Sea Breeze Records is proud to announce the official release of “Integrated Compositions” the debut album from Ciré. Appropriately named, Integrated Compositions is a combination of genres and styles, carefully integrated to produce a unique and colorful musical tapestry. The album incorporates some of the greatest musicians of the decade. Simply stated, Integrated Compositions, the debut album from Ciré is off the chain!

Born in New Orleans, the city nicknamed “The Big Easy” for its style, culture, vibrant nightlife, and partying, Eric Nicholas, affectionately known in the Music Industry as Ciré, is the ultimate Renaissance artist.

The son of a musician, Ciré became interested in music as a child. He performed his first recording session when he was five-years-old, singing background vocals on his father’s first recording. Through clever, creative, and kaleidoscopic use of tone, structure, and delivery, Ciré builds sonic intensity for recordings, performances, and playlist spots which never fail to excite his audiences. 

Ciré studied music at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), which allowed him to travel the world and perform throughout Europe and South America. 

When asked to describe his music, Ciré says, “I think my music is interesting. I express with my fingers, things I see and feel in my heart. I’m a keyboardist and a solo artist, but I consider myself more of a producer than an artist. I use different bands for different occasions, so my band could be a quartet or a full-blown jazz ensemble consisting of violins, woodwinds, brass, and all. For the Integrated Compositions album, I used a variety of noted musicians.” 

Contributing venerated talents include Multi-instrumentalist and Academy Award Winner Nicholas Payton; Bass Guitarist Donald Ramsey; Vocalists Rashaad Carlton, Michael Brown, and Felicia Bossier; Drummers Russell Batiste, Joe Dyson, and Jason Carpenter; Guitarists, Andrew Block and Adam Hawley; Percussionist Ricky “Bongo” Carthen; Saxophonist Jamil Ford; Flutist Scott Mayo; Trumpeter Daryl Williams; and Rapper Damian “Deno V-Flyy” Duplessis. Ciré, himself, provides performances on piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, organ, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, string synthesizer, melodica, and vocorder. 

It’s easy to see how Ciré’s music has taken its present sound and form. For his efforts to this end, his loyal, international fan base continues to grow. 

Integrated Compositions by Ciré is available from quality online digital music stores worldwide on January 26, 2019.  Visit the Official Website of Ciré at https://www.cirethemaestrocom.

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Ciré’s new EP, “Integrated Compositions” is truly a musical work of art. Appropriately named, Integrated Compositions is a combination of Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Classical music genres, carefully blended with the world renown sound of New Orleans unique musical style, to produce the most colorful musical tapestry ever created.

The EP incorporates some of the greatest musicians of the century as you have never heard them. Featuring the provocative, genre-defying, pitch-bending trumpet solo of Academy Award Winner, multi-instrumentalist, Nicholas Payton, the incredible Donald Ramsey on Bass, the captivating vocals of Rashaad Carlton, and the smooth dynamic vocals of Michael Brown.

Integrated Compositions features Ciré on Piano, Rhodes Piano, Clavinet, Organ, Synthesizers, Vocorder, Melodica, Bass Synthesizer, Drum Programming, and String Arrangements.

Participating Musicians:

Drums: Russell Batiste, Joe Dyson, Jason Carpenter
Guitar: Andrew Block, Adam Hawley
Bass: Donald Ramsey
Percussion: Ricky “Bongo” Carthen
Vocals: Rashaad Carlton, Michael Brown
Background Vocals: Felicia Bossier, Rashaad Carlton, Michael Brown
Alto Saxophone: Jamil Ford
Trumpet: Nicholas Payton, Darryl Williams
Flute: Scott Mayo
Vocal Samples: Ciré, Gerard Baptiste
Spoken Word Narration: Eric “Breeze” Dunbar, Damian “Dino V–Flyy Guy” Duplessis

Produced by Ciré
Executive Producer: Eric “Breeze” Dunbar
Recorded at Archetype Recording Studio
Mixed and Mastered at Panoramic Sound Lab Studio by Wayne Stalling

Copyright © 2018 by Chikelu Music, a division of Sea Breeze Records. All rights reserved.

Anybody can be a sideline quarterback. But it’s a different story when the ball is in your hand. Success is all about what you do, or is it?  Sometimes success is about what you don’t do.

Music Artists have been conditioned by the music industry to be followers. Followers follow the lead of leaders. But to become a leader you must first learn to follow. But how long do you follow? The answer is simple: You follow until you discover that you are a leader.  When you discover that you are a leader the only thing left to follow is your heart.

— Cire’

Here is a preview of “Tone for Tony (featuring Nicholas Payton)” from my New EP “Integrated Compositions”. The EP is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018.

“Tone for Tony (featuring Nicholas Payton)” — Written by Eric Nicholas and Russell Batiste. Produced and arranged by Cire’. Recorded at Archetype Recording Studio. Mixed and Mastered by Wayne Stalling at Panoramic Sound Lab Studio for Sea Breeze Records.

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