Marcus Johnson – FLO Series Includes Acid Jazzy Chill, Romance, and Standards

Marcus Johnson is presenting three new recordings under the brand FLO – For the Love Of.

FLO: Standards covers classics like “On Green Dolphin Street,” “Body and Soul,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “Goodbye Port Pie Hat” and features Johnson, Bobby Lyle, Michael Price, and drummer Lenny Robinson.

Like FLO: Standards, the title of FLO: Romance speaks for itself. It includes a number of Johnson compositions and performances by Johnson and vocal stylings of Frank McComb, Keith Ailer, Alyson Williams, Stoney Ellis, and YahZarah.

The subtitle for FLO: Chill is “lounge vibes and dance grooves with the right touch of jazz.” That got my attention. Johnson adds electronica elements to his music creating some interesting sounds. Some of it falls in the acid jazz category. I’ve already added “Another Planet” to the ContemporaryJazz.com Radio playlist and it won’t be the last cut I pull from this release.

Get more information on the FLO recordings on MySpace. Discs are available only at Circuit City but you can sample and buy digital versions at iTunes:

FLO: Chill | FLO: Romance | FLO: Standards

New Marcus Johnson Recording Helps YMCA

Marcus Johnson is donating proceeds from his new live CD, In Concert for a Cause to the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. “I believe in supporting organizations that go beyond providing programs and services to the community,” says Johnson. “The YMCA builds community and fosters growth and development for all children and their families.” One dollar of each CD sold will be donated to the YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign also known as “Building Bridges.” In Concert for a Cause is a compilation of Johnson’s live performances at local venues in DC, Maryland and Virginia and is available now.