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Titus Maz Drops Sensational New Album 'The Way You Like It': A Contemporary Jazz Emotional Voyage

Titus Maz Drops Sensational New Album 'The Way You Like It': A Contemporary Jazz Emotional Voyage
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Titus Maz, an innovative force in the jazz world, unveils his latest masterpiece, The Way You Like It. This album is a rich tapestry of contemporary jazz, woven with threads of Latin, Bossa, and Samba grooves, and is an emotional voyage through Titus Maz's vivid experiences and diverse influences.

The genesis of The Way You Like It began in 2023, following a well-deserved hiatus after his previous album, Subject to Change. During this break, Titus Maz immersed himself in a kaleidoscope of influences from an eclectic mix of artists and the vibrant energy of the jam sessions he had the privilege of hosting. These sessions served as a crucible for creativity, allowing Titus to distill a myriad of musical ideas and experiences into something truly unique.

Throughout this journey, Titus has been graced with an unrelenting flow of inspiration, resulting in a diverse collection of tracks, each telling its own story. Some songs were born from captivating melodies and intricate harmonies that seemed to float into his consciousness, while others were shaped by the vivid memories of his adventures. Whether it’s the thrill of past travels, the serendipity of encounters with fascinating individuals, or fleeting moments shared with people who have come and gone, each experience has left an indelible mark on his music.

A Sonic Journey Beyond Comfort Zones

The Way You Like It is more than just an album; it’s a sonic journey that invites listeners to embark on an emotional voyage. Each track offers a glimpse into the emotions and stories that have fueled Titus Maz's creative process, transforming life's unpredictability into art that resonates with the heart and soul.

Titus Maz’s musical journey began at a young age with small gigs in his hometown in Italy. These early experiences evolved from playing in bands to supporting various artists, eventually leading him to cultivate his own original projects as an independent artist. While his primary focus remains on crafting his own albums, Titus Maz relishes collaborating with other talented musicians, bringing a unique blend of skills to the table as a guitarist and producer. Over the years, he has honed a distinct taste for crafting eloquent melodies and deep harmonic understanding, enriching his work and the projects of other artists through songwriting and production.

Titus Maz’s commitment to excellence is unwavering. From his very first productions, he has received tremendous feedback on the quality of his work. As a lifelong learner, he perpetually refines his approach to ensure every artist he works with achieves their desired sound and message. His dedication to making an artist sound their best is a testament to his passion for music.

Inspired by Epic Journeys

A fascinating synchronicity occurred during the creative process of The Way You Like It Titus Maz found himself captivated by the Global Solo Challenge, a grueling, single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. Among the intrepid sailors, one figure stood out: Cole Brauer, the first American woman to race solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Her triumphant arrival at the finish line holding two red signaling torches in her hands deeply moved Titus, inspiring him to complete a song in her honor.

The song, “Samba De Melodic," Album first single set to be released on June 16, 2024, features artwork by the talented artist Ana Silva, celebrating Brauer's successful arrival. This track is not just a tribute to her incredible journey but also a reflection of Titus Maz's own resilience in navigating the challenges of the music industry to complete this album.

A Celebration of Cultural Fusion

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an artist for Titus Maz is the journey towards the completion of an album, when all the pieces come together, revealing a cohesive message and vision. “The Way You Like It" blends Latin, Bossa, and Samba grooves with Maz’s passion for jazz. For example, the track “Avenida El Sol" is infused with a rich, danceable Latin rhythm inspired by vibrant Spanish landscapes. On the two tracks where Maz lends his own voice: “The Way You Like It “ and “ Heart," he conveys messages of love and excitement, inviting listeners into an intimate and joyous experience.

Another profoundly rewarding aspect is the evolution of these songs when performed live. Each performance breathes new life into the tracks, allowing for improvisational flourishes and spontaneous creativity that can only happen on stage. The dynamic interplay with his band during tours adds a fresh dimension to the music, making each rendition unique and memorable.

Endless Possibilities in Music

The process of blending diverse influences and watching the songs evolve both in the studio and on stage is symbolic to the endless possibilities in music. It’s a celebration of cultural fusion, artistic exploration, and the shared human experience that music so beautifully captures. As an artist, Titus Maz finds nothing more gratifying than witnessing his music resonate with audiences, evolve through live performances, and create lasting connections.

The Way You Like It is available starting from June 16, 2024, on streaming services or on a hi-res audio downloadable format.

The first single released is “ Samba De Melodic “ :

We are inviting listeners to embark on this emotional and musical voyage with Titus Maz.

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Track Listing

Samba De Melodic; The Way You Like It; Avenida El Sol; Bajamar; Heart; Hypno Tide; La Mente Mente e il Cuore Cura.

Personnel

Additional Instrumentation

Jordan White: keyboards.

Album information

Title: The Way You Like It | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Self Produced


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