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Fri - November 20, 2020 1:35 pm     A+ | a-
 Ms. Alyson Williams Sings "Summer Nights In Harlem" with Ray Chew, Christian McBride & Kirk Whalum
Ms. Alyson Williams Sings "Summer Nights In Harlem" with Ray Chew, Christian McBride & Kirk Whalum
Hi Music and Fashion World, 

I wanted to share this article from The New York Beacon this month Congrats to Harlem Legends Alyson Williams and Maestro Ray Chew and award-winning musicians Christian McBride, Kirk Whalum and others who played on my composition "Summer Nights In Harlem" and " The Romance of You" . https://newyorkbeacon.com/

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Tue - November 10, 2020 12:54 pm     A+ | a-
SOUL TRACKS -  Alyson Williams returns gloriously on "Summer Nights In Harlem"
SOUL TRACKS - Alyson Williams returns gloriously on "Summer Nights In Harlem"
I wanted to share this great article and review from SOUL TRACKS on Alyson Williams and " Summer Nights In Harlem". 
 

(October 22, 2020) First Lady of Def Jam Alyson Williams was featured prominently on a handful of rap and dance records throughout the ‘80s before striking gold on her own with unforgettable numbers such as “Just Call My Name,” “I Need Your Lovin’,” and “Sleep Talk.” The New York native has reignited her jazz roots in live performance recently, and is now bringing that flavor to record with several new tunes composed by Maurice Lynch.

Written by Maurice Lynch, “Summer Nights in Harlem,” featuring pianist Christian Sands, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, guitarist Solomon Hicks, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., is a top-notch affair swaying with classy nostalgia and warm romance. The lush phrasing and stylish scatting which Williams hinted at on her R&B albums is on glowing display here, making the familiar melody and comforting lyrics all the more cozy and affecting.

Take a First Listen to “Summer Nights in Harlem” below and extend a warm welcome back to Alyson Williams!

by Justin Kantor

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Tue - November 3, 2020 5:26 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: VOTE!!! It's your voice
Maurice Lynch Music: VOTE!!! It's your voice
Hi Music & Fashion World,

"I voted........... "By voting I added my voice to the biggest chorus in the world "....... Maurice Lynch 

“Remember music is still new to everyone who has not heard it. ..... Enjoying the Journey.......

Maurice Lynch - Producer. 

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#TheRomanceOfYou 
#TonightJosephine 
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Wed - October 28, 2020 6:41 pm     A+ | a-
WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander & Alyson Williams' Summer Nights In Harlem"
WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander & Alyson Williams' Summer Nights In Harlem"

THIS FRIDAY, 10/30/20, AT 1 PM EASTERN / 10 AM PACIFIC

R&B Songstress Alyson Williams Releases New Single, “Summer Nights In Harlem” and is a special guest on WHAT'S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander

Join Harlem Legends Ms. Alyson Williams and Mr. G. Keith Alexander as they discuss her new Single Release " Summer Nights In Harlem" October 30, 2020 Hosted by G. Keith Alexander.

Longtime R&B/soul singer, entrepreneur and radio personality Alyson Williams unveils her latest release, the single “Summer Nights In Harlem”. The veteran singer brings a jazzy, mature, grown-folks vibe to “Summer Nights In Harlem” as well as sweet sultriness to the accompanying “flip-side”, the ballad, “The Romance Of You”. It’s the sound Ms. Williams has been known for, dating back to her years when she was the first R&B singer signed to Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Records during the 1980s. When not recording or performing live, Ms. Williams hosts the weekly radio show, Love Notes with Alyson Williams - In The Chill Zone, on the Harlem-based WHCR-FM in New York City. She’s interviewed a range of guests from Grammy award winners Chaka Khan to the Manhattan Transfer. In addition, Ms. Williams is the founder of A Woman’s Prerogative production company, which allows her to develop musical stage works, produce concert series and create treatments for future television projects.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/126641/songstress-alyson-williams-discusses-summer-nights-in-harlem
https://www.voiceamerica.com/guest/51294/alyson-williams

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Wed - October 28, 2020 5:06 pm     A+ | a-


Congratulations!!!!!!!! to Alyson Williams and her new Duo-Single "Summer Nights in Harlem" and "The Romance of You". I am so excited to release 2 original compositions by yours truly Maurice Lynch. This is my second release on Maurice Lynch Music..Special Thanks to all of the Incredible Musician who contributed to this amazing production.

Featuring.... Maestro Ray Chew, The Grammy Award Winning Christian McBride Trio with Christian McBride, Christian Sands and Ulysses Owens Jr. Also featuring Kirk Whalum, Ron Blake, “King” Solomon Hicks, Ajaay Swindell, Greg Sneed, Paul Odeh,... Ty Stephens and Dawn Tallman on background vocals.

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Thu - October 15, 2020 2:31 am     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music Presents: "Summer Nights In Harlem" Available Now
Maurice Lynch Music Presents: "Summer Nights In Harlem" Available Now
HI Music & Fashion World, 

I am so proud to release Harlem’s First Lady of Jazz Ms. Alyson Williams' New Jazz Project “Summer Nights In Harlem”.  This will be my second release on Maurice Lynch Music. 

Our collaboration takes Alyson back to her Jazz roots. Introducing two of my original compositions “Summer Nights In Harlem” and “The Romance Of You” these two songs are destined to become classics. I can’t say it enough. What and honor it has been working with Alyson and these great musicians on this project. 

The Musician line includes and A-List of Grammy Award winning musicians. Maestro Ray Chew, Christian McBride, Ulysses Owens Jr., Christian Sands, Kirk Whalum, Ron Blake, “King” Solomon Hicks, Ajaay Swindell, Greg, Sneed, Paul Odeh and background vocals by Ty Stephens and Dawn Tallman. 

The songs are available on all digital media outlets and you will be able to purchase the physical CD on Amazon. Follow the links below for more on this exciting project. We have several CD Release events scheduled here in New York City. So make sure you follow our media links.

CD Photography - Grayson Dantzic
Location: Minton's Playhouse, Harlem, New York

Thanks, 
Maurice Lynch
Producer

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Wed - September 9, 2020 10:04 am     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: It was Show Time at The Greens at Pier 17 in New York City
Maurice Lynch Music: It was Show Time at The Greens at Pier 17 in New York City
Enjoying a wonderful summer evening Monday in New York City at the Greens at Pier 17on the scenic East River at the South Street Seaport. The private outdoor movie screening of "The Times of Bill Cunningham" a documentary on the life of New York Times Iconic Fashion and Society Photographer Bill Cunningham. Social distancing private booths for everyone under the stars. 
"Producer Maurice Lynch stated, "It was incredible seeing the movie outside on a big screen under the stars with the New York skyline as the backdrop. I had such a great time seeing so many old friends and the weather was incredible". Pat Cleveland made her appearance on zoom greeting the crowd on the big screen looking incredible”. My song "Tonight Josephine" sang by the Legendary Super-Model Pat Cleveland is featured in the film. 

Stay tuned and follow us were are working on more incredible music coming from Pat Cleveland @PatCleveland and Maurice Lynch Music @mauricelynchmusic.ny

A special shout out to Mark Bozek, Bethann Hardison, Pat Cleveland, Chris Smart, Carol Dietz, Claude Jay and everyone at Live Rocket.

Artist Music Links are listed below....... “Remember music is still new to everyone who has not heard it yet..... Enjoying the Journey....... Maurice Lynch - Producer. 

http://mauricelynchmusic.com/tonightjosephine-patcleveland/
https://open.spotify.com/album/3XsE5za3I12azGfvBoLZV4
https://music.apple.com/us/album/tonight-josephine/1122370887?i=1122371081
https://www.amazon.com/Tonight-Josephine-Pat-Cleveland/dp/B0757HQDDN
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Wed - August 26, 2020 2:55 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: Pat Cleveland "Tonight Josephine" Available on all Digital Platforms.
Maurice Lynch Music: Pat Cleveland "Tonight Josephine" Available on all Digital Platforms.
Special Thanks to Harlem Standard for endorsing Maurice Lynch Music and adding our music to their commercials and playlist. "Tonight Josephine" A tribute to Josephine Baker sang by Legendary Super-Model Miss Pat Cleveland has received so much love and sales. Thanks for all the download’s and physical copy sales. We are contributing a portion of the sales to the Jazz Foundation of America's Covid 19 Relief Fund. 

Artist Links are listed below....... “Remember music is still new to everyone who has not heard it"..... Enjoying the Journey....... Maurice Lynch - Producer. 
http://mauricelynchmusic.com/tonightjosephine-patcleveland/
https://open.spotify.com/album/3XsE5za3I12azGfvBoLZV4
https://music.apple.com/us/album/tonight-josephine/1122370887?i=1122371081
https://www.amazon.com/Tonight-Josephine-Pat-Cleveland/dp/B0757HQDDN
http://mauricelynchmusic.com/index.html
https://harlemstandard.com/
https://jazzfoundation.org/
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#JazzFoundationofAmerica
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Tue - June 16, 2020 8:50 am     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: Joins Harlem Standard to support The Jazz Foundation of America Covid-19 Relief
Maurice Lynch Music: Joins Harlem Standard to support The Jazz Foundation of America Covid-19 Relief
Maurice Lynch Music is glad to announce its new partnership with Harlem Standard. We are looking forward to this national endorsement for our music and vision. With both companies sharing an equal love for all things Harlem. Maurice Lynch Music is excited to connect our brand with Harlem Standard.
 
With so many tastemakers heading to Harlem and building on its rich cultural legacy. Harlem Standard is inspired by the rebellious nature of prohibition, jazz, and the Harlem Renaissance. They have revived old techniques to distill and blend spirits for the modern palate and connoisseur. Their uncompromising spirits are crafted to be smooth and refined. This great product is like a great jazz song when it’s ready everyone will hear about it.
 
Maurice Lynch stated “I am so happy to begin working with Harlem Standard and future campaigns. Our music will be featured in upcoming commercials and promos. Our first endeavor is to support The Jazz Foundation of America. I wanted to give back and help so many of my fellow musicians and singers who have been affected by Covid-19. Maurice Lynch Music will be available on Harlem Standards playlist and a portion of the proceeds will support this effort. With our sponsorship from Harlem Standard we are planning future promotional and musical events in Harlem and across America”.
 
Harlem Standard is available to ship to your home! Harlem Standard will be donating proceeds from every purchase of whiskey to the @JazzFoundationofAmerica Covid-19 Relief Fund for musicians. Please visit@HarlemStandard across all social media outlets and their playlist to purchase music, and links below to purchase this product and to celebrate jazz.  

Stay Safe,
 
Maurice Lynch
Producer
 
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Fri - June 5, 2020 2:44 am     A+ | a-
June Is Black Music Appreciation Month- Black Lives And Black Music Matters
June Is Black Music Appreciation Month- Black Lives And Black Music Matters
The Contributions of African Americans to music is unprecedented. African American music has been the heartbeat of America and emulated around the world. Our musical styles are copied world-wide and even here in America by Whites. Yet we are still the most hated people here in our own country. Every genre of music in America has been influenced by Black African slave decedents. Black Americans have suffered long enough. We have endured Slavery, the Black Codes, Jim Crow. Every ethnic race that comes to America, and enjoy their benefits off the backs of Black Americans.   Let’s use this month to reflect and celebrate African Americans in Music…."Our Music is Our Voice”......"Black Lives and Black Music Matters" 
 
Maurice Lynch
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When 12-year-old singer Keedron Bryant lifted his voice to poignantly decry the senseless murder of George Floyd in a May 29 Instagram post that’s since drawn nearly 3 million views, the pre-teen joined the countless voices that have been fighting to end racism for the last 400 years. Music has always played an integral role in black people’s fight for equality and justice. So as that hard-fought struggle boils over onto city streets across the country, this year’s celebration of Black Music Month arrives at a crucial turning point.
 
When black people were uprooted from Africa to become slaves in 1600s America, one of the things they brought with them was call-and-response music. It not only helped while away hours of back-breaking field work but also doubled as a coded means to send news and other information across the slave network. Out of that came the spirituals that strengthened slaves' unyielding faith, hope and perseverance. The lyrics of two such spirituals, "Steal Away" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," have been viewed by some as references to the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escape to the North and Canada.
Since then, the long march toward equality has been fueled by other musical touchstones. Early civil rights activist and songwriter James Weldon Johnson penned the liberation poem "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" in 1900. Set to music by Johnson's brother a few years later, the song -- included on Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella set list -- is now popularly known as the black national anthem. Jewish civil rights activist and teacher Abel Meeropol protested racism through his composition "Strange Fruit," using the South’s lynching of black men as a metaphor for fruit hanging from trees. Billie Holiday’s stark yet visceral interpretation of the song, which she recorded in 1939, still resonates.
 
Sam Cooke ("A Change Is Gonna Come") and Nina Simone ("Mississippi Goddam") helped sound the rallying cry (along with the spiritual "We Shall Overcome") as the civil rights movement pushed beyond the '50s into the mid-60s. Then James Brown picked up the baton with the August 1968 anthem "Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud" -- four months after calming Boston fans with a live televised concert the night after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4.
More voices joined the chorus in the '70s, including Curtis Mayfield (“We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue”), Marvin Gaye (“What’s Going On”), Gil Scott-Heron (“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”) and Simone again ("To Be Young, Gifted and Black"). In tandem with the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, Stax Records organized the benefit concert Wattstax to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the '65 riots in L.A.’s Watts community. Featured performers included the Staple SingersIsaac Hayes and Otis Redding's backing band the Bar-Kays.
 
Rap took root in the '80s with groups like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (“The Message”), Public Enemy (“Fight the Power”) and N.W.A (“Fuck Tha Police”) handing down no-holds-barred stories about life straight from the streets -- putting a contemporary spin on the oral history tradition of African griots. Fast forward to 2015 and Kendrick Lamar’s uplifting yet defiant “Alright” was adopted as the anthem for #BlackLivesMatter in the wake of the deaths of Tamir RiceMichael Brown and others.
This month (June 17) marks eight years since the passing of Rodney King, who was brutally beaten by LAPD officers in 1991. Their subsequent acquittal sparked L.A.'s riots in 1992, a year that saw the release of the controversial protest song "Cop Killer" by Ice-T's heavy metal band Body Count and hip-hop group Da Lench Mob’s “Freedom Got an A.K.” And now here we are as history repeats itself yet again with the deaths this year of Floyd, Breonna TaylorAhmaud Arbery and many others. This time, however, a new march for civil rights is mobilizing.
 
As more voices across the country lift to join the young Bryant's, it’s imperative that protests and initiatives to end systemic racism go beyond fashionable lip service. As a black woman and mother of a 26-year-old daughter and 24-year-old son, I stand in solidarity with others to nurture meaningful exchange and change moving forward. As a music fan and industry journalist for the last 20-something years, I’ve witnessed firsthand music’s power as a universal language to uplift, educate, empower and bring people together for a common cause. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz series on Instagram is just one example of how artists are using social media to engage and stay connected with fans.
 
So while we celebrate the rich legacy of black music's past, present and future, it is also time for the industry to help double down on actions to ensure that inclusion and diversity, racial tolerance and cultural appreciation (rather than appropriation) can truly become the new normal. Four hundred years is enough time to wait.

Contributing Links:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/features/9395584/black-music-month-history-turning-point-gail-mitchell?fbclid=IwAR3r2RjzrqBMVuzgqRKE6yw9zQE1jNQuQskBkqeDPjTmjHNKeXivfhR4GxE
https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.pandora.com/us/30-times-black-music-changed-the-world/amp/
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/10/21/song-dance-power-black-music
https://blog.usejournal.com/roots-the-impact-of-black-music-on-america-and-the-world-ed00824f7f13
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/black-music-month-2017-events-facts-barack-obama-618510%3famp=1
https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/articles/12-black-musicians-who-changed-music-forever/?amp=1

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