Newporter Jazz Review: Ragan Whiteside’s collection ‘Evolve’ is a fun journey back in time
BY ROBERT CUNNINGHAM
NEWPORTER JAZZ / EXAMINER.COM
September 13, 2012
Listening to the ‘Evolve’ collection by Ragan Whiteside, one conjures an image of a newly discovered vinyl album locked away in a time capsule, being listened to for the first time since the 1970’s. Ragan Whiteside’s newest collection, ‘Evolve’ is that breezy feel good, feel free 1970’s style of fusion, jazz and funk music that mixes it up with modern day style neo soul and adult contemporary. Several songs from Ragan Whiteside are reminiscent to the 1970’s musicians such as Bobbi Humphrey, and modern contemporary musicians such as Jane Bunnett.
The music from ‘Evolve’ showcases masterfully Ragan Whiteside on flute and vocals. Several well known artists make the collection ‘Evolve’ an instant must have album. Bob Baldwin contributes to the song ‘Feelin Free.’ Chieli Minucci lends his talents in the song and first song release from ‘Evolve’ collection, ‘Off Kilter.’ ‘On the Dance Floor’ features Porter Carroll Jr., and ‘Until Next Time,’ has contributions from Marion Meadows.
Ragan Whiteside’s collection ‘Evolve’ is a fun journey back in time
Video: Ragan Whiteside’s collection ‘Evolve’ is a fun journey back in time
Enjoy the video ‘Feelin Free’ on Ragan Whiteside’s video jukebox page at NewporterJazz. Enjoy great songs from Ragan Whiteside’s newest collection ‘Evolve’ on great jazz stations such as NewporterJazz. When searching for epoch timeless fusion jazz and funk music and new modern neo soul, ‘Evolve’ presents the best of all worlds. ‘Evolve’ is destined to be an instant ageless classic and a must have compilation.
About Robert Cunningham
Robert Cunningham is program director for online radio station NewporterJazz, based near Lexington, Kentucky. NewporterJazz plays smooth jazz, r&b and soft hits from artists all over the world. Many of the new music played on NewporterJazz comes from independent artists. Contact Robert Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org