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Victor McClain from Georgia Atlanta North

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Victor is a multi-talented musician, singer, song writer, and producer but his main instruments are the wood winds.(saxes, clarinets and flutes)His career started at an early age while he was still in Jr High School, ( middle school) playing his first big professional gig at CBS Television on a summer time music show which was hosted by famed comedian Marty Engels. Mr. Engels personally praised Victor’s flute playing. Victor would later go on to 20th Century records to be under the direction of producer Bob Crewe ,(who made his mark with Frankie Valli And The Four Season in the 50’s and 60’s ) during the 11th Hour band and The Bob Crewe Generation campaign of the disco 70’s and he also spent some time at A&M Records on a few projects. Victor has jammed with many well known musicians including Larry Dunn keyboardist from the original Earth, Wind & Fire, drummer Daryl Clifton of Blood Stone and Latin Jazz artist The Garcia Brothers. Over the years he has shared the stage and show venues with some well known names such as Tito Puente ,Tierra, Malo, War, Carlos Santana and Sheryl Lynn. Victor also had the chance to play at many Southern California venues like The Hop,The Paladium, The Lighthouse, The Strand, Mavericks Flats, Concerts By The Sea and The Glen Helen Pavilion. His multi-talent allowed Victor to play in many Southern California Bands. La Faultline, Messiah, Blue Field just to name a few and the mighty United World Orchestra which was one of California’s top bands.Victor, The U.nited R.hythm & G.roove E.xchange and Heaven & Earth Studios offers a variety of music from classical to gospel and even a little rock and many times his music reflects a mixture of the different musical styles , all performed, engineered, mixed and mastered by Victor with special guests showing up every now and then.His latest project “Let Your Mind Fly” is a smooth mix of Latin Jazz and Smooth Jazz and is due to be realeased in 2011. The Title Track is available as a vocal single version at cdbaby.com and will be also on the cd as a vocal-jazz version. So let your mind fly to the sounds of The United Rhythm & Groove Exchange. Peace. Out.
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Cd release
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 13 Dec 2011 06:17 AM
Good day music lovers. We are proud to announce the completion of the latest project by Victor McClain entitled “Let Your Mind Fly.” It’s a smooth mix of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz and Pop. Performing with Victor are some great names in indie music. On guitars are Jake Merritt and the very talented and well known Arnell Byrd. On vocals we have Oscar E. Contreras and Gerry Cruz. “Let Your Mind Fly” is a 2 disc set with a remix of some songs in a Spanish version. Also we are proud to have a special guest on this project, the world renowned Artist Alfredo Arrequin who’s artwork appears on the CD and 2disc. Mp3’s will be available for streaming and listening soon. The scheduled release date is 12-10-2011 and will be available at www.cdbaby.com if you wish a physical CD and on many music sites for downloads.

Cd update
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 25 Feb 2011 06:53 AM
Good day music lovers. My new CD is coming along great. Instead of doing all of the instruments myself, i’ve got some cool katts playing with me. For those of you that speak spanish, i will be doin a spanish version on some songs. I’ve got someone working on the vocal translation right now. By doing this, the Cd is now going to be a double cd, but i’m not going to change the cd pricing. I’ve played in Latin rock, funk, r&b and jazz bands so i thought the spanish variation would be cool. As always be patient with me on getting back to you. As this project unfolds i will next be working on a new band and perfomance venues and will let you know when and where that will be. Be cool. Peace.

Press News
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 17 Oct 2010 04:58 AM
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTISTS CERTIFICATION Let Your Mind Fly Released by: Victor McClain to be an INTERNATIONAL TOP 15 Date of Eligibility: 09/26/2010 ~ Certification ID#: 20100376710 This is to certify that The International Association of Independent Recording Artists has completed its research of the above referenced internationally released recording. IAIRA recognizes and honors artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in sound recording. IAIRA certification is issued without regard to advertisement, political prowess, subjective interpretation, or personal opinion. IAIRA extensively researches various credible reporting charts and determines eligibility for certification based on chart position attained by a specific work. In view of its findings, IAIRA hereby certifies that the aforementioned recording has achieved “SIGNIFICANT” activity in an internationally recognized reporting chart and is therefore CERTIFIED as indicated above. C E R T I F I C A T I O N The undersigned does hereby certify that on the basis of information acquired, the foregoing is true and factual to the best of his or her knowledge and belief. 10/13/2010 Mark L. Carman Chief Operating Officer The International Association of Independent Recording Artists

CERTIFICATION
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 16 Oct 2010 04:42 AM
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTISTS.Let Your Mind Fly Released by : Victor McClain to be an INTERNATIONAL TOP 15.This is to certify that The International Association of Independent Recording Artists has completed its research of the above referenced internationally released recording.AIRA recognizes and honors artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in sound recording. IAIRA certification is issued without regard to advertisement, political prowess, subjective interpretation, or personal opinion. IAIRA extensively researches various credible reporting charts and determines eligibility for certification based on chart position attained by a specific work. In view of its findings, IAIRA hereby certifies that the aforementioned recording has achieved “SIGNIFICANT” activity in an internationally recognized reporting chart and is therefore CERTIFIED as indicated above. Mark L. Carman Chief Operating Officer The International Association of Independent Recording Artists 10/13/2010

CD SALE
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 18 Sep 2010 03:44 AM
In celebration of the up and coming release of my new cd “Let Your Mind Fly” all of my cds at cd baby will be on sale for only $5 including the double old school r&b cd “Da Web Respun” by the United Rhythm & Groove Exchange. Peace. :D :devil:

New Music
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 06 Dec 2007 03:09 AM
Hi folks. I decided to get a little wild for a minute before i get thrown into studio lock-down. Check out my latest. Peace. 

SmoothJazz.com Review
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 04 Oct 2007 02:09 PM
Teaching oneself to play a musical instrument is challenging enough, but when you consider that Victor McClain was ten years of age when he did so is really quite the feat. What makes this accomplishment even more unusual is the method McClain used… he learned to play clarinet by playing along to jazz recordings (remember, we are talking about someone who was only ten years old at the time). Also schooling himself to read music gave him the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as a performer in orchestra, marching and jazz bands throughout high school and college. A lover of diverse musical styles, McClain is now proficient on saxophone, flute and keyboards and he is a vocalist as well. His multi-faceted talents are put to the test on his new release MYSTIC JOURNEY as the inventory of credits lists McClain as producer, songwriter, performer, engineer and even graphic designer. One listen (and look) through the CD leaves no doubt that McClain passes all tests with flying colors. Standing out for its elegance and refinement, "Sensual" has a tender, amorous tone that enfolds its listener. We are treated to another side of McClain as he picks up the pace and puts down the funk for "Groovin’ In G.A." As refreshing as its title suggests, "Caribbean Breeze" is bright and buoyant… close your eyes and feel the warm waves roll over your feet. With its variety of musical styles, MYSTIC JOURNEY is a trip worth taking.

author: Beth Lewis



Review of "Mystic Journey" by Xavier P. for RadioIndy!
POSTED BY: xavierpersad POSTED ON: 05 Aug 2007 07:26 PM
Jazz-lovers, the answer to all your desires is finally here – Victor McClain’s latest release, “Mystic Journey”! Traversing the worlds of Latin jazz, R&B jazz, and smooth-jazz, this audio voyage leaves no destination out! Perhaps there’s nothing very ‘mystic’ about what makes this journey so enticing – there’s only one thing that could make a record so appealing: raw, irrefutable talent! Victor’s divine compositions of jazz bass leads, jazz piano, flute melodies, brass instruments, and Latin percussion combine to produce an irresistible audio heaven! What’s more, the production of “Mystic Journal” is nothing short of flawless! This soundtrack sets the perfect mood for an evening of passionate love and romance! Keep your eyes and ears open jazz fans, Victor McClain is about to hit your world by storm!
-Xavier P. for RadioIndy
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URGE RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE REMIX OF THEIR MUSICAL STYLE WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR LATEST PROJECT.
POSTED BY: mysticmusic POSTED ON: 27 Jul 2007 02:43 PM
Urge Records has released their latest project utilizing Afro-Latin rhythms and percussions on the cd entitiled Mystic Journey. Mystic Journey is a blend of smooth-jazz, r&b, funk, and jazz saturated in rich Latin sauces including mambos,songos and salsas.We decided to add more of a Latin sound to our music to give it a flavor to savor says song writer and producer Victor McClain. Friend and fan Richard Admill says its an awesome production that trancends multiple dimensions of musical taste and its a must have cd for any collection. Mystic Journey was released on cd baby.com on Friday July, 20th, 2007 and is being well recieved by the listeners who have visited the site. Go listen for yourselves at www.cdbaby.com/cd/victormcclain4 and you can also dip your ears in salsa, hot medium or mild. Peace.

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