PROJECT GRAND SLAM’S TRIPPIN’ HITS #1 ON BILLBOARD
PGS COMPLETES A SPECTACULAR SUMMER SEASON INCLUDING PERFORMANCES AT SEVEN MUSIC FESTIVALS
NY– Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam (PGS), the celebrated Jazz Rock Fusion band with a twist of Classic Rock and Latin led by acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller, is pleased to announce that the band’s latest CD, Trippin’, recently attained the #1 spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.
The Billboard ranking is the icing on the cake for the band’s spectacular summer season, when they performed at seven music festivals – including U.S. festivals such as Jazz In The Park (AL), Rhythm & Rhymes (MI), and Jazz, Funk & Blues (CT), plus the band’s first two European festivals – Silda Jazz Festival (Norway) and Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia). A compilation video of PGS’s performance at the latter festival was just released on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Ol5derBg7Ow.
Trippin’, released on June 30th on Cakewalk Records (distributed by Sony/The Orchard), features 10 original songs by Robert plus his “reimagined” version of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain”. Original songs include the vocals “Lament”, “No No No”, “You Started Something” and “Everyone Swears”, and the instrumentals “1972”, “Country Drive”, “Ride ‘em High” and the title song.
Trippin’ has received absolutely stellar reviews, including:
– “Trippin’ promises to be one of the most talked about albums of 2018…I have no doubt that it’s going to be the biggest jazz release of the latter half of the 2010s.” (Skope Mag)
– “Trippin’ is already garnering enough praise to make it a major contender in the race for album of the year…this is unquestionably the band to watch as we enter the 2020s” (TheIndieSource.com)
– “A truly amazing album” with a “massive, bold and adventurous rock-soul-jazz fusion vibe.” (Jonathan Widran)
Similarly, the song “Lament” from Trippin’ has also received incredible reviews, including:
– “‘Lament’ isn’t a traditional love song in nature, but more of an elegy for love and the hearts that it victimizes indiscriminately. Nevertheless, this is one of the most infectious love songs I’ve heard in a long time.” (NoDepression.com)
“‘Lament’ is a brooding and reflective jazz ballad from the mind of Robert Miller and executed under the most precise, glowing production of 2018…There’s something really special about Trippin’ and ‘Lament’ in particular that sets this project apart from any of its major contemporaries in the jazz or pop music scenes.” (MobAngeles.com)
PGS’s reimagined version of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain” has been called “The best single that I’ve heard this year” (Skope Mag).
Says Robert: “Having the #1 album on Billboard, plus the overwhelmingly positive audience responses at all the festivals that we performed at this summer, has truly validated our band and the vision I have for our music”, adding: “We’ve headlined all around the world at this point, and performed before a variety of audiences from Jazz to Smooth Jazz to Rock, and in each case the audience has loved us, which is a total rush!”