The hot new CD recorded by the band “SOCA JOE” was born from the vision of the masterful guitarist, Joe Bonacci, leader/founder of “SOCA JOE” and the Manhattan Swing Orchestras. He brings to this CD the musical richness and diversity that can only come from the cultivation of a wide variety of musical experiences. Those experiences include completing tracks with Yoko Ono on John Lennon's last album, live performances with the legendary “mambo king”, Tito Puente, John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Freddie Hubbard and numerous renowned artists. Joe’s work can also be found in a variety of records, TV themes and commercials.

This time around “SOCA JOE” is made up of some of the most dynamic and esteemed session players and artists in New York City including David Mann, Gary Haase, Larry Loftin and Primadonna (Queen Of The Carnival) and Spyda. Half Moon Bay is infused with cool sophistication coupled with individualistic musical expression. The result is a uniquely fresh and musical journey that embraces a new and different dimension in contemporary music.

“Sit back, light your candles, take your shoes off, close your eyes, relax, and enjoy the cool sounds”
Half Moon Bay
soca jazz with a reggaetone feel, smooth jazz favorite, melodic

Soca Joe
soca jazz hit, upbeat and fun with a great melody and vocal hook

Come Away
contemporary jazz, funky tune with a Wes Montgomery treatment with a great saxophone part

Shining Star
fresh electronica tune in a contemporary jazz style with vocals

Rub A Dub
dance hall hit with vocals

Find One Hundred Ways
great James Ingram and Quincy Jones cover al-la Soca Joe. Smooth guitar melody & solo with tenor saxophone

Real Love
modern R & B, Mary J. Blige hit. Contemporary jazz guitar melody & solo

funky original tune with sax

Get Up
funky and fun, it has an 80s feel that crescendos into an all out jam with vocals, sax and guitar

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