Legendary Jamaican instrumentalists, Dean Fraser and Ernie Ranglin
May 30, 2022
Legendary Jamaican Instrumentalists,
Dean Fraser and Ernie Ranglin orchestrate
Album “Two colors”
Both the single and the album are available for sale on Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and all digital platforms worldwide.
Two giants of Jamaican music, Ernie Ranglin and Dean FraserThe paths of have crossed many times over the years; on stage and in the recording studio. Although they have collaborated before,
it was not on the scale of ‘Two colors’.
Ernie Ranglin’s proprietary guitar licks duly complement Fraser’s distinctive saxophone tones on 12 tracks, several of which are dedicated to Ranglin. Fraser oversaw the production of the project and recorded its parts at Tad’s International Recording Studio
in Kingston while Ranglin made his mark in Ocho Rios, in the Jamaican countryside, near his home.
Although they did not share studio space, Fraser enjoyed the sessions. “Mr. Ranglin is a man of my own vibe. Always laughing, cracking jokes, while playing as well as he can. He just wants to play good music,” he said.
“Two colors” is the idea of Tad Dawkins Seniordirector of
Tad’s International Record, distributor of the album. Production began in early 2021 and it took a year to complete this exceptional piece of instrumental art.
A project featuring two stellar musicians requires a strong supporting cast. This is exactly what Fraser put together with people like: Mikey Fletcher and Dale Haslam on bass; keyboardists Andre Marsh and Bowie McLaughlin; guitarist Lamont “Monty” Savory, and drummer Desi Jones.
Ernie Ranglin is the Patron of Jamaican Music. He performed on many hit songs including “My pacifier boy” by Millie Little,The Wailers“It hurts to be alone” and
“Stranger in Love” John Holt.
He toured with jim cliff as musical director and recorded a number of well-received albums. Ranglin received the Order of Jamaica, Jamaica’s fifth highest honor.
fraser hails from the legendary community of Trench Town where the Wailers (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston) honed their legendary harmonies and songwriting.
Over the past 45 years he has performed on some of Reggae’s great songs including The Tamlins’ “Baltimore”, Everton Blender’s “Lift up Your Head” and Luciano’s “It’s me Again Jah”.
Fraser, who has recorded and toured with Dennis Brown, Luciano and Tarrus Riley, is a recipient of the Order of Distinction, Jamaica’s sixth highest honour.
Two Colors is produced by Dean Fraser and
Tad ‘Junior Tads’ Dawkins.
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Tad’s International (Kingston) Limited
Unit #40, The Trade Center
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