SounDoctrine releases single


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Regional contemporary jazz ensemble SounDoctrine has released a new single, “Stop On By,” that pays tribute to the late soul singer Bobby Womack.

The song features guitar and vocal work by smooth-jazz artist Eric Tyus, a Spartanburg, S.C., musician the band has yet to formally meet. Utilizing the Internet, SounDoctrine built the song around Tyus’ preexisting tracks.

“SounDoctrine is always experimenting,” said Jere B, drummer and producer. “We’d never released a studio cover before, and through an introductory phone conversation discovered not only was Eric a brilliant player, but had recorded this great track. Once we obtained the license, we set about building a relationship through Skype and Face Time and created a unique version of an already very popular song.”

Tyus has opened for several top R&B bands, including SOS Band, Atlantic Star, Regina Bell, Midnight Star, Ohio Players, Tony, Toni, Tone, and Ginuwine. He also has performed with noteworthy jazz artists Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderly, Clark Terry, Fred Wesley and Frank Foster, and gospel artists Dwayne Woods, Vickie Winans, Jonathan Nelson and CoCo McMillan.

“Stop On By,” written and recorded by Bobby Womack, originally was released in 1974 and has been covered by many artists, most notably Chaka Khan. The digital single can be purchased from SounDoctrine.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and other online retailers.

The single will be included on SounDoctrine’s next album, “Source,” which will be available this summer.

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