Stream'n Love: Stream'n Love (CD)
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Stream'n Love: Stream'n Love (CD)

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Stream’n Love Notes:

Michael J. Thomas is a man of many talents. He composes, arranges, performs, and improvises. Above all, he connects. And by that I mean he radiates the music that he hears in his heart to his audiences, who have come to know this maestro for his compelling and emotionally-charged performances. When Thomas embarked upon creating Stream’n Love his goal was to “reconnect with the audience,” as he puts it. Growing up, he admired artists such as Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills and Nash because they sang about love without compunction. That Michael wanted to create an EP with love as the guiding motif is certainly laudable. We need more heart and welcoming spirit in the world.

What makes this production particularly noteworthy is Thomas’ first-class execution on every song. The first piece, “I’ll Never Love Again” is a cover of the Lady Gaga collaboration. Thomas breathes new life into this rendition with his soaring and warm saxophone. The guitar accompaniment of Chris Blackwell and sound design by Trammell Starks are highlights of this song and throughout the album. “Sippin The Yak” and “Limit the Goof” demonstrate Thomas’ prowess as a writer who composed these pieces with Starks. These feel-good numbers feature deep grooves, and Thomas’ performances are the definition of sincere – his heart on his sleeve and through his horn. The title track “Stream’n Love” is indeed an enveloping ballad. “We wanted the title to convey a stream of love to the listener.” The EP also features the cover “Only Love” (instrumental and vocal editions), this time rendered beautifully by Thomas and his talented team. Thomas wanted to spread more love in this world. His work is empathetic and ebullient. And yes, full of love.

--Kabir Sehgal

Album Credits:

  1. I’ll Never Love Again  Written by By Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga), Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, and Aaron Raitiere Copyright BMG Gold Songs o/b/o Rezonate Music, BMG Gold Songs, BMG Gold Songs o/b/o Birb Music, and Warner Olive Music LLC Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Michael J Thomas: Soprano Saxophone Trammell Starks: Keys, Synths, Strings, Bass, and Percussion Chris Blackwell: Guitars Louis K Newsom: Drums Recorded and mixed by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

  2. Sippin The Yak
    Published by HARBOR BREEZE MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY (BMI) / SAN TON FINN MUSIC (BMI). Written by Michael J Thomas and Trammell Starks.

Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Michael J Thomas: Soprano Saxophone Trammell Starks: Keys, Synths, Strings, and Percussion Sam Sims: Bass Guitar Louis K Newsom: Drums Recorded and mixed by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

  1. Limit the Goof Published by HARBOR BREEZE MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY (BMI) / SAN TON FINN MUSIC (BMI). Written by Michael J Thomas and Trammell Starks.

Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Michael J Thomas: Tenor Saxophone Horn Arrangements: Trammell Starks and Michael J Thomas Horn Section: Kevin Hyde – Trombone, Sam Skelton – Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Rob Opitz – Trumpet & Flugelhorn Trammell Starks: Keys, Synths, Strings, and Percussion Sam Sims: Bass Guitar Louis K Newsom: Drums Recorded and mixed by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

  1. Stream’n Love Published by HARBOR BREEZE MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY (BMI) / SAN TON FINN MUSIC (BMI). Written by Michael J Thomas and Trammell Starks.

Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Michael J Thomas: Soprano Saxophone Trammell Starks: Keys, Synths, Strings, and Percussion Sam Sims: Bass Guitar Louis K Newsom: Drums Recorded and mixed by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

  1. Only Love (Instrumental) Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. / Canal Music Publishing BV /Meryl Levy Enterprises (BMI) // Songs of Universal, Inc./ Skulltown Sounds (BMI) // Universal Music Corp/ Happy Rock Publishing (ASCAP). Written by Jordan Smith, Blair Daly, and Sam Ellis

Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Michael J Thomas: Soprano Saxophone Backing Vocals: Chantae Cann Trammell Starks: Keys, Synths, Strings, and Percussion Sam Sims: Bass Guitar Louis K Newsom: Drums Recorded and mixed by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

BONUS TRACK: 6. Only Love (Vocal) Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. / Canal Music Publishing BV /Meryl Levy Enterprises (BMI) // Songs of Universal, Inc./ Skulltown Sounds (BMI) // Universal Music Corp/ Happy Rock Publishing (ASCAP). Written by Jordan Smith, Blair Daly, and Sam Ellis

Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Michael J Thomas: Lead Vocal and Soprano Saxophone Backing Vocals: Chantae Cann Trammell Starks: Keys, Synths, Strings, and Percussion Sam Sims: Bass Guitar Louis K Newsom: Drums Recorded and mixed by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Michael J Thomas Produced by Trammell Starks, Carl Griffin, and Michael J Thomas Engineered by Trammell Starks at Studiomagic – Atlanta

MASTERED BY Rueben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering - Los Angeles, CA

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mil Cannon of Momentus Marketing

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