When this track hit the inbox yesterday it was very apparent that this was a must post. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a straight up sucka for a Samba. The song, arrangement and performances herein just feel and sound great. Isn’t that the beauty of music? Music that can take you on a journey, that can make you feel the warmth of an ocean breeze during the latest cold snap even though the calendar says were in Spring. But I digress…

I would like for the GFM fam to get their boarding passes and go on the virtual cruise that I’ve just returned from and probably embark on again in a few. All you have to do is press play.

Joey Sommerville-Just Let Go feat. Alex Lattimore, Jeff Lorber and Najee by Stratus Digital Marketing

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.