Dawn of a New Day
Where does one begin? Well let\'s start at the beginning. Philadelphia, Pa. native Robert Landham and Newark, N.J. native Darryl E. Smith first met like a lot of musicians do, playing on a gig in different bands. Robert was leading his jazz quartet while Darryl was the guitarist in a funk band. Then a few months later they found themselves playing together in a cabaret band. A few months after that when Darryl was recording a christmas song for the Boys Choir of Harlem, he decided to use Robert on a solo on the Donny Hathaway classic, \'This Christmas.\' A few more months, when sorting out songs for a guitar record, Darryl decided to add saxophone to the mix for a more rounded sound and Madd Flow was born. The name comes from the fact that these two gentlemen are well versed in all styles of music. They have performed from duo to big band. This 13 song recording is just the beginning of their \'Nu Jazz\' addition to the genre of contemporary jazz.