Tuesday, 29 September 2020

WALTER RUNGE · WHY DONTCHA DO IT (RADIO SINGLE)

Label: Independent
September 14, 2020


Multi-instrumentalist Walter Runge just released Why Dontcha Do It. It's a new single from his 2019 album Bakers Dozen.

Monday, 28 September 2020

GREG MANNING · GRATEFUL (RADIO SINGLE)

Label: Greg Manning Music
July 27, 2020

Producer and keyboardist Greg Manning has just released his new single Grateful as a follow-up to Twinke, his previous # 1 single. Judah Sealy on sax is featured as guest artist in Grateful.

Sunday, 27 September 2020

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW EP 204


 Playlist:

Rob Zinn – Take That! Feat Greg Manning
Paula Atherton – Ain´T No Denyin´ - Don´T Let Me Wait – A Night In Madrid
Debora Galan – Make You Mine
Special Efx – Vacation For Life
Antonio Gómez – Aires De Mar - Redondo
Carol Albert Feat Paul Brown - Perfect Sunday
Sean U Feat Blake Aaron – Magic Hour
Wakana – (Feat: Darren Rahn & Koh Mr. Saxman) - Go For The Sound
Chieli Minucci – Mr. Marzipan
Blake Aaron (Feat Darren Rahn) – Groovers And Shakers
Airbone – Smooth Sailling
Lionel Richie – All Night Long 

Saturday, 26 September 2020

DAVE KOZ · COLORS OF A NEW DAY (BLUE)


About the color of this week: Blue, Dave says: “Today’s song from the album (to match the color blue), I must admit, is my favorite. A song written in NYC with my longtime collaborators Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, it’s called “Long Goodbyes” and features the absolutely gorgeous piano of one of the all-time greats (and a huge musical mentor to me and so many others), the amazing Bob James. There’s a really funny (and completely true) story of how Bob got involved with this song in the first place…click the blue video to hear it and hear the song. Trust me, you can’t make this stuff up!! :)

Thematically, this song is about that feeling of having to say goodbye to someone we don’t want to say goodbye to. The emotion behind that moment is represented in the song…wistful, but with a tinge of hopefulness, as if maybe this goodbye won’t be forever. It’s a feeling we are all familiar with, especially in the pandemic. One of the most difficult aspects of this period has been not being able to see our loved ones for so long, making those "long goodbyes” inevitable. But one day soon we will all be reunited…and what a reunion it will be!”

Friday, 25 September 2020

ROB ZINN · TAKE THAT! · RADIO SINGLE

Label: Rob Zinn Music 
September 14, 2020


Rob Zinn in his purest style. Take That! it's an invitation to fun!!


Rob Zinn: trumpet, flugelhorn, harmon
Darrell Crooks: guitars
Greg Manning: Keys, synths, bass and drum programming

Produced and mixed by Greg Manning

Available on all Digital Media Outlets

Thursday, 24 September 2020

DEBORA GALÁN · MAKE YOU MINE · RADIO SINGLE

Label: Independent 
September 24, 2020

Based in San Diego, Debora Galán spent her early childhood in Madrid, where her mother and grandfather sang flamenco at huge family gatherings. She was educated in Washington, D.C. and became a widely acculturated teen, listening to singers from Streisand to Sade.

After two decades as an R&B, jazz, gospel, and pop singer, Galán jumped out of the box with her 2016 album, All About Love. It was her first as a leader and primary composer. Carving out new stylistic territory, the latin jazz album was a clear reflection of her Spanish/Cuban heritage. She had reclaimed her full identity.

All About Love features 10 originals exploring the various aspects of love, from enchantment to heartbreak. Critics have praised Galán’s stirring vocal renditions and the rich and rhythmic arrangements framing them.

Debora Galán, Debora Galán has released her new single, Make You Mine. Produced by Emmy-winning Latin/World music producer, Allan Phillips, Make You Mine features sax virtuoso, Justo Almario, of the jazz-funk band, Koinonia. Phillips, who also produced Galán’s first album, All About Love, is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who has also played several of the instruments on this track including vibes.

Galán, has been working on her new project since returning SD after her last East Coast tour last summer (July 2019) where she was a featured vocalist at Blues Alley, in Washington, D.C., to debut her collaborations with genre-busting bassist/composer Christian de Mesones’ latest work. Galán co-wrote and was the featured vocalist for two songs, Hispanica and Sweetnight, on his album titled, They Call Me Big New York. Debora Galán brought the slow burn and endless rhythmic possibilities of Latin Jazz into the realm of Smooth Jazz. 

"Make You Mine" is something more than a love song, is Debora Galán with her sensual voice in a smooth and tender interpretation.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

BT ALC BIG BAND · THE IGUANA · RADIO SINGLE

Label: Vintage League Music 
August 27, 2020

BT ALC Big Band is excited to release new single "The Iguana", recorded remotely during the Covid19 pandemic.

Once again, the process began by getting VLM co-founder and Soulive drummer Alan Evans together with organist Darby Wolf at Iron Wax Studios to lay down the initial track for the rest of the band to work off of. BT ALC Big Band is known to employ the classic organ trio sound (organ bass) as their rhythm section but decided to use an electric bass for this recording. Bassist Nate Edgar (Nth Power / John Brown’s Body) and BT ALC Big Band co-leader Brian Thomas have been close friends and musical partners for years and were excited to reconnect for this project. “Nate is so musical, versatile and such a beautiful soul. We knew he’d be a perfect fit for this song” said Thomas.

"The Iguana" is inspired by the uptempo grooves on Grant Green’s classic album "Live At The Lighthouse" recorded in 1972. Evans suggested getting Soulive bandmate Eric Krasno to play guitar, which was perfect as no one has mastered the funky Grant Green lead and rhythm guitar sound more than Krasno. Rounding out the special guests is legendary flutist/tenor saxophonist Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars / Rolling Stones). Also contributing to this track are saxophonists Mark Zaleski, Pete Levesque, Mike Tucker, Tucker Antell & Jared Sims, trumpets Yaure Muniz, Alex Lee-Clark, Mark Berney & Doug Olsen, trombonists Ben Griffin, Brian Thomas, Clayton DeWalt & Rob Krahn, percussionist Yahuba Garcia.

Since the group's formation in 2011, BT ALC Big Band has gained a reputation for hard grooving original compositions featuring the most talented jazz and funk musicians in Boston. BT ALC Big Band draws from the big band traditions of Duke Ellington and Count Basie then infuses music from funk legends like James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, and The Meters, creating an undeniably unique sound, Big Band Funk.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

PAULA ATHERTON · CAN YOU FEEL IT? · REVIEW

Label: Dream On Records
September 18, 2020

Saxophonist and flutist Paula Atherton has enjoyed a long career in contemporary jazz. Her new album, "Can You Feel It?" already started to receive accolades with her single also titled "Can You Feel It," reaching #1 for three straight weeks on Billboard charts. The album features multiple producers, from Lou Gimenez, Bill Heller, better known as keyboardist for The Ripppingtons, Greg Manning, multi-instrumentalists Matt Godina and Nathan MItchell, Paul Brown and Schuyler Deale.

It's an album full of variety, from the latin rhythms of “One Night in Madrid”, the sensational version of Patrice Rushen's funky song “Forget Me Nots” amazing with Cindy Bradley on trumpet and trombone. Atherton's beautiful voice on the ballad "Calling You", the fantastic “Can You Feel It" which was Billboard's first #1 single and that gives its name to the album. Undoubtedly a real pleasure for listening, as well as its second single "Just Can't Stop".

"Funkulator" is the track that closes the album, another superb song that reinforces the variety and genius of a high-rise album where, in addition to Atherton, the guitarist and co-producer Lou Gimenez has a fundamental role, the appearance of up to five songs by Cindy Bradley, the presence on the keyboards and production of Greg Manning or the already mentioned Matt Godina and Nathan Mitchell.

"Can you Feel It?" It is a safe bet, where each of the songs is a delight, they make time pass too quickly and you want more Paula Atherton, although you will always have the opportunity to listen to it from the beginning and enjoy it again...

Javi Martin