It may sound cliche, but Michael Burton was made for making music. Jackson native Michael Burton's musical gift was trained from an early age and honed through years of commitment. His mother was a singer with the Mississippi Mass Choir and his father a tenor saxophonist. In a home filled with music, he developed an affinity for soul and jazz. As a student in Jackson Public Schools, Burton took part in music programs offered at JPS's Academic and Performing Arts Complex (known as Power APAC) and after graduating from Murrah High School in 1996 he embarked on a journey to build on this musical legacy.
Since completing both bachelor's and master's degrees in Jazz Studies
Michael Burton (Alto-Sax) is a flat out beast on Ay Bay Bay. It's rare to
someone that just attacks a piece like he did and I found myself actually
hitting repeat several times, and even rewinding little bits and pieces
throughout thinking, DAMN that was hot!. -
The real intro track is Ay Bay Bay, and it not only sets up the set, it
very smooth Crusaders groove. Michael Burton listened to Maceo and
and his sax melody is excellent. He plays with style, but its not all sauce,
there's enough chicken fat to make a meal, too.
By Dave Morgan
Calvin admitted this is the first album he recorded with a live band, a band
that happens to belong to Inspirational singer Ann Nesby