Tuesday, April 20, 2021

ANTOINE KNIGHT · SOMETHING ABOUT YOU ·RADIO SINGLE·

Antoine Knight
April 19, 2021

After being away from the jazz scene for nearly two years, Antoine Knight is back with his new single "Something About You," released in April 2021. But Antoine wants you to know when it comes to a live performance; it's an immersive experience that he is truly a "Knight 2 Remember," which is the title track off his latest CD.

In 2017, Antoine opened for jazz music icon Boney James at the Gulf Coast Jazz Festival in Pensacola, Florida. Antoine found it fitting to release "A Knight 2 Remember", which it was, and he received multiple encores from his hometown fans. Since the release of "A Knight 2 Remember", Antoine has gone on a world tour playing tenor sax for the legendary "BB King All-Star Band," based in Memphis. In the first year of joining the quintessential band, Antione traveled to Amsterdam, Portugal, the Caribbean, Sydney & Melbourne, Australia. In 2018 Antoine's travels took him to France, Italy, Greece, and Spain. On his final leg of the tour in 2019, Antoine traveled to Singapore, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, and Beijing, China. This tour was a memorable experience that inspired him to return to the United States and start working on his new single called "Something About You."

Sunday, April 18, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW. EP. 229



 Playlist

Alan & Stacey Schulman – A Night Tunisia – (Feat. Christie Dashiell & Kokayi
Lori Williams – Let’s Walk
Alan & Stacey Schulman - Overjoyed
Leonid & Friends – Happy Man – If You Leave Me Now
Lori Williams - New Day (Feat Bob Baldwin)
NEW - Mattias Roos – Commercial Free (Feat. Paul Brown)
NEW - Paul Dozier – Groove Island
NEW - Christian de Mesones – Sexy Beast

Friday, April 16, 2021

CAROL ALBERT · FOR THE MOMENT ·RADIO SINGLE·

Carol Albert
March 12, 2021

If there’s anything positive we’ve learned over this challenging, anxiety ridden past year, it’s the importance of loving more deeply, being grateful for what we have and living, as the title of Carol Albert’s new single reminds us, “For The Moment.”

The Billboard charting pianist/composer may have written the soulful and lilting instrumental ballad pre-pandemic, but its sense of cool, free-flowing joy taps powerfully and insightfully into our collective need for hope and optimism amidst the trauma during this anxious age of COVID-19. Produced by Carol, the track features guitarist Paul Brown so prominently that as it grooves along, it feels like a spirited melody and harmony dance/duet between the two smooth jazz hit makers. It also includes the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Joseph Patrick Moore, drummer Jay Williams and percussionist Curtis McCain. Brown, who produced five tracks on the album, also mixed “For the Moment.”

“Tying in with the overall theme of Stronger Now, the song reminds of being free and having the strength to not only endure but to express that freedom and love of life to the fullest,” says Carol. “When I wrote it, there was no way I could have predicted anything like this past year, but as a reminder about living and embracing the present, ‘For the Moment’ feels very relevant to what we’re all living through. “Perhaps more than ever before,” she adds, “with all the uncertainties and upheavals, we’ve had to face, we have learned about the fragility of our lives and the reality that we only have and can count on the present – so we best embrace it. Though I wrote it from a deeply emotional place as I was coming out of a tragic personal loss, I’m grateful that it can be appreciated and perhaps offer a sense of hope on a more universal level now.”

Thursday, April 15, 2021

BYRON MILLER · LOVE ON THE RUN Feat. WALTER BEASLEY ·RADIO SINGLE·

Byron Miller
March 16, 2021

A long respected sideman in R&B circles, Byron Miller has thus far only had a couple opportunities to lead his own record dates. Although he had started playing piano when he was five, Miller did not take music seriously until he had a football injury while a junior in high school. He soon taught himself bass and keyboards. Shortly after high school Miller joined Roy Ayers' Ubiquity for several years (with whom he recorded several dates). Other associations included Carlos Santana, George Duke (appearing on 14 of his albums), Herbie Hancock, the Crusaders, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and Doc Powell. Byron Miller recorded a pair of CDs in the 1990's as a leader including Until for Discovery.

“Love On The Run” is Byron’s new single featuring Walter Beasley on sax.

Available on all Digital Media Outlets

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

TRISTAN · WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

Isolde Records
April 2, 2021


"This album is already the 6th chapter, in Tristan's quite prolific musical life.14 fresh new compositions; personal, soulful and energetic but without losing the 'Tristan sound'. Since we started 7 years ago, our audience, the positive reactions and the extensive tours at home and abroad have grown by the year. We wanted to convey this positive vibe to our new album". 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

RICHARD SMITH · LET'S ROLL Ft. JEFF KASHIWA

Chillharmonic Media
March 29, 2021


Last February, guitarist Richard Smith was in a battle for his life. Before the doctors and nurses administered the experimental infusions that he hoped would strangle the stage 3 cancer gripping his throat, his daily response to their inquiries asking if he was ready for the four-hour process that he went through for 45 consecutive days became an affirmation: “Let’s roll.” A year later and now cancer free, Smith is set to drop his first US single in 5 years, “Let’s Roll,” which he wrote with Billboard chart-topping guitarist Adam Hawley, who produced the uplifting track featuring saxophonist-flutist Jeff Kashiwa.

Shortly before Smith’s diagnosis, the former chair of the contemporary guitar department at the Thornton School of Music at USC’s former student, Hawley, sent a demo track of the single that goes for playlist adds on March 29 from Chillharmonic Media. “Let’s Roll” was to become Smith’s daily Mantra before infusions.

“The clinical trial drug I volunteered for was a daily 4 hours of intravenous infusion, as well as radiation and chemo therapy that drained my mojo to zombie levels every day. Fortunately, the drug is now in production and is a game changer” said Smith, who lost 40 pounds during treatment and has an 8 inch scar on his neck from the surgery.

Monday, April 12, 2021

THE BRAXTON BROTHERS · SOMETHING IN MY HEART ·RADIO SINGLE·

Braxton Productions
April 5, 2021


"The melody of this song had been in my head for years!" recalls Nelson Braxton, bassist for the duo of 25 years. His twin brother, Wayne, adds, "releasing this song is such a reminder that when we have those ideas, inspirations and passions inside, they need to be shared with the world!"

"Something in My Heart" is part of the brothers' HIGHER release and is full of "everything we love about Smooth Jazz!" From the soulful drums and romantic string orchestra reminiscent of late-70's soul, to the R&B rhythm guitars, to the funky bass guitar and passionate saxophone playing, this song truly epitomizes all the things the native San Franciscan's love about music.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

FOLLOW ME RADIO SHOW EP. 228


Playlist

Spontaneous Groovin´Combustion – Guarujá
NEW - Heidi Tann – I Wanna Feel Your Body
NEW - Carmen Bruner – Fragile
NEW - Lee Jones THree Day Weekend Feat David Margam
NEW - Tim Bowan – Fireball
NEW - Call Harris Jr. – Ordinary Days
NEW - Greg Manning – Sunrise Boulevard
BBZ Brass Attack – Brazzetude
NEW - R. L. Walker – Coming Big
NEW - Jhavali – A´vann

Curtis Robinson – Billie Jean
NEW - Paula Atherton – Summer Song