Denial (feat Mykal Kilgore)
10. Sacrificed Queen (feat Aaron Mcarcellus)
11. New York 6 Train (feat Chantae Cann)
A classy, sophisticated soul album from South African producer/songwriter Greg Dean, working with some outstanding US vocalists, among them rising soul jazz star Jarrod Lawson – Jazz FM’s Soul Artist of the Year – New Jersey’s Eric Roberson and in-demand Atlanta vocalist Chantae Cann, who has recently collaborated with Snarky Puppy.
Stand-out tracks include the catchy duet “Unconditional Love” with a classic feel and Chantae Cann and Jarrod Lawson trading sweet and powerful vocals, and Eric Roberson’s “Grass Ain’t Greener”, as well as the stunning ballad “That Would Be All” sung by noted New York singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers, and “Colours”, another exquisitely soulful cut featuring Lawson.
Among the impressive newer names are Broadway actor-singer Mykal Kilgore, who has recently appeared in “Motown The Musical”, with a vocal tour de force on “Denial”.
Now living in New York, Greg has produced and written for many major artists in South Africa and has released albums for Universal under the GB Collective identity. He is currently completing the writing of a stage musical, in collaboration with his brother Shaun and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, about the life of Nelson Mandela.