Place in the Sun (single)
2023 / MMG Records
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Place in the Sun" is a single release from Todd Mosby's upcoming Land of Enchantment album, a musical exploration of the visual, emotional, and spiritual interactions Mosby experiences within the borders of New Mexico. "Place in the Sun" also pays homage to Tom Scott's 1975 album, Tom Cat, an early inspiration. This is the second single from the album that I've reviewed, following "Georgia's World," and I'm really excited to hear the full album! Other than saying that "Place in the Sun" is a jazz piece, which is actually a very broad statement, it really defies genre boundaries - something I always really appreciate! It features Mosby on guitar along with drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, saxophone/aerophone Tom Scott, bassist Rhonda Smith, keyboard/synth Dapo Torimiro, vocalist Laura Vall, two-time Grammy winning producer Jeff Weber, and Emmy and Grammy-winning engineer Clark Germain. The vocals are without lyrics, harkening back to jazz recordings from about fifty years ago. The rhythmic drive behind this energetic track is a funk and Motown-like groove that never lets up. Bright and sunny with a great big grin, this is good-time music at its best!
"Place in the Sun" is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, and streaming sites including Spotify. Both thumbs up!
May 9, 2023