Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Paris Toon and Mothers Favorite Child celebrates the fruits of inspiration through its “Jazz Soul” music. The key element in the Mothers Favorite Child music-making process is recording everything from the scratch vocals to rough jazz soul musical ideas as if it's the final recording. Each recording brings new magic and sometimes evolves into new sounds resulting in multiple interpretations of then and now. MothersFavoriteChild began as a gift of intuition . . . an intricate feeling deep within the core of producer/songwriter Paris Toon. Using his “gift”, Paris carefully assembled a collection of incredibly unique and talented individuals, and bestowed his lyrics and musical thoughts upon them.
With much nurturing, this gift grew to become the name for an incredible musical experience that reflects a time when R&B songs would bring impromptu smiles to our faces. A time when music caressed the heart, moved the soul and lifted the spirit. As a collective, the purpose of Mother's Favorite Child is to not only recall the roots of R&B, but to transcend the past and present face of the genre with its “Jazz Soul” sound. During our creative evolution, it is only natural to come back around and drink from our roots so that we may breed new energy. As a concept, the purpose of Mothers Favorite Child is to serve as a beautifully intuitive example of what music is supposed to feel like. The true spirit of Jazz Soul and R&B music must speak through every movement of its musicians and vocalists. It must thrive within the lyrics and melodies. Mother's Favorite Child is here to keep an unspoken promise to invoke this spirit and take it to a level beyond our immediate reach.
We invite you to come along for the journey . . .
If you’re thinking that the excitement of Mothers Favorite Child has reached its peak, think again and again! Just when the vibe of Mothers Favorite Child has you hitting the ceiling, they take you crashing right through it with their live performances. Try to imagine a stage where the energy of Woodstock meets the live chops of 70’s Sly & Stevie, 80’s Prince, 90’s Sade and you’ll still never see the climax coming.
Mothers Favorite Child has been seen performing at SOB’s New York City, House of Blues, The Blue Note and Jazz Festivals accross the country.
Awards:2011 Phoenix Music Awards Artist of the Year.
Paris Toon has some great songwriting and production skills. I had a great time playing bass with Mothers Favorite Child. - Fred Thomas - Bass Player James Brown (Sep 28, 2010)