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The Baylor Project (The Journey)

by Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

2X GRAMMY® NOMINATED

*BEST VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM

*Best TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
"Laugh And Move On"

Personnel
Jean Baylor – All vocals, handclaps
Marcus Baylor – All drums, handclaps
Shedrick Mitchell – piano, organ (1, 2, 3, 10)
Allyn Johnson – piano (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
David "DJ" Ginyard – electric bass (1, 2)
Chris Smith – upright bass (3, 10)
Dezron Douglas – upright bass (4, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Corcoran Holt – upright bass (5)
Marvin Sewell – guitar (3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Rayfield “Ray Ray” Holloman – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar (1, 10)
Bob Mintzer – tenor saxophone (2)
Keith Loftis – tenor saxophone (4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet, flugelhorn (1, 3)
Keyon Harrold – trumpet (6)
Stafford Hunter – trombone (6)
Aaron Draper – percussion, handclaps (1)
Pablo Batista – percussion, handclaps
(2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Nicole Neely – live strings & arrangement (6)
Brandee Younger- harp (7)

Executive Producer: The Baylors
Producers: Marcus and Jean Baylor, “The Baylors”
Mixed & Mastered by Rich Breen
Liner Notes- Dennis Norris II
Graphic Design- Cherise N. Brock
Photography- Deneka Peniston

A husband. A wife. An astonishing debut. The Baylor Project featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor highly anticipated collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean's musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark. Their debut CD "The Journey", released on their own label, Be A Light, topped Billboard Jazz Charts at #8, and debuted #1 on iTunes Jazz Charts solidifying The Baylor Project as an undeniable force. As you listen to “The Baylor Project,” you will be taken on an eclectic musical journey that showcases as much versatility as it does virtuosity.

"The Journey" - Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, Marcus and Jean Baylor’s highly anticipated collaboration showcases the grace and glory, versatility and virtuosity of a truly extraordinary musical union. With “The Journey,” The Baylor Project delivers a dynamic collection of original compositions, newly arranged standards and reimagined hymns that captivate audiences and packed houses alike. “We want to inspire, foster hope and ultimately, bridge the gap between generations in our culture,” says Marcus and Jean. The Baylor Project does just that. "The Journey” pays homage to their wide-ranging musical influences, and in so doing; they generate an eclectic sound whose overall effect is spiritual, buoyant, and feel good music. "The Baylor Project"

Married musicians vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor have created a captivating “project” that meets at the 3-way intersection of Jazz, Gospel and Legacy. Brimming with aural snapshots of their individual roots and the sacred space where they come together, it is a very unique album that soothes the soul... -Urban Music Scene (by A. Scott Galloway)