ARTIST BIO: Co-created by keyboardist Neil Artwick & guitarist Robert Davis, Chicago's Lake Effect presents a delectable blend of Latin, funk, jazz, and R&B elements all connected by exciting rhythms and activated by a vital groove. Lake Effect is Chicago's seminal smooth jazz\funk band, they were the home of Michael Manson, and Steve Cole, before they both moved into their solo careers.
Davis was founder of the group Cooly Cool, originally formed with bassist Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones and keyboardist/saxophonist Ari Brown of Elvin Jones' group. He's worked with Patty Smyth and John Waite and, while residing in New York, he wrote his own feature column in Guitar World Magazine. For his part, Artwick has operated as a top call sessionist having played, written, or produced hundreds of commercial spots for radio & TV. He's scored for A&E's Biography, several PBS series, and for independent films; in addition, his keyboard work can also be heard on the theme for "Oprah".
Davis and Artwick first collaborated about 10 or so years ago, and thru a variety of projects their arrangements & compositions have continued to grow and develop. An Ocean Away, their debut as Lake Effect in 2002, ably demonstrated their creative style and sound. Now with Brighter Moments the duo presents as compelling a collection as you're likely to hear in the genre. From that effort, we've selected the liquid 773!!