Sunday, 25 October 2020



América – Tin Man – A Horse with No Name
Christian De Mesones – Sweetnight
Royce Hall - Front Porch Love
David Andish – Stories An Laughter
George Benson – Turn Your Love Around
Justin Lee Schultz - Just In (Feat: Gerald Albright & Pieces Of A Dream)
Keith Andrew – Soul Expedition – Cielo
Dean James – It´S All Good
Selina Albright- Holding On
Streetwize – Dang
Tim Bowman – Sweet Sundays Remix
Mattias Roos – Masterpice
Wakana- Go For The Sound
Jamess Colah – Yes
Four 80 East – Noodle Soup
Dee Dee Davis -Smile (Feat Bob Balwin)
Nils – Outa Sight
Mark Etheredge – You & Me & We (Feat Paul Brown)
Paul Brown And Marc Antoine – French Connection
Kirk Whalum – That´S The Way Love Goes
David Andish – Two Nights In Bamako
Streetwifze – Ocean Eyes – Best Part
Paula Atherton – Summer Song (Feat. Nathan Mitchell)
Simon Oslender – Feel Like Making Love (Feat. Wolfgang Haffner & Christopher Dell)
Sinead Harnett – Quarantine Queen


Friday, 23 October 2020


Label: Innervision Records
October 16, 2020

When it comes to one of the most distinctive sounds in what we call the Smooth jazz genre today, Dean James quickly comes to mind. The sensual, soulful and smooth sound of his alto and soprano sax continues to leave a lasting impression on his followers, from the most devoted to the newest. With James' upcoming album "GroovySax", Dean James is sure to reach the masses.

Born and raised in City by the Bay, at the age of 15, James developed his love of music by listening to the musicians that graced the radio long before Smooth jazz existed. Grover Washington Jr., Ronnie Laws, and David Sanborn played an intricate role in James's approach to contemporary jazz, but he was also influenced by musicians such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis.

Pursuing his passion, James attended the Berklee College of Music to further his music education, where he received his formal training, as well as classical and jazz studies. After attending Berklee, James moved to Los Angeles in hopes of contributing his accompanying talents and becoming part of the music community. James has performed with numerous artists within the gospel and R&B field before coming to his own, signing with Ichiban Records as a solo artist. James, known for his single "Market Street", is currently celebrating his 20th birthday on the airwaves of Smooth jazz.

The single "It's all good" the new song from his next album in which James shows his ability to take control of the melody.

"GroovySax" is a compilation of arrangements with many different elements including jazz, R&B, Latin-jazz, and funk. All written, arranged and produced by James with the exception of the talented musician, writer and producer Cory James in the driver's seat producing this highly anticipated new eastern single CD.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020


Label: Legere Recordings 
October 9, 2020

"Palmaillerennen" is the first single release of the Hamburg-based hammondjazz-quartet HAMBURG SPINNERS, the full album "Skorpion im Stiefel" will follow both on vinyl and digitally on November 13th. Like the whole album "Palmaillerennen" was cut live on a weekend in May 2020 in Hamburg's Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!-Studios. "Palmaillerennen" features a catchy and uplifting tune with Carsten Meyer on Hammond B-3, Dennis Rux on guitar, David Nesselhauf on bass, and Lucas Kochbeck on drums.

A perfect soundtrack for a ride down the 'Palmaille', a famous avenue in Hamburg-Altona.

Carsten Meyer. Keyboarder and Composer. Wrote the scores for the German TV-series "Der Tatortreiniger", his live performances as "Erobique" attract a huge cheerful party crowd.
Dennis Rux. Producer and guitarist. Funk, Soul & 60s Garage both behind the mixing desk and on the guitar. Last tours with Tetrao Urogallus, Trashmonkeys, Rhonda and Thee Pounders.
David Nesselhauf. Musician. Solo project "Afrokraut", bassplayer of Diazpora and several other bands and projects in Hamburg.
Lucas Kochbeck. Composer of film scores, live and studio drummer. Recent projects Diazpora, The KBCS, Flo Mega, The Kiez, Bacao Rhythm and Steelband, The Winston Brothers...

Tuesday, 20 October 2020


Label: Independent
September 25, 2020 

His interest in music developed at a considerably early age. “I really started paying attention to music at age 3 ½.” He liked The Beatles Revolver album, which he heard at an uncle’s house, so his mother bought him his own copy. 

The fact that he chose the piano as his instrument is no fluke. Jay grew up with the piano in his life. Many of his relatives took piano lessons growing up. His grandmother owned a piano, which eventually ended up in the Rowe house.

Jay attended New England Conservatory of Music where he became a part of the New Haven music scene, along with fellow Connecticut natives Marion Meadows and Rohn Lawrence. He formed a band that began playing as an opening act for whatever smooth and contemporary jazz acts that played in New Haven, including The Rippingtons, David Benoit, Bela Fleck, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff Lorber. When sax player Marion Meadows got his record deal and went out on the road, he took Jay with him as part of his band. Jay credits Marion and sax player Nelson Rangell for being the catalysts that started his career.

There are so many musicians over the years and across the genres that have influenced Jay that there are far too many to list, but his biggest are Vince Guaraldi, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, and Jeff Lorber. His talents are well known throughout the smooth jazz community, making him a much respected player in the smooth jazz world. His talents make him an in demand smooth jazz keyboard player.

Jay has six solo CDs out, all of which have all done respectably well.

In addition to being a smooth jazz musician, Jay is a smooth jazz fan. He’s as big a fan of the music and the musicians as the rest of us… so much so that when asked who he’d like to work with someday, the list goes on and on. As many world-class musicians as he’s shared the stage with, there are so many more he’d like to… Peter White, Dave Koz, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Mindi Abair, Chris Botti, Acoustic Alchemy, Steve Cole, Norman Brown, and Richard Elliott.

ay is a skilled technician, another reason why he’s constantly working. “I play a lot of left hand bass. That’s my other function besides just being a pianist. It’s part of being a keyboard player. A lot of times I’m doing two jobs at the same time by being a bass player and a keyboard player. No matter what you play, you have to have some knowledge of the piano, because really, it’s the backbone of western musical harmony. It comes from the piano.”

As much as he loves smooth jazz, Jay’s fans would be surprised to know that he is a huge rock fan as well. He works in the smooth jazz realm, but his interests are very broad. “A lot of times when people see you musically, they see you as one thing. There’s just not a lot of versatility. It’s what keeps you making a living. It’s being able to appreciate all types of music.”

For musician, writer, and producer Jay Rowe, life happily remains busy. “I still live in the town where I grew up. And my big joke is that my life hasn’t changed too much since I was 12. It’s just that I have more bills to pay and I get to travel around the country more.”

Jay Rowe’s new single “Side Steppin’”, co-produced with Vincent Ingala with: Jay Rowe (piano); Vincent Ingala (guitar); Dave Anderson (bass); Trever Somerville (drums)

Monday, 19 October 2020


Label: Innervision Records 
October 2, 2020

The new radio single from hit guitarist JJ Sansaverino from the forthcoming album "Cocktails & Jazz" with JJ Sansaverino (guitar); Elan Trotman (sax); Dwayne ‘Smitty’ Smith (bass); Omari Williams (drums); Munyungo Jackson (percussion); Blake Aaron (mixing engineer).




Tomi Malm – Second Wave – Are You Real?
Hirosima – Someday Soon
Tom Browne – Sake (Feat: Vocal Yoyce San Mateo)
Jazz In Pink – Keystroke 30/10/20
Mario Biondi – Paradise
Sergio Mendes – Let Me (Feat Jill Scott)
Drivertime – Fifteen Days ( Feat: Andrew Neu)
Chan Hall – In Pursuit
Mark Etheredge – You & Me& We (Feat: Paul Brown)
Matthias Roos – Back To You
JJ Sansaverino – Style And Elegance
Amsterdam Connection – Two Souls One Breath (Tim Wevalars Naomi Adriaanz)
Wayne Jones – Sweet Melody
Willie Bradley –It´S My Time (Feat James Lloyd)
The Brit Funk Association – Fly By Night
Tom Browne - Vibin' With You (Feat Joyce San Mateo,Gail Jhonson And Mike Parlett)
Pat Belliveau - Roscoes Big Mama Special
D. Mills - Obrigado
Christian De Mesones Sweetnight

Thursday, 15 October 2020


Label: Jacqine
August 31, 2020

'It's Never Been About Us' is Jacqine's new single, a song-hymn in which she joins forces with Craig Levy, from Little Pioneer Cider House, who was in charge of the drums and Jacqine did all the music and with her powerful voice presents us with a powerful ballad.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020


Label: Sanachie Entertainment
September 11, 2020

Multi Grammy award-winners trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist Eric Marienthal and deliver ten thrilling originals on their anticipated Shanachie Entertainment debut Double Dealin’. It’s all aboveboard on Double Dealin’ as Brecker and Marienthal opt not to follow suit but rather let the spirit of the moment be their guide as they draw some wild cards and the blur boundaries between traditional and contemporary jazz. Randy Brecker, who was a key player in numerous ground-breaking fusion bands like Blood, Sweat and Tears and Larry Coryell’s The Eleventh House, states “Duke Ellington said ‘There are only two kinds of music, good and bad’ and we both love the latter!” Double Dealin’ marks Brecker and Marienthal’s first co-led recording. Danny Weiss, Shanachie Entertainment VP Of Jazz A&R says, “This album is a rarity – funky and brilliant at the same time. One plus one equals five with these two jazz giants.”

Brecker and Marienthal have built careers being musician’s musicians. Randy Brecker has remained at the forefront of creative music for over six decades collaborating with everyone from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, The Brecker Brothers (with his late tenor titan brother, Michael Brecker), Bruce Springsteen, Parliament/Funkadelic and Steely Dan. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal’s equally impressive career has allowed him to captivate audiences alongside everyone from Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Elton John, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Bringing Double Dealin’ to fruition was a bi-coastal affair as both musicians created from their own home-based studios with Brecker in Long Island and Marienthal in Los Angeles. The duo sent files back and forth to one another and Brecker even admits that his attire for some of the session was PJs. “When the pandemic hit the mixing, phase was about to begin,” recalls Marienthal who is the musical director of both the Blue Note At Sea Cruise and The Smooth Jazz Cruise. “I have to say it was a welcome distraction to deep dive into this music.” Double Dealin’ unites the dynamic duo with keyboardist and producer George Whitty, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl. “George Whitty is one of the very best musicians and record producers out there,” comments Marienthal. “Dave Weckl and John Patitucci are longtime bandmates of mine with the Chick Corea Elektric Band and good friends. Their playing on this record is exceptional and really put the icing on the cake!”

The thrilling ten-track album opens with the first single and title track. All bets are off as Brecker and Marienthal get down to business on this funky and free wheeling ditty that sets the tone for the joyous excursion ahead. The composition “Three Deuces,” takes us out for a bluesy cruise while “Fast Lane” shift gears for a high-octane affair propelled by Dave Weckl’s driving rhythms. Double Dealin’ also features tender moments like the gorgeous ballad “Mine The Fire,” penned by Marienthal and Whitty in memory of guitarist and friend Chuck Loeb. “Chuck was one of my closest friends,” reflects Marienthal, who appears on Loeb’s last two Shanachie recordings Bridges (Co-led by Marienthal) and Unspoken. In 2018, Marienthal organized and played a star-studded memorial concert at the Berks Jazz Fest for Loeb that featured Brecker among numerous others. Brecker who has long had an affinity for Brazilian music offers “Sambop,” where Samba rhythms and Bebop harmonies joyously collide. Brecker’s no-holds barred track “You Ga (Ta Give It),” is a delight as he and Marienthal create maximum firepower from the opening note to the exhilarating end. Eric Marienthal and George Whitty’s intriguing and intensely beautiful “True North” lends itself to some memorable interplay and soloing including that of bassist John Patitucci. It’s all about the groove on “The Hipster,” while the meandering and percussive “Jetlagged” takes us down a totally different path. Double Dealin’ comes to a finale with “Habañero,” which lives up to its name offering the perfect combination of hot and cool that leaves you wanting more.

Randy Brecker concludes, “Double Dealin’ is uplifting and filled with great vibes and fun beats. I hope it takes everyone’s mind off our current problems and I hope people just groove with it and forget about everything else for a while!” Eric Marienthal adds, “This record has a particularly uplifting feel which is a good thing for the times we’re in right now. I know I feel better when I listen to it!”

Source: Shanachie Entertainment