Friday, May 13, 2016

Composer and musician Antonio Underwood releases new LP 'Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum'

The composer, producer and musician known as Antonio Underwood has released his latest LP album, “Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum.” The full-length album contains 12 tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published on the Tone East Music LLC independent record label outside the control of the corporate music industry. Sonorous, textured, highly imaginative and marked by excellent performances and studio production, “Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum” is the latest evidence that Antonio Underwood is an important name in the 21st century music scene.

Underwood cites as main artistic influences McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Charles Mingus. As one might expect from such a distinguished roster, his own music tends toward the jazz category. “Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum” is unique enough to belong to several genres, however.

The album is spacious, ambient and evocative, thought-provoking and based on prominent bass and a variety of strong back beats. Vocals are elegant, floating above Underwood's currents of instrumentation, while brass lines come in and out with casual precision and intuitive phrasing.

In addition to the considerable talents of Antonio Underwood, himself, “Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum” also features performances by young trumpeter Bassell Atum and R&B vocalist Kenya.

Antonio Underwood's music career began at the Ebenezer community church in Englewood, New Jersey. Having since taken up residence in Martinsburg, West Virginia, he is currently lending his expertise to help develop a new jazz program in Novi Sad, Serbia, as a Fulbright Scholar.

“Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum” represents Underwood's ninth official album release, his previous records including “Tone Poem VI: Wondering Places,” (2015) “Tone Poems V: Children of Light, 'On a Tuesday'” (2014), “Tone Poems IV: Children of Light, A Tuba Sonate” (2014) “Tone Poems III: 'Synergy' (2013) “Tone Poems II: 'An American Symphony #1'” (2012) “Tone Poems I: 'And Your Tuba Too, Tony!'” (2011) “They Call Him…Antonio” (2009) and “Tuba Mirum” (2007).

“Tone Poem VII: 3rd Eye Continuum” by Antonio Underwood is available at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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