Detroit singer Maurissa Rose, left, perfoms in a brand new tune with award-winning musician Dan Yessian, proper.
Dan Yessian, award-winning musician, composer and founding father of the music, sound design and soundscapes manufacturing firm Yessian, has recreated an iconic American pop tune “Stroll on By” in collaboration with metro Detroit musician Ohad Wilner. The brand new association has Detroit singer Maurissa Rose performing a sultry and soulful rendition of the famed Burt Bacharach traditional, with Yessian taking part in the saxophone and Wilner taking part in each the electrical and bass guitars. The tune has attracted accolades from fellow musicians and composers.
David Barrett, the songwriter behind “One Shining Second” mentioned “This can be a becoming a member of of exceptional abilities…Nice tune, nice association, soulful singing & taking part in,” whereas Bruce Miller, the composer of themes for TV reveals corresponding to “Frasier”, “Designing Ladies” and “Becker”, mentioned: “Dan… nice on so many ranges. All the weather are there and it reveals the artistry of everybody concerned.” Ralphe Armstrong, a bass participant for Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin and Frank Zappa, mentioned: “This Model of “Stroll on By” is probably the most distinctive model I’ve ever heard! Maurissa’s voice has the mellowness of a high-quality cello.” The tune is now accessible on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music; for photographs click on right here.
“That is “Stroll on By” like you could have by no means heard it earlier than,” defined Yessian. “It’s a fusion of pop, jazz and soul up to date for a contemporary palate of sounds and sung by a rare Detroit vocalist.” Yessian describes himself as an enormous fan of Bacharach’s work, a lot in order that in 2005 he bought Bacharach’s Steinway piano which has supplied a lot inspiration for his personal work. “I think about him to be a musical genius, as important to pop music composition as earlier composers like Gershwin and Cole Porter,” he mentioned.
Yessian knew that he needed Maurissa Rose to offer the vocals for the brand new association primarily based on their 20 years of working collectively on initiatives starting from theme songs for America’s Thanksgiving Parade to ads for Chevrolet and Cadillac.
“Our up to date tune was particularly for Maurissa; we custom-made it for her voice,” defined Wilner, who took the lead on the brand new association and was additionally the instrument manipulator. “She was our first alternative due to the emotion that resonates from her voice and even her appearing means.”
As a teen in Detroit, Rose was courted by among the greatest names within the music trade and signed a contract with EMI Information. She has shared the stage with numerous artists together with Anita Baker, Will Downing and KEM and has been heard on tv and radio commercials for multinational manufacturers starting from Ford Motor Firm and Common Mills to Little Caesars Pizza and JC Penny. She was featured on Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Household Reunion” film soundtrack and loved success along with her personal impartial label Daring One Leisure with the hit singles “Candy Reminiscences,” “Neglect About You” and “Particular.” This yr, Rose has two different new initiatives being launched within the fall: a brand new album known as “Dave and Maurissa” which is a collaboration with British producer Dave Lee; and a single known as “Really feel It” by Norwegian digital music duo Röyksopp the place Rose is a featured vocalist.
Rose mentioned she was honored to have been chosen by Yessian and Wilner to carry out the brand new tune. “It has been sung by among the biggest artists of our time like Dionne Warwick and Isaac Hayes, so I really feel like I’m a part of an elite group. And naturally, Dan Yessian is a legend within the music enterprise, so to have this chance to create one thing so soulful with him may be very cool,” she mentioned.
Yessian spent the majority of his profession creating music for ads for worldwide manufacturers, together with many listed on the Fortune 500. He was inducted into the 2018 Adcraft Corridor of Fame in Detroit and acknowledged for Lifetime Achievement on the Detroit Music awards in 2016. His sons, Brian and Michael, proceed producing campaigns for corporations corresponding to United Airways, Ford Motor Firm, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Nintendo, Disney, Walmart, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz. Yessian Music has additionally supplied music for a lot of tv reveals together with Sunday Evening Soccer, The Voice, America’s Received Expertise, ESPN’s Faculty Soccer, Veteran’s Day with A & E, NBC, and HBO. Organizations throughout the globe flip to the corporate for distinctive music and sound design together with immersive experiences corresponding to The Workplace and FRIENDS. These days Dan spends his time pursuing inventive endeavors on his channel Dan Yessian Artistic on YouTube, Fb and Bandcamp. His work consists of authentic music, cowl songs, interviews with notables, and even some comedy. Yessian’s documentary “An Armenian Trilogy” concerning the seek for his Armenian roots by way of an authentic classical composition is out there on Amazon.