Vassal Benford is a name that resonates with anyone who has ever listened to music. As a mega producer, Benford has worked with a galaxy of stars in various genres, with more than 57 platinum records to his credit. And now, he is making his way back to his roots, determined to conquer jazz just like everything else he’s conquered throughout his unparalleled multimedia career.
After releasing his debut single, “Melody Man,” Benford released his sophomore single, titled “Dedication Song,” off his upcoming album “Melody Man.” November was the month to watch out for, as Benford dropped a soulful and heartfelt experience that is available on all platforms. Based on his previous work, this current single, you can expect nothing less than a masterpiece that touches your heart and soul.
One of the unique allures of Benford’s music is that it is always invitingly familiar and infectious. He pours layers of cascading piano melodies amidst lavish guitar and keyboard harmonies and intricately textured percussion and rhythms, which blend together to create a magical experience.
The American Producer’s passion for jazz began at a young age when he wrote his first hit song, “Michelle,” for jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis at the age of sixteen. His second hit, with Ramsey Lewis and Nancy Wilson, went 27 weeks on the Jass Charts. The American Producer continued to write hit after hit, earning him a well-deserved title as the “Melody Man” while topping charts by producing many hits in multiple genres for several superstars such as Toni Braxton, Bobby Brown, Chante Moore, Deborah Cox, Diplo, Major Lazer, Bon Jovi, U2 and Aerosmith.
In recent years, Benford has been drawn back to his roots, jazz and instrumental R&B, sparking collaborations with Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown and eight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright. Both artists are among some of the luminaries who appear on Benford’s album.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that Vassal Benford’s upcoming album “Melody Man” will be a soulful journey that you wouldn’t want to miss. Make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for more singles when they drop on all major platforms.
Produced by Vassal Benford
Written by Vassal Benford and Byron Stansfield
Additional Production by Jon Ney
Mixed by Greg Manning
Published by: TBC Publishing
Video by: The Ponder Media Group
Directed by: Ron Ponder II
Edited by: Dexter Ponder & Ron Ponder II
© The Benford Jazz Label
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