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Coming soon: Perception

Monday, March 21st, 2016

My new CD, Perception, is coming on April 1st! Stay tuned!

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Now available: Funkatized

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Now available! Get “Funkatized” with my new single from my forthcoming new CD appropriately titled: “PERCEPTION”

Get it on iTunes: http://apple.co/1QWdAyl

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“Secrets”, the new video

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Provocative video from the hit Smooth Jazz single, ” Secrets” performed by emerging bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr.

More ‘Soul Searching’ Reviews

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

The internet is going crazy for “Soul Searching”, the latest album of Mitchell Coleman.
Here are some excerpts of different reviews online:

It’s all about the protection of funk in Mitchell Coleman’s solo CD ‘Soul Searching.’ I’ve had a lot of astounding, miraculous Jazz, Soul, and Funk albums come through the door but ‘Soul Searching’ takes the cake and eats it at the same time.” Read the full review on Music Existence.

Fusing together jazz and funk, “Soul Searching” at first seems like an album indebted to the very best of the eighties. Whether it’s the Parliament synth lines or the Robert Palmer brass, there is certainly a shimmering, shifting quality to the music which works its way into the listener’s ear and never lets go. But behind all of funk is the brilliant bass playing of Mitchell Coleman JR himself.” Read the full review on All What’s Rock.

Picture yourself in a dimly light jazz club in New Orleans. It’s almost midnight, full of smoke, and so noisy you can barely hear yourself talk. Suddenly through the haze a dark figure emerges on stage holding a bass guitar. The crowd goes silent. The figure starts playing, his fingers bouncing up and down the strings like rubber, perfectly in time with a trio of horns, drums, and background singers onstage. Nobody can look away. The audience is entranced by the man’s virtuosity and ease with his instrument. It’s clear he has natural talent and was born to be a musician. That man is Mitchell Coleman Jr.” Read the full story on PenWeb.

Review on Bass Musician Magazine

Monday, April 6th, 2015

WOW! Another amazing review of Soul Searching! I’m thrilled to be featured on Bass Musician Magazine.
Read the full review HERE! =]

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On Big Blend Radio TV & Magazine

Monday, April 6th, 2015

It’s nice to be on the cover of the April Issue of BIG BLEND RADIO & TV MAGAZINE! Read the article about Soul Searching HERE.

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‘Soul Searching’ Review on TheSmoothJazzRide.com

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Another competent artist and low frequency pro steps onto the stage of great contemporary jazz and funk music in the form of one Mitchell Coleman Jr. whose debut solo release, Soul Searching, is Michael Coleman picsure to stop many a bass lovin’ jazz aficionado dead in his or her tracks as they check out this groovemaker.

With help from the likes of guitarist Kayta Matsuno and veteran vocalists Pam and Joyce Vincent (formerly of Tony Orlando and Dawn), Coleman lays down a thick and airtight foundation from which down & dirty funk grooves like his “Flow,” “Overload,” “Déjà Vu,” and “Genesis” sprout and join up with tracks like the cool and smooth mid-tempo “Come Up” (which features some great jazzy work on the ivories from pianist Deron Johnson) and the high steppin’ “Just One More Hit” featuring guitarist Sean Fabian delivering some hot riffs. There is no questioning whether or not this bassist knows the path to groovalicious.

Only one cover (Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic “That’s the Way of the World”) is present on this generous 14-track project that Coleman has co-penned, arranged, produced, and released on his own Soul Revelation label. Not bad for a debut that’s bound to leave a heavy trail of steam wherever it’s heard.

Adding a nice touch of diversity and exoticism, Coleman tosses in a taste of African rhythms with “Ethiopia Love,” mixing in a healthy slice of percussion with that funk-heavy bass.

One tune that truly stopped me in my tracks is “When Your Life Was Low,” a sweet and tender track, featuring a vocalist by the name of Dionyza Sutton whose vocal style is an uncanny mirror image of the classy and legendary Randy Crawford. Literally sent chills through me.

Coleman follows that track with a finale that’s a fusion barnburner called “Liberation,” which, except at one brief and mellow point, calls for a fire extinguisher.

There is nothing even remotely boring about this strong and energetic set of tracks that clearly mark the beginning of good things to come for this artist and his followers. Many come to this and other genres with a skill set but not much vision. Coleman’s vision is definitely 20/20, and this effort is a solid A+ one.

This review was published at this link on Dec 11, 2014.

‘When Your Life Was Low’ Review on Classic Soul Radio

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Nice review of Soul Searching from Classic Soul Radio!

“Emerging bassist Mitchell Colman Jr. is establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with a tribute to the late great Joe Sample with an eloquent take on “When Your Life Was Low” featuring Dionyza Sutton. “Soul Searching” may be Coleman’s first solo work, but now that the former sideman has completely released his own creative energy – unrestrained by the expectations and constraints of other artists – it’s sure to be just the beginning!”

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Read the entire review here.

Soul Searching Review on SmoothJazz.com

Friday, November 21st, 2014

“There’s plenty of soul in SOUL SEARCHING!” – Read the complete review by Jonathan Widran on SmoothJazz.com: http://buff.ly/1wZCG5a

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‘When Your Life Was Low’ Review on SingersRoom.com

Friday, November 21st, 2014

I was featured with Dionyza Sutton on Singer’s Room for “When Your Life Was Low”.

Have a listen here!

Here’s the review:
“This is just the beginning for Mitchell Colman Jr.!

With the release of his first solo album, Soul Searching, and this eloquent and moving Tribute to Joe Sample entitled, “When Your Life Was Low”, Mitchell Coleman Jr. has fulfilled a lifelong dream of creating the music he hears in his heart and feels in his soul, and he’s sharing it with the world.


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The emerging bassist is establishing himself as a force to be reckoned in the industry.
Recruiting Dionyza Sutton, daughter of Motown singer/songwriters Michael and Brenda Sutton, this project was sure to be a hit.

Soul Searching may be Coleman’s first solo work, but now that the former sideman has completely released his own creative energy – unrestrained by the expectations and constraints of other artists – I’m sure there is more on the way!

With the CD being released independently by his own Soul Revelation label, you are sure to find some of L.A.’s funkiest players.”