Bob Baldwin Interview Page 4
Smitty: And I tell ya, I highly recommend this record, man. I mean, you have my full endorsement on this one because it is a fresh new sound and just some fantastic melodies. And love your work with it, man. I mean, it’s just kickin’ on all levels, you know?
BB: Oh, thank you, man. I’m hoping to do a sequel to it at some point.
Smitty: Yeah, man, you should. I mean, if this is the new wave, then there’s gotta be a lotta sequels.
BB: Yeah, how ‘bout that? How ‘bout that? Yeah, I got a couple of tricks up my sleeve, but I gotta finish off my Brazil Chill 2 first.
Smitty: Yeah, man. And speaking of Brazil, when are you gonna take me with you?
BB: (Both laugh.) When you’re ready, man.
Smitty: I’m ready, brotha. I want to go with the great Bob Baldwin.
BB: Oh, okay, all right, all right.
Smitty: Because I know you know the spots.
BB: Yeah, that’s true. I know a couple of the spots. You’re absolutely right. And there’s some great music down there. Gosh, man, some great music.
Smitty: Yeah, so when you get ready to go again, you let me know because I want to hang with Big B in Brazil.
BB: Okay, that sounds good, that sounds good.
Smitty: And you know what? You’re gonna have to let me borrow one of your hats, brotha.
BB: Ah, no problem, man, no problem.
BB: One of my funky lids, huh?
Smitty: Yeah, because I want to look cool too, you know? (Both laugh.)
BB: That won’t be a problem.
Smitty: You did a deal with NuGroove. How you lovin’ that?
BB: So far it’s been great, man. We were together on 215 [Records] but yeah, here we are, David Chackler and I again at NuGroove. So far it’s working out really great and the record debuted No. 7 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz and we’re getting some nice airplay around the country with our first single “Third Wind,” so yeah, everything’s rockin’ and rollin’, man.
Smitty: Yeah, man, I’m lovin’ it. I’m happy for you, brotha, and tell “The Chack” I said hello when you see him again or when you talk to him again.
BB: I most definitely will, man, and thank you so much for your support all the time, brotha.
Smitty: Yes indeed, man, it’s my pleasure. All right, we’ve been talking with the incredible and amazing Mr. Bob Baldwin. His great new record is called NewUrbanJazz.com. Check him out at his Web site, check him out on radio, he is doing his thing across the country and beyond. Bob, thanks again, my friend, and all the best in 2008 and beyond, my friend.
BB: And right back to you, my man.
Baldwin “Smitty” Smith
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