Singer, Songwriter, Author, and Entrepreneur are just some of the words that can be used to describe Chinua Hawk. Chinua (pronounced: Shin-Wa) has worked with Wyclef Jean, and Kanye West and his debut CD release for Blue Canoe Records illustrates just what a dynamic recording artist Mr. Hawk is.
Produced by Chinua Hawk & Joseph Patrick Moore
Tennesse-born jazz trumpeter Thomas Heflin delivers a remarkable new collection of songs, titled, “Morning Star”. This dynamic modern jazz, R&B, CrossOver album features eleven original compositions and one cover song by the late great James Williams.
Thomas Heflin is a virtuosic trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator and all of his talents are on full display with his latest release. Jazz and music fans will welcome this creative output from the bright star of Mr. Heflin.
Piano | Composer | Arranger: Hiroe Sekine
Soprano Sax, Flute: Bob Sheppard
Guitar: Larry Koonse
Bass, Vocals (track 6): Abraham Laboriel
Bass (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8): Michael Valerio
Drums, Percussion (tracks 3, 4, 5, 6): Akira Jimbo
Akira appears courtesy of King Records
Drums (tracks 1, 2, 7, 8): Jamey Tate
Vibraphone: Chase Jackson
Violins, Viola: Charlie BisharetCello: Cameron Stone
Cello: Jacob Braun
Executive Producer, Photographer: Masakazu Sekine
Producer: Russell Ferrante
Recording Engineer (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6): Eric Astor c/o The Hideaway, Chatsworth, CA
Recording Engineer (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8): Talley Sherwood c/o Tritone Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Mixing & Mastering: Rich Breen c/o Dogmatic Sound