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Will Downing - Classique

2009 | Concord Records 

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Classique Notes

Will Downing returns with his 14th tasteful & timeless offering, "Classique". His 20th Anniversary recording boldly features signature renditions of David Ruffin, Barry White and The Originals, plus 7 Self-Penned Songs.

Taking his inspiration from the French term Classique - an author, artist or work of art, of the highest excellence - Will Downing returns with his 14th collection of sensual grooves and true love primers. Classique is his second album for Peak Records (in stores June 16 via the Concord Music Group) and a triumphant encore presentation following the challenges he faced creating his Peak debut, After Tonight (recorded while battling the muscle disorder Polymyositis). Back in top form, Downing's sensitive touch is felt throughout the project - singing, writing, arranging and producing, the latter mostly in collaboration with his dear friend and much-in-demand ace Rex Rideout.

Highlights of Classique include the hypnotic tick-tock pulse of "More Time" (a recurring theme of Will's regarding finding more hours in the day for love), the feel-good summer groove "Something Special" and what will surely become this album's top contribution to his personal best canon "I Won't Stop," a passionate backbeat driven declaration of eternal love. He waxes especially spicy on the clever "Just Think About It" and in the sexy vocal he shares with singer Sherrida on the funky call and response breakdown of "Love Suggestions."

Classique is quintessential Will Downing from start to finish...a quiet but emphatic statement on the strength and confidence this Brooklyn native has garnered as he celebrates his 20th anniversary as "The Prince of Sophisticated Soul" - a career in which the man and his artistry have been recognized for excellence from NARAS to the NAACP.

Credits of Classique

  • Tip Wyman
  • Mixing, Mixing Assistant, Audio Engineer
  • Rex Rideout
  • Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Audio Production, Audio Engineer
  • Will Downing
  • Composer, Audio Production, Audio Engineer, Engineer, Vocals (Background), Producer

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