Living a New Day is Phil Ranelin’s second solo effort on Wide Hive Records.
The release, marked with tones of renewed inspiration, was born out of the artist’s near fatal automobile accident in November of 2005. Featuring five new songs and a fresh rendition of Kenny Dorham’s Blue Bossa, the material melds soul and jazz in Phil’s own legendary way.
The album’s players include Donald “Duck” Bailey – known for touring with Jimmy Smith, Roger Glenn – who toured extensively with Mongo Santamaria, Josh Jones, Carl Lockett, Dave Matthews, Matt Montgomery and label-mate Calvin Keys.
1. Livin in a New Day
2. Blue Bossa
4. Naptown After Noon
5. Another Kind of Time and Place
6. Escapology Maximus
7. Livin in a New Day (alternate take)
8. Blue Bossa
Release Date: January 29, 2009