Mesmerized is the first album from the northern soul band, Philly Nouveau. Now in a staggered release, Mesmerized features a re-make of the J's hit, "When Did You Stop" and several new songs. Featuring brilliant performances by an all-star band of veteran studio musicians, including saxophone Carl Cox (Gerald Veasley, Jay Z, The Roots). Guitarist, Allan Slutsky (aka Dr. Licks; Chaka Khan, the Funk Brox.) and percussionist, Doc Gibbs (Al Jarreau, Grover Washington, Jr.) round out the band.
Produced, Arranged and Conducted by Louis deLise (Patti LaBelle, Wm. DeVaughn).
Published by Bocage Music Publishing, LLC (ASCAP), www.bocagemusic.com
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Louis deLise, Keyboards, drums, percussion, arrangements and production (Recordings and arrangements for Patti LeBelle, William DeVaughn, Halestorm, Peter Nero, Bunny Sigler)
Allan Slutsky, Guitar and Mandolin, (Grammy® Award winner, also known as, Dr. Licks; recording and touring with Chaka Khan, and The Funk Brothers)
Doc Gibbs, Percussion, (Recordings and tours with Al Jarreau, Grover Washington, Jr. Erykah Badu, Bob James, Whitney Houston, and was Music Director for Emeril Live television series)
Steven Beskrone, Double bass and Electric bass (Recorded and toured with Horace Silver, Ray Charles, Tom Scott and Pat Martino)
Carl Cox, Saxophone, (Performances with: Gerald Veasley, JayZ, Jeff Lorber, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, and The Roots)
Larry McKenna, Saxophone (Performances and recordings with Tony Bennett, Clark Terry, Frank Sinatra, and Buddy DeFranco)
Kenneth Brader, Trumpet, (Performances with Phil Woods, Chuck Mangione and Peter Nero)
Cristina Joy, Vocals
Lyz King, Vocals
Kristin Grassi, Vocals