Koran Daniels

Saxophonist, born and raised in New York. Koran mainly studied under Bill Ellington (nephew of Duke Ellington) and John Percel. Then he moved on to a brief partnership with the music major program at Cheyney State College in Pennsylvania. Realizing his foundation was solidly formed, Koran joined forces with friends he grew up with in the internationally known group Atlantic Starr to complete his professional status. While active with Atlantic Starr, Koran also recorded with The Temptations, Lonnie Liston Smith and Sun Ra as a section player as well as a soloist. Later as time passed he began to find his range of expression. To further its width a temporary break away from the group was needed to connect with Norman Connors' trumpeter Duke Jones (also an original member of the group before it became Atlantic Starr). Taking a group on tour to asia, Duke brought Koran on board for the trip to the east. As well as experiencing a new culture (Japan), Koran's prime directive was to learn and incorperate the Jazz form Be Bop into his R&B skills. He started to work with the Japanese blues artist Masaki Ueda. Being that Blues is so close to R&B, the professional relationship between Masaki and himself quickly materialized into a longtime friendship. Working together as much as their individual schedules will permit them to. Other Tokyo based artists he works with include Nanase Aikawa, Oguro Maki, and Lyrico. Experiencing the east with more vocabulary, he rejoins forces with his old time friends Atlantic Starr when they bring there tour to Asia. Furthermore, Korian has performed with Bobby Watson (original bassist from Rufus & Chaka Khan), Tommy Campbell, Paul Jackson (original bassist from Herbie Hancock's Headhunters) and others such as Jazz artists Stan Gilbert and Tom Pierson, pop artists such as Swing Out Sister, r&b artists Janet Kaye and Diana King, and reggae artists Sly & Robbie. Dorian hand picked a specially formed Smooth Jazz quartet to perform for the grand opening at the Bilboard Live in Tokyo and has performed at other venues such as the Osaka Blue Note and the Cotton Club in Tokyo.
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AVCD 17406-7 Koran Daniels - Cruising album art GTS Fly Over The Horizon GTS - Cruising(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot., P/Mixed) Avex Trax AVCD 17406-7 Japan 2004 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

L 36946 Koran Daniels - Straight To The Point album art Atlantic Starr Losin' You Atlantic Starr - Straight To The Point (Album) A&M Records L 36946 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
JC 36373 Koran Daniels - Love Is The Answer album art Lonnie Liston Smith Lonnie Liston Smith - Love Is The Answer (Album) Columbia JC 36373 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4833 Koran Daniels - Radiant album art Atlantic Starr Atlantic Starr - Radiant (Album) A&M Records SP-4833 US 1980 Sell This Version
LR-8101, LR8101 Koran Daniels - Alfonzo album art Alfonzo Alfonzo - Alfonzo (Album) LARC Records, LARC Records LR-8101, LR8101 US 1982 Sell This Version
SP-4883 Koran Daniels - Brilliance album art Atlantic Starr Atlantic Starr - Brilliance (Album) A&M Records SP-4883 US 1982 Sell This Version
SP-4948 Koran Daniels - Yours Forever album art Atlantic Starr Atlantic Starr - Yours Forever (Album) A&M Records SP-4948 US 1983 Sell This Version
APRD-5003 Koran Daniels - Ever Green album art Melodie Sexton Forest Bath Melodie Sexton - Ever Green(CD, Album) Ape's Records APRD-5003 US 1998 Sell This Version
069 493 070-2 Koran Daniels - The Best Of Atlantic Starr  album art Atlantic Starr Atlantic Starr - The Best Of Atlantic Starr (Comp) A&M Records 069 493 070-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
AVCD 17194~5 Koran Daniels - Greatest Hits & Works album art GTS I Still Believe and 1 more… GTS - Greatest Hits & Works(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot.) Avex Trax AVCD 17194~5 Japan 2002 Sell This Version

Featuring & Presenting

none Koran Daniels - Sweet Cruise album art Various Fly Over The Horlzon Various - Sweet Cruise(CD, Mixed) NEW BREED Inc. none Japan 2016 Sell This Version