Player A is a contemporary jazz group that features some of the top studio session players in the Nashville, TN area. Certainly known for it’s country & gospel music industries, music publishing, and famed Music Row, Nashville also boasts the last bastion of consistent studio work for quality players, as well as some SERIOUS jazz talent.
While known to the music world and artists who may live and work here, such as Michael McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Kenny Loggins, Larry Carlton, and Victor Wooten, these session players have mainly flown under the radar to the national and international audience.
No more. Producer, keyboardist, and Creative Soul Jazz president Eric Copeland brings together the top names in Nashville’s studio session world like bassist Gary Lunn, guitarist Mark Baldwin, and drummers John Hammond and Brian Fullen, (as well as over a dozen more players) showing the world the jazzy side of their amazing talents.
Player A is also a busy production team for other jazz artists including Creative Soul Jazz label mates, David Slone, Kerensa Gray, Ronny Smith, and Drew Davidsen.
Player A’s first full CD “Our Own Devices” was released nationally in May of 2011, with a national radio and promotional campaign of the single “Coming On” marching directly into the Top 30 of the Smooth Jazz chart.
In 2015 Player A released an EP called “The Jazz in Me” which featured the vocal single by the same name, as well as other vocal and instrumental numbers.
In August of 2018, Player A released an addendum to this CD with a six-song EP called “Devices, Techniques, & Mechanisms” featuring two new songs that didn’t get finished or were used elsewhere when “Our Own Devices” was released. it also features four remixes of Devices song, including a full remix of Chiller (now called Chillest) by famed remixer Jeff Savage (Natalie Imbruglia, Toby Mac).
Player A switches gears now for the samba, bossa, and Latin jazz sounds of “Sand Dollar In My Suitcase”. Recalling the sound of Michael Franks, Lee Ritenour, and the sounds of vacation, relaxing, and the ocean waves.