10 Things You Might Not Know About the Band Airborne
Airborne Interview with Smooth Jazz Now
Airborne - Well, this new CD of ours which is our 7th, we approached it from a place of influences from our last 3 CD's. There is always a concept in a Airborne CD and our plan for ‘New Horizons’ was to keep that Smooth Jazz feel of our 2008 "Winds of Change" CD. We also wanted that World Fusion sound that was on the 2007 "Turbulence" CD and to somehow insert the fire of our 2004 "Heavy Vibes" CD that had hot Latin rhythms and R&B vocal arrangements. Read More
Airborne’s “New Horizons” to Be Featured on FULL SPIN
The seventh album for the band is shaping up to their biggest yet with the single “Diggin’ the Atmosphere” entering at high at # 18 on the Smooth Jazz Now TOP 30 Countdown which is totally based on audience response.
Thomas and Greg Borino will join host John Beaudin and chat about each song on the album.
“Full Spin” always features albums in full with each song as it appears on the project.
Previous albums featured include Jack Prybylski’s “Out of the Box,” “Global Kiss” from Steve Oliver and Johnny J. Rivera’s “Trying to Catch Rain.” More
|Airborne: Musical Peacemakers
October 1, 2007 - Airborne is quite a unique smooth jazz ensemble. The New Haven band was formed in the late eighties and has since then crossed the "turbulences" of our agitated times. Airborne is more than a jazz ensemble. It is a group of dedicated musicians, who share the same cause and philosophy: bringing peace, love and tolerance to our world through their music. They have stuck to this belief since their beginning and have opened up their music to multi-culturalism.
As the band puts it in the CD liner notes: "Our world is overflowing with physical, emotional and political distress and confusion. Let this wonderful music help open your heart to life's beauty. We can all make a difference in this world of need. If we try to help, support and understand, we can achieve peace."
fifth release "Turbulence" conveys
a spirit of peaceful serenity, openness to the
world's musical cultures and high energy to
create a positive vision for the future. The
band entails talented members: 6 experienced
musicians and a soulful female vocalist. Musically
speaking, "Turbulence" successfully
adds world rythms and sounds to an already lively
and passionate smooth jazz sound. This exciting
musical expedition starts with the exultant
Latin "Festival Sunset". Then you
embark on a soft mid tempo cruise led by a crew
of great musicians: Steven Clarke on bass, Gregory
Borino on guitars and Thomas Sonsone on saxophone
("Smooth Sailing"). When you come
back on earth, you will be received by Elisabeth
Dellinger's soulful voice in a groovy tune ("Can't
Fight Love"), remembering Shakatak's unique
sound. Then you will follow the steps of North
America's first inhabitants, Native Americans
("Native Search"). After a tonic big
band swing ("Hillside Swing"), listen
to the powerful "Drums of Peace/Awakening"
introduced by African rhythms and chants. Later
on, let yourself invited to a Brazilian samba
("As We Journey") and get inspired
by the sensual R&B voice of Elisabeth Dellinger.
Eventually this bright journey comes to an end
with an emotional smooth jazz piece, "The