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Philip Bailey To Guest On The Jimmy Star Show With Ron Russell Wednesday June 12th, 2019

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Philip Bailey will be a guest on The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell live on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 from 3-5 pm ET | 12-2 pm PT at w4cy.com Radio | Visit www.jimmystarsworld.com

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Rezul -- Philip Bailey will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell  live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell to discuss his new album Love Will Find A Way, his career and the entertainment industries at large. The Jimmy Star Show is tv/radio's coolest hit show, featuring the best in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format.

Philip Bailey, the brilliant falsetto voice behind Earth, Wind & Fire, is an American music legend. The 8-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, songwriter and producer has influenced music artists and a popular culture over the past five decades. Growing up in Denver, Colorado Bailey listened to R&B, gospel, rock and pop alongside what he refers to as real jazz: Miles, Coltrane, Art Blakey, immortal jazz singers like Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Dinah Washington.

Love Will Find a Way, Bailey's newest solo album on Verve Records (June 21) is a continuation of his musical exploration and another step in his solo career. The album features trusted friends like bassist Christian McBride, iconic jazz pianist Chick Corea and drum legend Steve Gadd. Bailey also tapped several of the brightest contemporary lights in jazz, R&B, pop and more as collaborators: keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, rapper, musician and producer will.i.am, trumpeter Christian Scott, aTunde Adjuah, singer-songwriter Bilal, singer-saxophonist Casey Benjamin, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott and bassist Derrick Hodge, among others.

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Above and beyond its genre-bending, cross-generational musical synthesis, Love Will Find a Way  also addresses these troubled and divisive times. In Bailey's poignant interpretations of songs like Curtis Mayfield's "Billy Jack" and "We're a Winner" and the Abbey Lincoln/Max Roach-associated "Long as You're Living," he addresses pertinent themes of social justice and self-empowerment. At its core, rather than becoming mired in politics, Bailey's message is one of optimism for all humanity. "That's in keeping with my philosophy and Earth Wind & Fire's philosophy," he says. "It was something that is a continual thread of what we've done over our almost 50-year career. So that's just staying true to who I am."

The album kicks off with a West African-tinged take on Mayfield's "Billy Jack," a perfect opportunity for Bailey to pay homage to perhaps his greatest falsetto influence. Bailey and Corea look back to the heyday of jazz fusion with a sweetly grooving rendition of the Return to Forever classic "You're Everything." Bilal provides gorgeous vocal backing for Bailey on Mayfield's "We're a Winner," before Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, on plangent trumpet, and will.i.am, laying down a tribal beat on drums, highlight the mostly instrumental "Stairway to the Stars." On "Brooklyn Blues," Bailey uses his Kalimba to create a meditative ambiance atop simmering 21st-century jazz rhythms. Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" is reinvented here as an atmospheric slow jam, with spoken word by Bailey. "Just to Keep You Satisfied" is a beautifully reverent tribute to Bailey's idol Marvin Gaye. Kamasi Washington's robust tenor saxophone is an impeccable match for the '70s-tinted spiritual vibe of "Sacred Sounds." On the title track, Pharoah Sanders' "Love Will Find a Way," Bailey's falsetto finds a sublime complement in Casey Benjamin's saxophone and Vocoder. And he looks to famed bassist and collaborator Christian McBride to properly funk up "Long As Your Living."

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Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson continue to carry the torch for the group's late founder, Maurice White, at packed halls and amphitheaters around the world. The group thrives today as Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the best-selling bands in the history of recorded music.

Away from Earth Wind & Fire, Bailey has also found tremendous success. His 1984 duet with Phil Collins, "Easy Lover," became a worldwide No. 1 smash, and he's recorded acclaimed albums in gospel and jazz. In the latter genre, Bailey released Dreamsin 1999 and Soul on Jazzin 2002, in addition to collaborations with Stanley Turrentine, Dianne Reeves, Fourplay, George Duke and Stanley Clarke, Nancy Wilson and others. Still, nothing has compared to Love Will Find a Way.

The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Philip Bailey and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with him about his career and the entertainment industries at large.

Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, and Cool Man about town Ron Russell as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest. To hear/see Philip Bailey live on the Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell tune in to W4CY radio on Wednesday June 12th, 2019 from 3-5 pm ET and 12-2 pm PT online at www.w4cy.com from anywhere in the world!

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