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Airwaves: The Greatest Hits chronicles a decade's worth of radio hits from Lawson Rollins’ seven solo albums, including the Billboard Top 30 contemporary jazz radio charting songs "Island Time," "Moonlight Samba," "Infinita," "Flight," and "Daybreak."
Two new bonus tracks were recorded exclusively for this album: the contemporary jazz future hit "World of Wonder" (featuring the Billboard #1 jazz fusion group 3rd Force) and the classically-inspired, world-music composition "Prado" (featuring 2-time Grammy Award winning Danish violinist Mads Tolling).
Airwaves showcases the melodic, tuneful side of Rollins' music that has set radio airwaves afire since his 2008 debut solo album Infinita. Although Rollins is noted for his fleet-fingered flights of virtuosity, showcased in his viral video hits, such as “The Fire Cadenza,” that have received over 10 million views on YouTube alone, his radio hits find him purely in the service of the melodies and song craft.
Many of the radio edits are markedly different from the album versions and feature performances not heard on the albums and never before made available, such as “In Motion (radio edit)” which showcases an exclusive appearance by Billboard #1 saxophonist Praful. All the tracks have been freshly remastered at world-renowned Sterling Sound in New York.
#1 on Amazon.com Hot New Release chart
Top 40 iTunes World Music Chart
"Airwaves provides a showcase for his nimble picking and evocative writing." ~ JAZZIZ Magazine
Check out the archived World Premier Presentation radio show featuring an interview with Lawson and some track-by-track discussion of the new album. The archived show features song samples only instead of the full tracks that were broadcast live. Listen here: