Growns, in addition to his “soul flute”, Jef Kearns adds elements of reggaeton and dance hall on his rendition of the Beverly Hills Cop theme “Axel F.”

Back in the day [1984], the Harold Faltermeyer classic instrumental bested the usual “vocally dominated” charts for 19 weeks, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

Kearns crafted his first full cover production with help from Douglas Romanow and mastering by Sterling Sound’s Chris Gehringer.

Kimberly Kennedy Charles

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