Maysa – Back 2 Love (2015) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Maysa – Back 2 Love (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:08 minutes | 580 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | Label:  Shanachie Entertainment

Grammy nominee Maysa holds unique status in the world of R&B/Jazz. Her incomparably lush, sensuous vocals have garnered her legions of loyal, loving fans. As featured vocalist of the UK super group Incognito, core member of Stevie Wonder’s Wonderlove and, of course, through her own al- bums and concerts, Maysa has long thrilled R&B and Jazz audiences. Back 2 Love is the most sensuous and heartfelt recording of her brilliant career. Teaming up with hit making producers JR Hutson (Jill Scott, Earth Wind And Fire), Stokely Williams (Mint Condition), Lorenzo Johnson (Ledisi) and her longtime collaborator Chris “Big Dog” Davis (Will Downing, Phil Perry, Kim Burrell, George Clinton), Maysa digs deep to deliver the soulful, jazz-inflected performances that have won her legions of dedicated fans. Special highlights include “Keep It Moving,” a vibey, funky duet with Mint Condition’s Stokely, “Heavenly Voices,” a deeply moving ballad reminiscent of Maysa’s recent hit “Inside My Dream,” “Last Chance For Love,” Maysa’s gorgeous collaboration with R&B icon Phil Perry and more brilliant Maysa originals.

Back 2 Love, Maysa’s eighth release for the Shanachie label, marks 20 years for the singer as a solo artist. She was as active as ever when the album was released, coming off her first Grammy nomination and gigs with Incognito and her own band. Once more, she works closely with fellow songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Chris “Big Dog” Davis, and J.R. Hutson (son of Chicago soul giant Leroy Hutson) also assists on a handful of cuts. Stokley Williams takes over as composer and producer on “Keep It Movin’,” a highlight on which the Mint Condition leader also plays everything and duets with Maysa. The song has the same traits — the brightness, that slight bounce and lilt — as Mint Condition’s best. Another guest appearance comes from labelmate Phil Perry, who joins in for “Last Chance for Love,” a sparkling slow jam. Back 2 Love works through a multitude of styles, from stomping house with pure disco-soul lineage (the title track and “Miracle”) to highly melodic retro-modern pop (“The Radio Played Our Song”), but the quality of the songs is consistent. Filled with typically refined adult contemporary R&B and some pleasant surprises, this is among Maysa’s most pleasing solo albums. –AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

1 Back 2 Love 04:29
2 Keep It Movin’ 04:18
3 Heavenly Voices 04:42
4 Miracle 04:15
5 Smilin’ 03:41
6 Go Away Little Boy 03:54
7 Tear It Up Tear It Down 04:18
8 Unforgettable 03:54
9 Last Chance For Love 04:40
10 The Radio Played Our Song 03:40
11 Beautiful Symphony 03:47
12 Back 2 Love (Remix) 04:30

Maysa Leak – Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Chris “Big Dog” Davis – Drums, Keyboard Programming, Mixing
William Fluka – Horn
Chris Herbert – Horn
Kris Jensen – Horn
Rohn Lawrence – Guitar
Phil Perry – Featured Artist, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Vincent Richardson – Vocals (Background)
Eric Rousseau – Synthesizer
Stokley – Featured Artist
Dawn Tallman – Vocals (Background)
Alvin White – Guitar
Joel Whitley -Guitar
Stokley Williams – Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals (Background)