Tia Fuller’s third Mack Avenue Records release, Angelic Warrior, showcases her continuing evolution as instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. After five years in Beyoncé’s band, the pop diva’s attention to detail in the studio inspired Tia. As the co-producer of Angelic Warrior, Fuller asserts a heightened focus in the editing, mixing and mastering process. And as the Assistant Musical Director for Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society touring band, Tia applies her pop and jazz chops on behalf of some of the hottest artists in music today. Along with Tia’s stellar band, Angelic Warrior includes some very special guest artists. Three-time Grammy® winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Dianne Reeves lends her talents on the beautiful “Body and Soul.” Grammy-winning bassist, composer and producer John Patitucci is featured on several songs—as is renowned jazz drummer, composer and 2012 Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Terri Lyne Carrington. On Angelic Warrior, Fuller makes an aesthetic statement that’s fully her own. The album celebrates the peaceful demeanor of the ‘angel’ and the drive and determination of the ‘warrior’ spirit within. Tia explains, “While writing this album, I was balancing different aspects in my life and career… trying to pull from the ‘warrior’ energy, while remaining graceful in my spirit. We can all celebrate the Angelic Warrior within ourselves by trusting in our vision, doing the work and maintaining a level of peace.” Angelic Warrior also pays loving homage to angels in her life: her family and friends. As Fuller reflects, “I wanted to celebrate core individuals who serve as pillars of inspiration.” Muzycy: Tia Fuller (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Shamie Royston (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Mimi Jones (acoustic bass); Rudy Royston (drums).