LEJUMP: Changing Directions-Featuring Milo on KeyboardsIf you like Retro Rock Music like Berlin, Blondie or Pat Benatar, then take a chance on Le Jump- "Changing Directions". Originally recorded in 1985 & now available for the first time ever in 20 years! Many of you out there, mostly in the west coast area of Los Angeles & Las Vegas, will remember this group touring with such mega groups as Cheap Trick, Quiet Riot & many others. This recording was mixed & mastered at the famous Unique Recording Studio in New York by noted Producer, Chris "Lord" Alge, who worked with Bruce Springsteen on "Dancin' in the Dark" at that time. The Production is very good for the era & still stands the test of time...This also features multi-instrumentalist, Milo on Keyboards & 2 Rare Bonus Studio Tracks!
The following is a brief history as told by keyboardist Milo, on behalf of the band...
In 1981, it was brought to my attention that there was a very good band playing at the legendary Troubadour night club here in Las Vegas & that I should check them out. Interestingly, the band was called LeJump & they were looking for a keyboard player. After seeing one of their shows, I was impressed with the band & I went to introduce myself to see if I could set up an audition.
Now this was a band that had a very good shot at being extremely successful. They had all the elements you would associate with a professional band(Pro Lights, Road crew, Sound, Gear & Management; Mark Callas-son of the famous comedian Charlie Callas). The band had a burning desire to go Big Time & in the four years I was with them, we were on the roller coaster ride of our lives. From opening concerts of such mega groups as Cheap Trick & Quite Riot, to dealing with state of the art Producers like Roy Thomas Baker(The Cars) & Cris Lord Alge(Bruce Springsteen / Dancin' in the Dark), we were on our way.
On the local level, the band won four consecutive years in the Las Vegas Review Journals Best Rock Club Band category in 1982-85.
In all honesty, that band should have made it. But the powers that be took the leader/main writer of the band away & it broke up shortly after that...
So what you have "hear" is a rare piece of musical history at a time when music still had class & a meaningful direction. The songs still give you a special feeling when you understand the passion behind the recording of them.
Check out the artist's website:
1. You're The One
2. Changing Directions
3. Call Me From Paris
4. Take That Smile
5. Remember My Name
6. Appelle moi de Paris
7. I Won't Ever Take That Smile Away