Jamie, Joey, and the Movement have now released their new CD “The Rise”, the Golden Edition. A few weeks ago, I attended the album debut at Sozo’s, the youth house of Belmont Church. Almost 100 fans and supporters gathered to hear selections such as “Golden”, “Wicked”, and “Superhero” artfully done with lots of energy and crowd appeal. Of course, JJM had employed the help of their various musically talented friends and associates to make their music even more enjoyable: Aspene Taylor on keyboard, Weston Jordan on drums, Kyle Hampton bass, and Donovan Jordan singer. In addition, cuing the performance tracks was Shakir Perry.
Among those attending were Cari Phillips and Hilary Borden of Jackson, Tennessee, pictured above. Cari is a graduate of Union University, Hilary a senior. They had traveled to Nashville to hear “Flying Colours”, fellow Union students who performed prior to JJM’s concert appearance.
Joe Carls, Jamie’s dad was there to listen and encourage and, along with me, was one of the few adults in attendance. I also met Jamie’s brother, Alex Carls. At the CD table were Grant Gill and Lubomir Ivanov, pictured above. Also pictured are Roger and Aspene Taylor, Cedric Clark, Mignon Garbois, and Liz Taylor, friends of JJM and family of the keyboardist, Aspene.
The concert was fun as well as entertaining. I really enjoyed it when Joey Fitzpatrick played an instrumental interlude and was joined by various members of the band performing improv. Aspene Taylor, mentioned earlier, is a sophomore at Nashville School of the Arts, and wowed everyone with his bluesy keyboard stylings.
If you want to know more about Jamie, Joey, and the Movement and their awesome new CD, check out their Facebook page and also former articles that I have written about them for www.mytnnews.com