The new break out single Hit The Road Jack from the CD Instrumental Magic features saxophone sensation Jeff Zavac, joined by the legendary Gwen McCrae, the powerful singer of the hit Rockin’ Chair and of her recent success, the classic duet with Latimore, Let’s Straighten it Out.Gwen and the Craetts join Zavac on several cuts on this instant classic. Listeners and the record buying public have made their choice for the single after racking up thousands of downloads on the track Hit The Road Jack.
Zavac has a style unlike any other sax player, with one added twist, he was born blind. The legendary Henry Stone of TK Records fame (home of KC & The Sunshine Band and many others) heard Zavac play one night. Stone, with over 30 Gold and Platinum records and number one hits worldwide, was in the studio with the original TK rhythm section when he decided to cut this body of work with Zavac. Stone then brought in Gwen McCrae and her daughters (The Creaetts ) to sing background vocals using a very unique arrangement style. The result is magical, thus the title of the CD Instrumental Magic.
This CD is dedicated to those who cannot see but have given all of us a world of vision.
Instrumental Magic symbolizes the magic of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, where an individual walks in the door hoping that the Miami Lighthouse can help them as they endure their vision loss, their blindness, and what happens because of that. After a few months with the training provided in the music program, computer labs, mobility training and personal management, the individual develops confidence, and when they leave the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind that confidence turns into independence. This music CD is a symbol of what can be done at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.
For 75 years, since 1931, the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been providing rehabilitation services, socialization, social activity, children’s programs, blind babies programs, adult rehabilitation and much more. The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Gala on November 4th, 2006 is a celebration for the entire community of Miami to commemorate its accomplishments and to celebrate the confidence and independence provided to its clients.
This CD was a dream of Henry Stone, Virginia Jacko and others because they wanted to do something special for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and to say thank you for the rehabilitation services they each received.
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