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Published:May 13th, 2009 18:43 EST
SOPs Battle of the Bands Featuring Jimmy Sommers with "Fever"

SOPs Battle of the Bands Featuring Jimmy Sommers with "Fever"

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

S*xy sax man Jimmy Sommers is proud to announce the release of his new CD, Time Stands Still, on May 26th.

Time Stands Still is a luscious reflection on 14 of the most mesmerizing melodies of all time. Sommers was inspired to embark upon this sentimental journey after completing his 2004 Christmas album, A Holiday Wish. What made doing that album so special,  Sommers shares, was doing songs people already knew and loved.  This dreamy disc stretches from standards such as Georgia On My Mind  (in memory of The Genius  Ray Charles), Besame Mucho  and a bossa nova take on Fly Me to the Moon  to more modern gems such as You Are So Beautiful  (dedicated to its late composer Billy Preston), Norah Jones` Grammy-winning Don`t Know Why  (buoyed by piano and harmonica) and Carlos Santana`s burning bolero Europa,  which Sommers masterfully reworked into a modern alternative from the classic `70s recording by Gato Barbieri.
 
All of the music was arranged by Hollywood jazz and session veteran Bill Cunliffe and highlighted by three guest vocalists: soul-pop crooner Eric Bene`t (singing the Judy Garland signature Somewhere Over the Rainbow ), traditional pop veteran Gloria Loring (mother of recent chart-topper Robin Thicke who graces the s*xy Peggy Lee fire-starter Fever ) and newcomer Dena Deadly (a singer Sommers discovered on all-powerful MySpace who sings the Etta James chestnut At Last ).