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

AYANE YAMAZAKI · YOBIKAKERARETE

FORLIFE SONGS (JAPAN)
Nov. 25, 2020

The world's most famous animated movie director Hayao Miyazaki released 'Kazeno Tanino Naushika' in 1984, which has now been reevaluated in Japan.

This is the first film that Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed. The story that predicts the confusion in COVID-19 and the lifestyle of Naushika, the main character, are popular among young Japanese.

The movie's symbolic theme song is also in the news.

The title is 'Kazeno Tanino Naushika' which has the same name as the movie. It is the debut song of Narumi Yasuda who is currently active as an actress in Japan.

The song is written words by City Pop originator Takashi Matsumoto and composed by Yellow Magic Orchestra's Harry Hosono. This is an exotic pop song with a mysterious power that you won't forget once you listen to it. It was not used in plays, but is used to promote movies. Although it is suitable for a popular single record, the melody is very sophisticated and it is very difficult to sing.

In November 2020, Japanese pop music artist Ayane Yamazaki covered 'Kazeno Tanino Naushika'. This is a new pop music that cannot be classified into genres, and is now attracting attention in the indie/alternative music scene in Japan.

Ayane Yamazaki appeared in the 2016 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL at the age of 17. Last year, her album 'LIFE' debuted on AWAL, a UK label, in distribution all over the world. It was featured in the media around the world and became a hot topic among young indie music listeners, and on November 25 of this year, they released a new album 'Yobikakerarete'.

Friday, April 9, 2021

DAVID'S PIANOSOUND · PARALLEL WORLD

David's Pianosound
March, 12, 2021

Born in Turin (Italy) on 18 June 1978. He started playing the Piano at the age of fourteen. David studied the first six years of classical music at the Music School in the “Civic Music Institute of Alba” (Italy) and 2 years later at the A.Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria (Italy) and a jazz course of a year at the Music School in Asti (Italy).

At the same time David studied at the conservatory and exploring different genres such as pop ,rock, folk, blues, funk and latin music playing over the years in several bands performing in pubs to squares an several cities in North Italy.

Moved to London in 2012 where he started to compose music. On his YouTube Channel a viral video with millions of views started to make him popular on the world playing in a Public Piano a arrangement of Pirates of the Caribbean/Game of thrones together in St.Pancras station where also David won in a competition a new digital piano.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

GREG MANNING · SUNRISE BOULEVARD ·RADIO SINGLE·

Greg Manning Music
March 15, 2021

It’s been almost five years since keyboardist/producer Greg Manning released his last CD. Finally it’s coming with the first single, "Sunrise Boulevard". Get ready for the song that will lead us into Summer.

“Sunrise Boulevard” is an invitation to a reunion. In this hot, forward-moving song from a master of melody, Greg reunites with the talented team of musicians from his chart-topping “Top Down.” In 2021, if you’re looking for the energizing glow and warm horizon of possibility, “Sunrise Boulevard” will take you there.

Available on all Digital Media Outlets


Monday, April 5, 2021

NELSON GARCIA Feat. TIM BOWMAN · LET'S GET IT MOVIN'

Next Paradigm
March, 1 2021


Nelson Garcia's new single "Lets get it movin" produced by Jacob Webb and Featuring Tim Bowman on guitar. A happy, delicious and hot track that brings us closer to the next summer season


Monday, March 29, 2021

THE BAMBOOS · RIDE ON TIME ·RADIO SINGLE·


 
Nine piece Soul / Funk powerhouse The Bamboos return with their first new music of 2021, an infectious cover of the Black Box 1989 Italo-House hit “Ride On Time”. More a reinvention than cover version (as the band have accomplished on numerous occasions in the past with songs by everyone from James Blake, Kings Of Leon to London Grammar) where the tight, uptempo drums lift the three piece horn section, which carries the song’s hook. Bamboos stellar vocalist Kylie Auldist does justice to Loleatta Holloway’s vocal as it was sampled in the original, in one of pop music’s most famous misquotations. The track has already built a buzz with a seven inch vinyl release selling out in a week in December, making this a certified DJ weapon, wherever the party finds itself to be right now.

“We locked ourselves up in this country house to record the new album” recalls Bamboos guitarist, leader and main songwriter Lance Ferguson. “We were hanging out in a barn that we had designated as our late night “Rec Room”, listening to some ‘90s music as we often do, when “Ride On Time” came on. I’m pretty sure it was our bass player, Yuri Pavlinov, who mooted the idea - and then we literally ran back into the house/studio and started to work it out. It was really just some early-hours-of-the-morning fun, and now there are press releases and a video clip. Who knew!?”

The band is also announcing their tenth studio album, titled Hard Up. Much of the album was recorded communally over a week just prior to the pandemic at a sprawling country house just outside the (coincidentally named) town of Lancefield, north of Melbourne. The approach of making an album outside the recording studio, steeped in such legendary tales as the ‘Stones at Villa Nellcôte or Radiohead’s ‘O.K Computer’ St Catherine’s Court sessions has made it the groups most collaborative yet, solidifying even more their seemingly telepathic musical interplay.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

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Playlist

Karen Briggs – A Theme of Gratitude
NEW - Mindi Abair – April
NEW - J. White – Spirit Walk
NEW - David´s Pianosound – Parallel World
NEW - David Garfield – Waiting Four Your Love ( Feat.David Paich, Mike Finnigan, Ray Parker Jr.
Ragan Whiteside – JJ´S Strut
NEW - Chris “Big Dog” Davis – Caregiver (Feat. Kim Waters, Mark A. Walker, Carol Riddick)

NEW - Ryan La Valette – New Beginnings

Friday, March 26, 2021

MICHAEL LINGTON · ALONE TOGETHER. THE DUETS

Peak Records
March 26, 2021

"Alone Together is a unique project that presented itself in many shapes and forms. When the pandemic started and all my touring was postponed indefinitely, I knew I needed to continue creating music for my own well-being. That’s when I started doing my virtual shows from my home studio on StageIt. A few shows in I started inviting special guests to perform with me, but as technology wasn’t allowing for ‘live’ duets we did it literally ‘alone together’ from separate locations as a pre-record. The most exhilarating part was that my fellow artists that I invited all said yes immediately – and the same goes for the selections I made for this album.

When it came time to stream the duets, technical challenges made it impossible to do them live. So for each duet, me and each artist created a pre-recorded video, doing one take from top to bottom. He mixed the music and then sent it all to a video editor to synch it up – and the result is pure sonic and split screen visual magic.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

MYLES SANKO · MEMORIES OF LOVE

Légère Recordings
March, 12. 2021


“Memories Of Love” is the fourth full length album by soul singer & songwriter Myles Sanko following the acclaimed “Born In Black & White” (2013), “Forever Dreaming” (2014) and “Just Being Me” (2016). In ten stylishly recorded and arranged new songs “Memories Of Love” Myles Sanko captures the uplifting spirit from his numerous outstanding stage performances on the European jazz festival & club circuit of the last few years and transforms them into a stunning collection of modern soul music.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

DAVID MARGAM · SMOOTHED HEART

David Margam
Feb. 5, 2021

The new single "Smoothed Heart" is the preview of the forthcoming first solo album from David Margam.


 

Monday, March 22, 2021

EDDIE GARRIDO · THE MUSIC IN ME ·EP·

Eddie Garrido
Feb. 10, 2021

Eddie Garrido is a Keyboard Player/ Singer/ Songwritter/ Composer. He is Performing covers and originals mostly in the Tampa Bay Area . Son of Vicente Garrido, a very popular composer of his time and credited as the creator of the "Modern Bolero." Vicente Garrido had many hits worldwide as his songs have been recorded by top Latin American artits such as Jose Jose, Luis Miguel, Pablo Milanez, Leny Andrade and American artits such as Nat King Cole and Vicky Carr.

Eddie Garrido was born in Mexico City, and spent some of his childhood there and in Madrid Spain, later he relocated to the USA in his teens, studied music in Minniapolis and started playing in local clubs at the age of 16 touring all around the midwest. In late 1984 he moved to Florida, Miami first, then the Tampa Bay Area. where he resides, and is thankful to have performed long engagements at some of the best venues. The Don Cesar Beach Resort, (Saint Pete Beach), Brassy's (in Island States, Clearwater) Malio's (Tampa) The Fox Jazz Club (Tampa) Captain Kosmakos (Treasure Island) and the Black Palm Restaurant (Pass a Grill) to name a few.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

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Playlist

Chris Walker – Jarreau
(Feat. Dave Koz, Rick Braun & Nathan East)
Chris Standring – Shake You Up
Cool Guitars – New Cool – (Feat. U-Nam)
Christian de Mesones – Latin Jive redux
NEW - Nicholas Cole – It Aint Over
NEW - Nelson Garcia – Let´s Get It Movin´ (Feat Tim Bowman)
NEW - Blair Bryant – B´S Bounce

Thursday, March 18, 2021

EAST COLLECTORS by JIMMY OSTBYGAARD · THE ONE FOR ME feat. JENS MARNI ·RADIO SINGLE·

Jimbo
March 15, 2021
 

”The One for Me” is an exiting new release from danish bass player, producer and composer Jimmy Ostbygaard. Lately he has been focusing on producing and recording for different artists but now he steps forward as a recording artist with his project “East Collectors”. A project based on Jimmy’s songs and mainly performed by Faroese solists. Jimmy has family roots at the Faroe Islands but living in Denmark for his whole life he will use this project and collaboration with Faroese solists to examine and find back to these roots.

This is the very first release as a recording artist - but Jimmy Ostbygaard started his professional career from an early age and has since then toured in Europe with different acts as a sideman. For decades he has worked either as producer or session musician with artists located in Spain, Sweden, Faroe Islands and other places.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

ALAN EVANS · LET IT RIDE

Vintage League Music
Feb. 25, 2021

In 2004 Alan Evans, co-founder / drummer of acclaimed funk / soul jazz band Soulive, recorded his first solo album, Let It Ride. Now 17 years later, this sought after album is finally released properly featuring new cover artwork and with 3 never-before heard bonus live tracks.

At his core, Alan Evans is an artist, doubling his talents as multi instrumentalist, vocalist, musician with his ear for quality and precision as a producer, recording, mixing and mastering engineer. Sporting an impressive body of work, (with credits in front of and behind the mic) a slice of Alan’s discography includes: 7 albums with Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Toots and the Maytalls, Alan Evans Trio and Moon Boot Lover. Mention the name Alan Evans to a room full of music lovers, and you will get a consensus nod at one of the most celebrated and tenacious drummers in the jazz, funk, and soul scene.

Co-founder, writer and drummer of Soulive for 20 years, Alan Evans co-wrote, co-produced, recorded, and mixed the majority of their work. Alan still tours the world with Soulive, and has shared the stage with legends including The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, John Scofield, and the list goes on!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

MICHAEL LINGTON · UP ALL NIGHT Feat. BONEY JAMES ·RADIO SINGLE·

Peak Records
March, 12. 2021
 

Michael Lington's new single "Up All Night" featuring Boney James. This is the second single out of the forthcoming album, 'Alone Together - The Duets', which will be available everywhere on March 26th.


Available in all digital outlets.


Friday, March 12, 2021

BRASS ATTACK BBZ · BRASSETUDE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Willie Bradley Music
Feb. 8, 2021


Brass Attack BBZ’s new single “BRASSETUDE” with Rob Zinn, Johnny Britt, Willie Bradley and Jeff Canady writing and producing this awesome track along with co-writing and phenomenal horn arrangements from Johnny Britt, Brassetude is the new single After their first hit Tijuana Taxi in 2020

Availlable in all digital outlets


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

KEN NAVARRO · SUMMER SMILES ·RADIO SINGLE·

Ken Navarro
Feb. 12, 2021

Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and composer Ken Navarro gives you his first single for 2021, “Summer Smiles”. Navarro’s brilliant acoustic guitar work is accompanied by the renowned rhythm section of bassist Gary Grainger (Acoustic Alchemy), drummer Jay Williams (Dave Koz, David Sanborn), veteran keyboardist Jay Rowe and the Navy Commodores r&b horn section.

Monday, March 8, 2021

AIRBORNE · VOICES FROM THE STARS ·RADIO SINGLE·

Heavy Vibes Music
Feb. 1, 2021

 


"Voices from the Stars" is the first single from the New Release "Cool Breeze" . Great Music to Inspire, Motivate and Uplift you.


Sunday, March 7, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW. EP. 224

Playlist

NEW - John Redmon - (Honoring Louis Amstrong) – Imagine (Feat. The Thomas J. Dawson Jr; IOrchesta)
NEW - BoB Baldwin – Mr. Sample
NEW - Jeff Ryan – A Forever Love
NEW - Nelson Garcia – Let`s Get It Movin´ (Feat Tim Bowman)
NEW - Dee Brown – Love You Too
NEW - Carl Roland – A Natural High

Saturday, March 6, 2021

CLIFF BEACH · I WAS HERE ·RADIO SINGLE·

California Soul Music
Feb. 26, 2021


Beach sings with a voice both plaintive and uplifting. His most recent studio LP, The Gospel According to Cliff Beach, is immediately arresting, both joyful and bittersweet. The record pays tribute to his roots in Gospel music and has brought to him his nomination for an Independent Music Award for “Best Funk / Fusion /Jam” category and a Global Music Award win. His recent single “Confident” was awarded Grand Prize at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and two additional Global Music Awards.

Regarding the decision to create “I Was Here”, Beach shares that “This song, after surviving the COVID era, showcases artwork by LA Artist Noah Gottlieb showing me wearing a mask, proclaiming ‘I was here’, I’m still here and I ain’t going nowhere. The song co-produced by longtime collaborator, producer Matt Bobb, allowed me to explore the electronic soul realm, making my lyrics that basically contemplate my own relevance, legacy and mortality more palatable. It is trying to answer the existential question, do I matter? Is what I am doing going to last and stand the test of time and will anyone remember what I did? I believe all artists create despite their struggles, obstacles and self-doubt. I am here to remind you, that you are still here, and with every breath in your body keep fighting, keep believing, keep hoping, keep going. It’s not over until it’s over, until you win or die trying.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

CAROL DUBOC Featuring JEFF LORBER · RESTLESS

Gold Note Music
Feb, 19, 2021


Jeff Lorber teams up with jazz vocalist/songwriter, Carol Duboc, just two years after winning the Grammy for Best Instrumental album. Duboc’s 9th solo album entitled, “Restless,” is produced and co-written by Lorber and Duboc. The album also features legendary flutist Hubert Laws, guitarist Paul Jackson Jr, and drummer Gary Novak. Probably this is Duboc’s best album to date!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

GIL · WISHFUL THINKING · RADIO SINGLE ·

Gilbert Steven Johnson
Jan. 22, 2021

His latest, "Wishful Thinking", from the forthcoming album "Sometimes a Man", is a lyrical interpretation of the Earl Klugh classic and features the entire Earl Klugh recording and touring band including Tom Braxton on saxophone, Al Turner on bass, Ron Otis on drums, David Lee Spradley on keys and Al Duncan on keys and strings. Spradley also produced the track.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

JEFF RYAN · DUALITY

Woodward Avenue Records
Feb. 19, 2021

Saxman Jeff Ryan, is an international Billboard recording artist and ranks as one of contemporary jazz’s top emerging artists. In 2020 Jeff was awarded the top spot as Billboard’s #1 Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year! Jeff has also landed the Jazztrax Debut Artist of the Year and the Smooth Jazz Network Break Out Artist of the Year with his first three singles hitting #1, #3 and #6 on the Billboard Charts.

Jeff’s debut single, “Up and Up,” flew to No.1 on the Billboard chart. Ryan’s producer and writing partner on Embrace was chart-topping composer, producer and keyboardist Greg Manning. The winning chemistry and connection they share is undeniable, whether it be in the studio or on the stage.

Monday, March 1, 2021

MYLES SANKO · BLACKBIRD SING ·RADIO SINGLE·

Légère Recordings
March 1, 2021
 

Myles Sanko releases “Blackbird Sing”, the fourth single from his forthcoming album “Memories Of Love”, which will be out on 12th March 2021 and is available for pre-order in limited gatefold edition LP, deluxe edition CD, and digital versions.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

JULIAN VAUGHN · CHAPTERS OF LOVE

Trippin & Rhythm
Feb. 26, 2021

Jazz bassist Julian Vaughn is back with a brand new project titled "Chapters of Love."

"Chapters of Love ” is Julian Vaughn's sixth studio album after“ Supreme ”in 2019. 11 tracks make up the album, following his Smooth Jazz style from his previous albums.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

MARIO BIONDI · DARE

Beyond SRL
Jan. 29, 2021

Mario Biondi Dare's new album is a project full of collaborations that released to celebrate the artist who will cross the milestone of 50 years.

The announcement comes from Instagram, where the artist also posted the cover of the album. "Giving is an attitude as well as a life choice. I go back to my sound with the bands that gave prestige to my songs. Celebrating my fifty years with all of you is an emotion that pervades my soul. On January 29, the day after my 50th birthday, 'Dare', my new album, will be released. "

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

VADIM TIKHONOV · WINTER FAIRY ·RADIO SINGLE·

United Music Group
Feb. 6, 2021


"Winter Fairy" is the new single in a few dates from the prolific and great pianist Vadim Tikhonov


Available on all Digital Media Outlets

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

DARIO MARGELI · PURE SPIRIT ·RADIO SINGLE·

Dario Margeli
Dec. 22, 2020

Dario Margeli is based in Southern Europe. He is a US Citizen and spent many years living in California. After taking music theory lessons as a teenager, he started writing his own melodies. Since the release of his first recording in 2011, Dario has combined his day job with his musical productions which include the Smooth Jazz songs "I'm Not My Brain" and 2019's "Suffering is Optional", which received significant airplay and streams.

Monday, February 22, 2021

KIM SCOTT · BACK TOGETHER AGAIN ·RADIO SINGLE·

Innervision Records
Fe. 5, 2021

Kim Scott releases her new Smooth Jazz recording with “Back Together Again,” from her forthcoming album SHINE!

Kim Scott, collaborates with the song’s co-writer, keyboardist Greg Manning.

Kim Scott (flute); Greg Manning (keys); Darrell Crooks (guitar); produced by Greg Manning.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW · EP. 222


 

Playlist

Incognito – That´s The Way of the World

NEW Les Sabler – Three Dee

NEW Tom Braxton – Hope for Tomorrow (Feat. Bob James)

Carmen Bruner – Fragile

Papik - Lovely Day (Feat. Sarah Jane Morris)

Papik - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Feat. Francesca)

NEW Les Sabler – Keep Pushin´

Saturday, February 20, 2021

VADIM TIKHONOV · WE MET IN DECEMBER ·RADIO SINGLE·

United Music Group
Feb. 4, 2021


"We Met in December" in the new single by pianist Vadim Tikhonov


Available on all Digital Media Outlets

Friday, February 19, 2021

JORDI ESQUERRA · NOS HOME EXPERIMENT

Jordi Esquerra
Feb. 5,2021

Independent guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer from Barcelona. Introduced to music from an early age, he began playing piano in the local conservatory, later moved to guitar and got into modern music.

After being in different bands as a guitarist and composer, on 2016 he debuts as a solo artist and starts to sing and produce his own songs that combine authentic groovy soul and R&B tunes with strong epic melodies moving the audience from a happy casual vibe and every-day-life lyrics to trascendence.

NOS is the acronym for “New Old Stock”, it defines the status of a product manufactured years ago but still in perfect shape as it’s still in its original package and therefore never used. These products are often highly appreciated, especially by collectors and nostalgics, as they may not be manufactured anymore.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

BOB BALDWIN · NEWURBANJAZZ 3

City Sketches Records
Feb. 26, 2021

This latest Bob Baldwin disc is a blend of Urban Music through a Jazz lens, this time featuring his touch as a vocal producer. Tracks by Lori Williams, LaRita Gaskins, Toni Redd, Monica Mason, GiGi Welling, Regina Trouxpe (all on vocals), also Ragan Whiteside, J-Fly, Tres Gilbert, Melvin Baldwin, Barry Danielian, Phil Hamilton, and more! Turn your bass up and get right with this groove.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

MARIO ROSSI · MARIO ROSSI COLLECTION

Mario Rossi
Jan. 7, 2021

Mario Rossi is a multi faceted “self made” music mogul who has carved out a special niche in the music business as a songwriter, arranger, composer and producer. Originally hailing from the Orange Co. area of Southern California, he is a self taught and highly skilled musician who started out as a drummer. After 25 years of touring and recording with various artists, He switched to piano which facilitated and enhanced his composer, arranger and producer skills. His favorite keyboard instrument is the Hammond B3 which he features on many of his recordings.

Over the last 15 years, Mario Rossi has produced over 50 album projects for various artists in all genres to include Rock, Jazz, R&B, Folk, Classical, and also Christian music. You may already be familiar with his music scores if you are a soap opera fan, as he was a contributing music composer for ten years for the shows “All My Children”, “The Young and the Restless” and “One Live To Live”. In addition, Mario has scored the music for several commercials, documentaries and short films.

Monday, February 15, 2021

GREGG KARUKAS · SERENATA

 
Atrain/Nightowl Recs
Feb. 12, 2021

After almost seven years, Serenata is the Gregg Karukas comeback  to the front line. Serenade is, the first release as solo piano album by Gregg Karukas. 

All piano pieces full of affective magic from the moment the ivory of the keys sounds. Songs that you will recognize if you have felt the music of Milton Nascimento, Clube Da Esquina and Dori Caymmi but with a different perspective from the original, where Gregg prints his personal touch.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Playlist

NEW – David Margam –"Smoothed Heart"
NEW - Dario Margeli – Pure Spirit
NEW – Jordi Esquerra – How Does It Feel-
NEW - Mario Rossi- Birds
NEW - Jacks Jazz – 52 in a 35
NEW - Mario Rossi – Blue City (Feat.Peter Erskine-Jeff Kashiwa- Neil Stubenhaus-Andy Omdahl) 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

WADE C. LONG · RUNNING · RADIO EDIT·

Sealong Music Group
Jan. 8, 2021

"Running" by Wade C. features a thumping beat, deep vocals that echo into your mind and soul. A unique production with trendy lyrics and a captivating sound, this smooth yet vibrant track is a must for new R&B music listeners.

Wade is an accomplished vocalist and music producer at Sealong Entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is also a screenwriter specializing in audio, visual, and literary arts. Wade is truly a sought-after songwriter that is synonymous with beautiful lyrics and captivating music. He has also published several books and novels with original TV series and motion pictures in development.

The positive vibes and energy of this track are second to none. This unique composition is a melodious jam that eloquently combines several musical styles and genres. The track continues to attract listeners across all the social media and streaming platforms.

Available on all Digital Media Outlets

Thursday, February 11, 2021

SPONTANEOUS GROOVIN' COMBUSTION · SPONTANEOUS GROOVIN' COMBUSTION

Warren A. Keller
Feb. 5, 2021

The child of an elite pianist and teacher, and a world-class operatic baritone, Warren began playing and singing early. His father Howard Keller, blessed with an amazingly rich voice, studied with Carlton Gauld. His dear mother Roslyn, apprenticed with several luminaries: Anatole Kitain, Constance Keene, and her husband Abram Chasins. As a teacher, 'Roz' was responsible for forming the early careers of Joel Levine and Sting’s occasional accompanist, Ken Helman.

Warren Keller has sung, played woodwinds (tenor and alto saxophone, and flute), and written music in New York City and Nashville music scenes. Warren was fortunate enough to have studied with the late, great Kenny Davern, who began his career with Jack Teagarden, and was a multiple winner of the Downbeat Poll for soparano sax and clarinet. Three other master teachers were Gerry Orrico, gorgeous alto sax and alto flute player for the Tex Benecke Orchestra and The Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas, and vocal coach Marty Lawrence who taught everyone from Vicki Carr to David Coverdale, and guitar with Gary Talley of The Box Tops. To have benefited from their level of musicianship humbles him.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

ROD BEST · THE RIGHT SPACE

Rod Best
Jan. 15, 2021

Rod Best's new album is a collection of instrumental and vocal latin jazz and smooth jazz grooves in the magical vein that Rod Best latest releases.

Musicians:

Rod Best; acoustic and electric piano
Jack Turner; acoustic and electric guitar,
Nii Anang; electric piano
Liz Plumb; vocals

Monday, February 8, 2021

LES SABLER · TRANQUILITY

NEW VISTA RECORDS
Jan. 15, 2021

Back in 2014, guitarist / composer Les Sabler released his tribute album to Antonio Carlos Jobim and, following a move from Florida to Nashville, Les is back in early 2021 with a new studio CD called Tranquility. With ten tracks clocking in at under 40 minutes, the album pairs Les with guitar icon and co-composer / music producer Paul Brown along with a range of musicians including New Orleans native, guitarist / composer Shane Theriot, keyboardist Lew Laing and other fine musicians. Utilizing a vintage Gibson Johnny Smith guitar helped Les achieve a new electric guitar sound to which he says, “The guitar’s sound is a sonic departure from anything I had previously recorded.” Paul Brown is well known in the contemporary instrumental jazz world, going back to 2007 and his White Sand CD and that same sense of low-pressure smooth jazz groove is alive and well on Tranquility.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

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Playlist

NEW - Wil Downing – Stand Up
NEW - Ken Navarro – Summer Smiles
NEW – Spontaneous Groovin’ Combustion – Soul Stirrer
NEW - Will Downing – Right Where You Are
NEW - Illya Serov – Heat (Feat. Dave Koz)
NEW - Vadim Tikhonov – We Met In December
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach – Recife
NEW - Kim Scott – Back Together Again
NEW - Gregory Goodloe - Step´n Out (Feat Elan Trotman)
NEW - Spontaneous Groovin’ Combustion – Guaruja

Thursday, February 4, 2021

JACKS JAZZ · 52 IN A 35 ·RADIO SINGLE·

Independent
Jan. 18, 2021

More than just a jazz guitar player, Jack Whitsett (aka Uncle Jack) is the consummate musician. In a career that spans five decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile musician, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts.

Jack grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and the perfect environment for a young person with an interest in music. The area was home to many artists who worked in the city, as well as a center for many arts, music and performance education programs. It was there, at the young age of 8. Jack was blessed with the gift to play by ear, and with that he taught himself to play the guitar.

By the age of 13 Jack along with two of his cousins formed a group and started performing at local clubs, cabarets, school socials, and local festivals.

Jack took a break from playing out in the world, to support and raise his family, but even then he played guitar for his church. Jack also took this time to write songs as well.

In 2006 Jack returned to playing R&B, and Jazz with a few local bands. This is where he received his name Uncle Jack, playing with a lot of younger talented musicians who became his spiritual family.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

PRE-SAVE AND PRE-ORDER SPONTANEOUS GROOVIN' COMBUSTION FIRST ALBUM


Next February 5 will be the release of the first album by Spontaneous Groovin' Combustion, the project of the saxophonist, flutist, composer and producer Warren Keller. Now is the time to pre-save or pre-order the album. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

ILYA SEROV · HEAT featuring DAVE KOZ ·RADIO SINGLE·

SILKY SOUND RECORDS
Jan 3, 2021

Trumpeter Ilya Serov has released his new original single HEAT this month, featuring platinum-selling saxophonist Dave Koz.

HEAT is a refreshingly youthful, original composition rooted in contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. While the single was conceived intuitively and on the spur of the moment, it took almost a decade to produce.

“Having been born and raised in Russia and spending so much time in the chilly northern city of St. Petersburg, I couldn’t get enough of the warm weather when I first came to California,” said Serov. “The palm trees, outdoor lifestyle, and music of so many diverse cultures were invigorating, and HEAT was conceived right then and there. However, it took many years of experimenting with styles to find my own voice and interpretation. I collaborated with fellow composer and talented guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno to complete the single. I also included a number of percussion instruments as a nod to Latin and Caribbean music, which to me connote energy, passion, and the hot, sunny weather that inspired the composition.”

HEAT follows Serov’s original instrumental single, Chillin’, released in August 2020. It marks a new direction for the young artist, who is well known for his famous renditions of songs from the Big Band Era. Although his last two albums consisted of big band, swing, and straight-ahead jazz, Serov has always been an imaginative alchemist who has experimented with contemporary jazz, R&B, pop, and world music, as well.

The new track has an incredible lineup of musicians, and features saxophone great Dave Koz. “One of the highlights of the last decade for me has been my opportunity to collaborate with this amazing artist, whom I’ve admired for many years. It has been a dream come true,” exclaimed Serov. In a recording career that spans nearly three decades, Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 11 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, 13 sold-out Dave Koz & Friends at Sea cruises, performances for multiple U.S. Presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and appearances on a multitude of television shows.

Monday, February 1, 2021

WILL DOWNING · THE SONG GARDEN

Sophisticated Soul
Jan. 29, 2021

“The Song Garden” is a project created during the Pandemic. 7 heartfelt songs with a range of moods and emotions. From The upbeat dance song “Right Where You Are” to the pensive “So Many Good Die Young”. There’s something on this project for every R&B music lover. The steppers will be more than satisfied with the danceable wedding proposal song “Say Yes”. It also includes a stirring duet with the very talented Maysa.