‘The Message’ by Lin Rountree

The musical world has been yearning for a fresh new album that captures the essence of Smooth Jazz in a way that leaves you breathless. That’s where Lin Rountree comes in with his sensational new album, “The Message.” After the overwhelming success of his previous album “Fluid,” which broke barriers and raised the bar for all Smooth Jazz artists, Lin Rountree is set to take on the world once again with his newest masterpiece. The Message boasts 12 tracks, each crafted with meticulous attention to detail, and the trumpet leading the way as the dominant instrument.

The album boasts a range of guest stars including Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis, Ryan La Vallete, Algebra Blessett, Gary Johnson, and Greg Manning. This carefully curated group of artists elevates the album to new heights and showcases Lin Rountree’s versatility and ability to create music that speaks to people from all walks of life. Get ready to immerse yourself in the Smooth Jazz experience of a lifetime as Lin Rountree’s “The Message” takes you on a journey through stories told directly through music.


New Jazz City is excited to announce our review of this album. Our thorough analysis will take you through each track, providing an in-depth look at the musicality, lyrics, and overall production of the entire album. To ensure no detail goes unnoticed, New Jazz City will be breaking down the review into twelve separate posts, each focused on a different track from the album. This way, readers can immerse themselves in the music and truly appreciate the nuances and intricacies of each song. The first post will cover track #1 and offer valuable insights that will enrich your listening experience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover new music and deepen your understanding of this album with New Jazz City’s comprehensive review.

Track #1: Justified

Welcome to the musical journey presented by Rountree! The first stop on this set is the incredibly groovy track called “Justified”. You can feel the rhythm of the New Jack Swing beat as it carries you away to a world of pure delight. The amazing horn section is the highlight of this song as it adds that extra oomph to the already fantastic melody. From the lead to the hook and the change, you will be blown away by the incredibly diverse range of tones and sounds that flow seamlessly through the air. Get ready to be transported to a world of musical wonder and let Rountree’s charm and talent sweep you off your feet. 

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