Returning to the pure Smooth jazz vibe of his best-selling first album, saxophonist Steve Cole returns with NY LA. Soulfully rooted in richly textured R&B grooves, Cole has earned three US #1 smooth jazz hits from his first two albums. This third album is again co-produced by smooth jazz chart-topping Brian Culbertson – one of the genre’s funkiest and bluesiest writers and instrumentalists.
Chicagoan Cole began his career by gigging on the local scene as well as composing and performing with keyboardists Bob Mamet and Culbertson. His solo debut, 1998’s Stay Awhile was a sensation featuring NAC hits such as ‘When I Think Of You’ and ‘Say It Again’. 2000’s Between Us boasted the US Smooth Jazz #1 ‘Got It Goin’ On’. He has also performed and recorded with Rick Braun, Peter White, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton and Jeff Lorber.