JordanCozart

Jordan Cozart “NEW BEGINNINGS”  - Making this CD project was a “Labor of Joy”; producing, writing, arranging and performing all the music.  We are amazed everyday by what we can achieve when we allow the gifts of God to work through us.

 

Frankie Jordan, a seasoned musician, has perfected his musical talents as a keyboardist, vocalist, writer and producer.  Born and raised in New Jersey Frankie has always been around music. With his brothers and sisters taking piano lessons and playing trumpet in his school band from an early age.  The real thirst for music  captured Frankie while attending Newark’s Arts High School –  a school that has produced such notables as jazz legend vocalist Sarah Vaughn, R&B vocalist Melba Moore,  dancer/choreographer, Savion Glover, actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, jazz musicians, Woody Shaw and Wayne Shorter.  It was truly a “Fame” experience.

 

Frankie continued his music training at Howard University, in Washington, DC. where he studied and work with many of the great musicians (jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, the Black Byrds, classical composer Aaron Copland, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye. As an original member of the HU Gospel Choir (with Richard Smallwood), he had the opportunity of traveling across the country sharing the stage with Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, New York Community Choir, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and many others gospel greats. Frankie went on to receive his master degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

 

In the New York metropolitan area, he form his own band with singer Synthia James performing in various venues across the country.  As performers they had the pleasure of sharing the stage and recording sessions with such artist as Hal David (of Burt Bacharach and Hal David), Geri Allen, Melba Moore, Phyllis Hyman, Lou Rawls, and his good friend Mino Cinelu (world class percussionist with Miles Davis, Weather Report, Sting, Herbie Hancock) and many others.

 

Frankie has performed in various musical productions over the years.  One of his highlights was in when he had the opportunity to coordinate and work with the New Jersey Inspirational Choir touring South Africa for the second anniversary of the end of apartheid.  With guest artist Donald Malloy they did a special performance for President Mandela as well as performed at the famed Sun City Resort complex, universities and churches across the country.  Just experiencing the sounds and music of this wonderful country was a blessing.  There is more but that story is still being written….

 

Marlo Cozart… (pronounced Co-zart [like Mozart]) As Marlo would say “I love music and CANNOT imagine my life without it.” I am always singing, whistling, humming and hearing music in my head.  I sing where ever I can.  Marlo was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Hampton University in Virginia and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Marlo says “I love my husband and my two children David “Trey” and Christian.  I enjoy reading and studying my bible, reading romance novels, and spending time with family and friends.  I am a worshiper and enjoy spending time with the Lord.  I sing gosel, jazz, and R&B music and I am influenced by all types of music genres.”

 

An interesting story about Marlo:  A couple of years ago Marlo entered a singing talent contest sponsored by the Soigne Company.  The six-week competition was held in a local New Jersey night club.  When ask what type of music are you going to sing for this competition Marlo replied “Gospel Music”.  Everyone (family and friends) told Marlo you can’t win a talent competition in a night club singing Gospel Music.  You need to sing some contemporary R&B or Hip Hop music.  But Marlo did not listen.  For the six week competition Marlo sung Gospel Music and beat out her opponents week after week.  This is a competition where the audience was the judge.  When it was all said and done Marlo won the competition and walked away with the $1,000.00 prize.  Marlo takes the Lord where ever she goes and He is her light in the time of storm.  Through Marlo – “His light shines”.

 

Jordan Cozart is a joining of Frankie’s and Marlo’s unique gifting/talents and their love of the Lord coming together for this special project.  We hope you enjoy all that we bring to you…..

 

Thanks again for spending time with us and our music.

 

Frankie and Marlo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Cozart – “New Beginnings” CD

 

Production Credits and Notes

 

All songs produced and arranged by Frankie Jordan except:

 

Marlo Cozart & Frankie Jordan for “When He Calls Your Name” and “One More Day”

 

Steve Wilson for “When He Calls Your Name – Praise Mix”

 

All vocals by: Frankie Jordan and Marlo Cozart /

 

with Isiah Johnson on  background vocals for

 

“When He Calls Your Name.” and

 

“When He Calls Your Name (PraiseMix).”

 

Synthia James: Vocal arrangements for

 

There’s a Secret, Gonna Make A Liar, Love Exchange.

 

Musicians – Frankie Jordan on all songs except:

 

Myron C. Smith on “His Eye is on the Sparrow”

 

Jon Williams (of Almond Productions – Jamaica) on “Giving All the Love and Praises”.

 

Recorded: Adam7 Studio, Newark, NJ except:

 

“Giving All the Love and Praises” instrumental tracks recorded at

 

Matrix One Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Mixing/Mastering: Venture Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

CD Package Design Creative Director – Joe Jones / Art Director/

 

Photographer (inside CD jacket) – Ramon Ariel www.cargocollective.com/ramonariel/

 

Cover Graphic Design – Noelle S. Jordan www.noellesjordan.com

 

JC Website photo gallery photos courtesy of Monty Blackmore, www.MontyBlackmore.com

 

and Ron Wyatt Photography www.ronwyattphotos.com

 

All songs published through JC MediaWorks Publishing (ASCAP)

 

 

CLICK VIDEOS
GIVING ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISES

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  • I Will Put My Trust In Him

    I WILL PUT MY TRUST IN HIM

     

     

    I will put my trust in Him

    I will put my trust in the one who saves all souls

     

    Stand against wrong, Move fear from my way

    Learning to live my life in the Holy Savior’s way

     

    He will cleanse my soul, So He can make me whole

    Learning to live again, Learning to walk with Him

    Starting my life from today

     

                                                               Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by Frankie Jordan

  • Giving All The Love And Praises

    GIVING ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISES

     

    Giving all the love and praises to God

    Giving all the love and praises to Him who is worthy

    Worthy of all the praise

     

    The Lord is my shepherd – He watches over me

    He knows all the troubles – that only my heart can see

    He helps me to carry my load – through and every day

    But best of all – my God can help you In the same loving reassuring way

     

    Giving all the love and praises to God

    Giving all the love and praises to Him who is worthy

    Giving all the love and praises to Him who is worthy

    Worthy of all the praise

     

    Dear God thank you for the love You give

    You’ve been so very good to me

    And as I go through each and everyday

    I’m gonna try to help every one to see Your way

    Won’t you just take time to look at the universe

    He’s planned so well

    As I fall on my knees with my face to the sun

    I have peace of mind where before I had none

    Give Him all the, give Him all the praise

     

    Giving all the love and praises to God

    Giving all the love and praises to Him who is worthy

    Giving all the love and praises to Him who is worthy

    Worthy of all the praise Worthy of all, all, all……..

    Give Him all the praise, worthy of all, worthy of all

    Give Him the praise, give Him the joy, give Him the glory

    Give Him the honor, all you can, all the love (ad-lib)

     

                                                               Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by: Frankie Jordan

  • God Blessed Me

    GOD BLESSED ME

     

    On the day that you were born life changed for me

    I felt your magic from the start

    With one look in your heart then I knew

    That now my life is you

     

    And as I’ve watched you grow I’ve gained a special friend

    One whose heart and joy is always true

    And from the start to this very special day

    I’ll cherish these moments of you

     

    God blessed me with you in my life

    Gave His love to shine through you

    God blessed me with you in my life

    And He made a perfect song He sings in you

     

    And on this special day a lady you’ve become

    With wonder you’ll face the world anew

    But in my heart you will always be

    The joy that shines in me

     

    God blessed me with you in my life

    Gave His love to shine through you

    God blessed me with you in my life

    And He made a perfect song He made a perfect song

    He made a perfect song

    He sings in you…..

     

    Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by: Frankie Jordan

  • There's A Secret

    THERE’S A SECRET

     

    Ah, ah, ah – listen – to your soul

    There’s a secret – of the spirit – and a way of the soul

    If we listen – and we’re open – we may all come to know

    Of the beauty – and the wisdom – that we all – have inside

    Be receiving – and be giving – from the truth – try not to hide

     

    There’s a secret – let your inner beauty show

    Know yourself’s the key to serenity –you’ll glow, glow

     

    Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ahhhhh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ahhhhh (2x)

     

    I control my – mental household – I don’t have – fears or doubts

    A guiding light shines – through the window

    Of my soul and never goes out

     

    Let His pathway – shine before you – into every – perfect day

    I am guarded – I am guided – by a voice – showing the way

     

    There’s a secret – let your inner beauty show

    Know yourself’s the key – to serenity – you’ll glow, glow

    Let your light shine – let your light shine – for all the world to see

     

    There’s a secret – let your inner beauty show

    Know yourself’s the key – to serenity – you’ll glow, glow

     

     Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by Frankie Jordan & Synthia James

  • Gonna Make A Liar

    GONNA MAKE A LIAR

    Didn’t wanna take a chance

    Wasn’t looking for romance

    Just for a good time – I told you,

    I don’t need your love

    Don’t make me a liar

     

    You were moving much too fast

    You told me to forget the past

    Enjoy the moment – just relax

    With all of my defenses down

    You’re goona make me a liar

     

    Gonna make a liar, a liar out of me

    Didn’t want to love – didn’t want to need

    Gonna make a liar, a liar out of me

    Glad you took the time or we wouldn’t be_____

     

    (intro interlude – music)

     

    Ooh, ooh, i’m so glad you made me a liar (oooh verse)

     

    How it got out of hand, I will never understand

    I only know i – don’t wanna fight it

    I’m so glad you took the time – to make me a liar

     

    Gonna make a liar, a liar out of me

    Didn’t want to love – didn’t want to need

    Gonna make a liar, a liar out of me

    Glad you took the time or we wouldn’t be_____

     

    (intro interlude – music)

     

    You’re gonna make, you’re gonna make (vamp)

    You’re gonna make a liar I didn’t wanna love, I didin’t wanna need I didn’t wanna need

    Glad you took the time or we wouldn’t be_____

     

     Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by Frankie Jordan & Synthia James

  • Love Exchange

    LOVE EXCHANGE

     

    It’s a love exchange, you give it to me

    I give it to you, handle gently

    It’s a love exchange, giving you my heart

    Giving all my love, giving all I’ve got

     

    A love exchange that built on trust,

    I know the risk, I’ve got faith in us

    Little difference, I know that we can work them out

    I love you, baby love you, you, oh, oh

    No matter what you say or do

    I plan on stayng here with you

    I give my love to you for a life time

     

    (chorus)

     

    This love exchange from me to you

    Means open hearts now, I’ll see right through

    When you’re down, feeling, lonely and blue

    I’ll be right here, no matter what you are going through

    I’ll sooth you, baby move you, you, you, you

    Move you, sooth you

     

    (chorus)

     

    I love you – you love me, I need you, you need me

    A love exchange is something special that we can’t explain

    The kind of love that makes you do some really crazy things

    I don’t need love from nobody

    Like I need your loving oh baby

    The love you give to me drives me crazy

    I want you, I need you, don’t wanna – be without you

    I give my love to you for a life time

    I just want to be with you baby

    I love the fact that you are my lady

    I cherish and adore you

    I put no one before you

    I give my love to you for a life time

    (repeat)

     

    It’s a love exchange, you give it to me,

    I give it to you, handle gently

    It’s a love exchange, you give it to me

    I give it to you, handle gently

    Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    Words and music by: Frankie Jordan, Synthia James and Ser’ Darius Blain

     

  • One More Day

    ONE MORE DAY

     

    All things in God’s time never ever mine……..

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m living without You

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m living without You

     

    Frustrated, I don’t feel appreciated. I work so hard everyday,

    but nothing ever seems to go my way.

    Impatient, I don’t like to wait.

    Want the Lord to meet all my needs

    And not how He pleases.

    When God when, how much longer do I have to wait

     

    I’m tired, frustrated, I can’t take it no more

     

    Pray all day, (can’t hold on much longer) then again at night

    I’m about to give up on You, cause You just ain’t getting it right

    Lord I’m tired. What more do You want me to do?

    I asked You to ordered my steps

    But it seems my request ain’t getting to You

     

    My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?

    I’m so restless, I’m starting to loose my peace, yeah

     

    Do You hear me, what else do I need to do?

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m living without You

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m living without You

     

    (Talking): hmmmm, let me look in His word. Wow….. James chapter two tells me to…

     

    Remember what He said in His word.

    Faith without works is dead.

    If you leave Him now you won’t get ahead.

    All things work together for good.

    For those who love God,

    Gotta keep your head to the sky.

    Gotta trust in Him, with all your heart, mind and soul.

    Cause we serve a God who can not lie.

     

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m still gonna praise you any way every day

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m still gonna praise you any way every day

    One more day if things don’t go my way, I’m still gonna praise you any way every day

    Gonna trust Him until I die

    All things in God’s time – never ever – mine……..

     

    Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by: Frankie Jordan and Marlo Cozart

  • His Eye Is On The Sparrow

     

    HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

     

    Oh yes, oh yes, Jesus, Jesus, I just love to call Him. God’s so good…….

    Why should I feel discouraged?

    Why should the shadows come

    And why should my heart be lonely

    And long for heaven and home

    When Jesus is my portion

    And my constant friend is He

    For His eye is on the sparrow

    And I know He watches me

    His eye is on the sparrow

    And I know He watches me

     

    Let not your heart be troubled

    His tender word I always hear

    And resting on His goodness

    I lose all my doubts and all my fears

    Tho by His path He ledeth

    But not one single step I may see

    His eye is on the sparrow

    And I know He watches over me

    His eye is on the sparrow

    And I know He watches me

     

    I sing because I am happy

    And I sing because I am free

    His eye is on the sparrow

    And I know He watches over me

    I sing because I am happy

    And I sing because I am free

    His eye is on the sparrow,

     

    And I know He watches over

    I know He watches over

    I know He watches me

    I know my God watches over me

                                              (Arrangement) Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    Written by: Mrs. C.D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel

  • Just Hold On

     

    JUST HOLD ON

    (Jordan Cozart – featuring Ser’Darius Blain)

     

    When you’ve run all out of words to say

    And you don’t know if you’ll make it another day

    When it seems like all your friends are gone

    And it seems like such a struggle to hold your faith

    It seems like there’s a cloud above you

    And it seems like nobody loves you……

     

    Just hold on, just be strong, it won’t be long

    Till the Lord pulls you through

    Keep the faith, don’t you sway,

    He’ll make a way – if you just hold on – if you just hold on

    Bkgd: hold on, hold on, hold on lead: if you just hold on…..

     

    When you’ve gone through the highs and the lows

    And you don’t think you can handle another blow

    It seems just like your heart is dying

    What will you do – where will you go?

    It seems like such a struggle, just to hold your faith

    Just call on the name of Lord

    And here – is what He’ll say

     

    Just hold on, just be strong, it won’t be long

    Till the Lord pulls you through

    Keep the faith, don’t you sway,

    He’ll make a way – if you just hold on – if you just hold on

    Bkgd: hold on, hold on, hold on lead: if you just hold on…..

     

    **** rap ****

    When I felt like givin up, and I was feelin all the pain

    All the agony and heartache affected my brain

    I made the wrong move, started getting down on myself

    Instead of lookin to the hills and askin God for help

    I know He’ll never leave me or forsake me fa-shor

    But the devil be attackin and you already know

    He’s been defeated since about a trillion years ago

    But he makes it seem as if he’s a worthy foe

     

    You’ve gotta – stay strong, hold on, just remember it won’t be long

    Till the Lord comes back and makes everything right

    But until then, we’re gonna fight the good fight

    And I know we won’t lose with the Lord on our side

    He sacrificed His only son so that we could survive

    I said I know we won’t lose with the Lord on our side

    He sacrificed his only son so that we could survive

     

    Hold on – just hold on – just hold on

    Bkgd: hold on, hold on, hold on lead: just hold on…..

     

                          Adlib end:

    When the light of day shines on you.

    When darkness grabs you thru and thru

    Don’t you sway, He guides your way

    When the light of hate shines on you

    When the darkness reaches all around you

    He’ll hold your soul, hold on , hold on

    When the days are long and cold

    When the nights you don’t think will hold

    When your dreams don’t seem to reach

    Just stay the course, He’ll pull you thru

    Oh open your heart and see what prayer will do

    Just fall on your knees He’s there for you

    You remember he said….

     

    Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by: Frankie Jordan, Ser’Darius Blain

  • When He Calls Your Name

     

    WHEN HE CALLS YOUR NAME

     

    When He calls your name, you’ve gotta be prepared for what He brings

    Because He is the Alpha and Omega and He wants to save ya

    He’s got a plan for you but He’s not gonna beg ya no…

    No-o-o, No-o-o-o

    He gave us free choice so go on and lift your voice

    Rejoice, Before it’s to late………

    Awh, awh, awh, awh, Awh-awh-awh-awh-awh, Oh-oh-oh

     

    My Father knew me, before I was born

    He created me uniquely and completely – in his own image.

    He had great plans for me. Gave me gifts & talents – and lots of cre-a-tiv-i-ty

     

    He gave me skills to sing/ and a love for music

    Promised I’d minister to the masses

    To people of all races, creeds and classes

    My steps were ordered by God, Gotta keep it movin’ steady ‘

    Cause when He calls me, I’m gonna be ready!.

     

    I’m gonna be ready, Whenever you call me

    I’m gonna be ready, Whenever you call me

    Na, da,da,da,da,da        Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

    (BKGD: When the Lord calls your name – Gotta be ready for that day

    when He comes, when He comes.) Gonna be ready, Got to be ready for that day

    Gonna be ready, Got to be ready Freddy, Gonna be ready

     

    My Father knew me, before I was born.

    He created me uniquely & completely in his own image.

    Had great plans for me – Gave me gifts & talents – and lots of cre-a-tiv-i-ty

    When the Lord – calls my name – Got to be ready for – that beautiful, wonderful day

    Always stay prayed up and be ready

     

    When the Lord calls my name – I’ve got to be ready for that day

    Gonna be ready (He’s calling me- He’s calling me)

    Got to be ready Freddy – Gonna be ready for that day

    I hear you Lord, I hear you daddy, Gonna be ready Freddy

     

    Awh, awh, awh, awh, Awh-awh-awh-awh-awh, Awh-awh-awh

    Awh, awh, awh, awh, Awh-awh-awh-awh-awh, Awh-awh-awh

    Awh, awh, awh, awh, Awh-awh-awh-awh-awh, Awh-awh-awh

     

    BKGD: When the Lord calls your name – Gotta be ready for that day

    when He comes, when He comes.

     

     Published by JC MediaWorks / Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved

    words and music by: Frank Jordan, Marlo Cozart, Ser’Darius Blain

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