Monday, May 31, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW · EP. 235

 


Playlist

David Pianosounds – Parallel World 
Ayane Yamazaki- - Melody
MARHID – Sensibility
Mark Jaimes – Evenin’
Chan Hall – Stay Awhile (Ft. Tony Craddock)
J.S Floyd - Foundation Funk
Derrick Adams – Follow Me (Ft. Marcus Anderson)
Dave Koz - Family Reunion (Feat. Cory Wong)
Rob Tardik - B Positive (Ft Dave Koz)
The Hatchett – Morrisey Projet - Watch The Sunset
Rocco Ventrella – A New World
Francesco Polito – Midnight in Dubai
Peet Projet – Down To The Lake
Joe Rozum – Summer Cool
Dexter Moore – Tienes que moverte
William Green – Salsa Love
Carlos Camilo – Miami Beach Vibe
Jesse Thompson – Weekend Groove (Ft- Althea Rene)
Kat Eaton – Barricade
Michael Whalen – La Hermosa noche – Morning Song
Francesco Polito – Trip
Peter Bleakney /Greh Kavanagh – C`mon


Friday, May 28, 2021

MARHID · SENSIBILITY ·RADIO SINGLE·

Dr.Funk Producciones
June 5, 2021


MARHID is the combination of the acronym MAR (Margam) & HID (Hidalgo), the reunion of two great friends, musicians and producers passionate about Contemporary Jazz that destiny has reunited during the pandemic in which they unify and merge their creativity and experience with Guitar and Keyboard instruments respectively.

Coincidentally, MARHID translated into Arabic means "Cradle" and represents the birth of a new musical stage for both artists that begins with the presentation of the first debut single "Sensibility" inspired by the own and inherent capacity of any living being to perceive sensations and respond to small stimuli or excitements through the power of music.

David Margam has become one of the top representatives of Smooth Jazz, Funk & Groove From the Spanish scene today, a facet that he combines as a producer, arranger and composer.

David is leader, founder and is part of FUNKDACION as a guitarist, one of the oldest and most representative bands of Spanish Funk, which is now celebrating its 26th anniversary.

Sergio Hidalgo has become one of the most prolific and promising producers on the Spanish music scene. He has come to participate in many Spanish musical projects as a keyboard player and currently combines his work as a Sound Engineer and producer in different formations as a keyboard player accompanying Spanish artists of all kinds of musical genres.

With a progressive, avant-garde and multifaceted approach to urban jazz, the veteran composer and guitarist David Margam and the Multifaceted Producer and keyboardist Sergio Hidalgo merge their sound, although the main objective of the new project is to consolidate their own identity in a new instrumental era of music modern where they leave the doors open on the way to urban jazz funk.

"Sensibility" debut single preview of his first album scheduled for this year 2021 of this fruitful project in which the media and radio stations around the world predict a promising future in the Smooth Jazz scene internationally.

Available on all digital platforms on Jun 05, 2021


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

THE BAMBOOS · HARD UP

Pacific Theatre / BMG
May 7, 2021

The Bamboos have refined their craft of finding the sweetest spot between Soul and Funk to the finest point yet on their tenth studio album, Hard Up. It arrives after five singles released over the past year: “Nothing I Wanna Know About”, their infectious cover of Black Box’s “Ride On Time”, the righteous “Power Without Greed”, “While You Sleep” feat. Ev Jones and kicking off in the middle of lockdown with the title track with that earworm whistled chorus.

The album continues their long history of collaborations, with LA-based vocalist Joey Dosik looking towards the light on “It’s All Gonna Be O.K.” and Louisiana-born Durand Jones (of current deep soul faves Durand Jones & The Indications) anticipating when he can just go out and dance with his partner on “If Not Now (Then When)”. But even with guests of that calibre, Kylie Auldist is never outshone on a Bamboos album. Displaying an incredible range and richness with no need for showy vocal gymnastics, she can move from tenderness on torch song “I Just Heard You Leaving”, to carefree sweetness on “The Thing About You” to out-and-out power on “Tomorrow”. Recalling their Deep Funk origins the instrumentalists in the band (which include some of Melbourne’s finest jazz players) get to stretch out on New Orleans-flavoured instrumental “Upwey Funk”.

Overseas reactions to the album are some the strongest the band has received to date, with four star reviews in UK soul bibles Blues & Soul and Echoes, key music magazines in Italy and France - plus they are fast ascending the Triple A radio charts in the US with “If Not Now (Then When)” and “Hard Up”. The latter song also recently appeared in the new US TV series “Kenan”, starring Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson alongside Don Johnson. The band’s popularity in the US, UK and Europe has remained strong since the mid 2000’s when they were the first Australian soul band to get signed to a key overseas label and to tour.

Most of the album was recorded communally over a week 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 Rolling 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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

DAVE KOZ & CORY WONG · FAMILY REUNION

Just Koz Entertainment, Inc.
May 21, 2021

Saxophonist Dave Koz and hipster funk/jam band guitarist Cory Wong (Vulfpeck, the Fearless Flyers, Cory and the Wongnotes) celebrate the joy of reconnecting with loved ones on the infectious new single, “Family Reunion,” which is being serviced to radio on May 24. The track is from their forthcoming album, The Golden Hour, which will be released on June 11.

Dave Koz says, “‘Family Reunion’ is a complete musical celebration...you can just feel it in the energy of the track. A celebration not only for us musicians, but for the millions of families that due to Covid, have had to be separated from each other for a very long time. Families are now finally able to come together, to hug, to once again feel the special joy of being around loved ones – something we’ve all missed so much. That’s the musical DNA of this particular song.”

Cory Wong – who produced the album, co-wrote 10 of its 11 tracks and played electric guitar, among other instruments – notes, "It’s the kind of song that takes me right to the backyard on a hot summer day...the smell of the grill, the presence of friends, and an air of optimism that says 'everything's gonna be alright'. When we wrote this song, we wanted to capture the feeling of community. Recording a 10-piece band in a live room with that live energy really brought the song to life in a way that can't be fabricated by studio tricks!"

Sunday, May 23, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW EP. 234


 Playlist

Marga Sol - What I Need (Ft. Digby Jones)
Ryan Montano – Gemini
Jonathan Fritzén – Keys To Paradise
Tony Craddock Jr. – Magnetic
Roman Street – Turn It On
Mattari – Floating
Nathan Allen – Bounce
Wade C. Long – Happy Go Lucky

Friday, May 21, 2021

JONATHAN FRITZÉN · KEYS TO PARADISE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Nordic Night Records
May 21, 2021

We are excited to announce the release of "Keys To Paradise", the new single from Swedish-American Billboard chart-topping pianist & composer, Jonathan Fritzén!

"Keys To Paradise" was written & recorded by Fritzén in his studio - playing all the
 instruments & mixing it as well. "Keys To Paradise" - the first single from his upcoming

Thursday, May 20, 2021

NORTH '2UNES' WOODALL · FUNKIE SISTER ·RADIO SINGLE·

2uneswave
May 14, 2021

Primarily a self-taught musician, it was at the age of eleven that his mom introduced him to the guitar and a love affair with music that has stood the test of time. In his teens, North “2unes” Woodall studied the playing styles of Ernie Isley, Santana, and Joe Walsh, among other R&B, funk, rock, and pop music styles. Hard work, determination, and a natural gift paid off and as a result of his exceptional proficiency with the guitar, he was quickly established with popular groups in and around Dayton, Ohio, such as The Delvones and Round Trip Ticket. North has since relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and was sought to share the stage with funk masters Lakeside, The Ohio Players, Roger Troutman and Zapp, Roy Aires, Millie Jackson, Tom Brown and Will Downing. He regularly sells out venues as the audiences know that they will be highly entertained and satisfied by tight arrangements and banging guitar solos with great licks.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

MARC ANTOINE · SOMETHING ABOUT HER

Shanachie Entertainment
May 28, 2021


“It’s all about the voyage for me. I hope I can take listeners along with me to enjoy the voyage,” exclaims Marc Antoine. The Parisian born guitar extraordinaire’s spark for music began as a child. He recalls, “My parents told me that when I was four, I went into a trance while listening to Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring.’” The same deep emotion that Antoine felt towards music as a child, has manifested itself in his remarkable ability to translate his powerful connection with music to his listeners. May 21, 2021 Marc Antoine will release his second recording for Shanachie Entertainment, Something About Her, dedicated to his wife Rebeca. “After 25 years, we are still in love,” reflects Antoine. The new recording is a life-affirming celebration that sizzles with dazzling melodies, dancing rhythms and exotic harmonies. Antoine is joined by many of his all-star friends including keyboardists David Benoit, Brian Simpson, Philippe Saisse and saxophonists Marion Meadows and Greg Vail, among others. “We are all good friends and everybody is magical in their own way,” shares Antoine, who is based in Laguna Niguel, a little town south of Laguna Beach in Southern California. “I prefer going to a studio and recording live with everyone but in this case, the collaborations were done in everyone’s own recording spaces. Technology these days is amazing and I think we still managed to make it sound like a live record. We defeated Covid in a way.” Danny Weiss, Shanachie Entertainment VP of Jazz A&R states, “Marc Antoine’s mastery and depth of expression of both jazz and classical guitar result in an absolutely exquisite style that is both beautiful and profound.”

Monday, May 17, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW EP. 233



Playlist


Michael Fields Jr. – Get up on It (Feat. Marcus Anderson)
Blair Bryant – Secret Agent
Brian Bromberg – Bado Boy!
Motown Moe – Living My Best Life – (Feat. Nils)
Robert Crawford – Back to the 80’s
Elan Trotman – Brighter Days Ahead
Wade C Long – Godchildern
Joel del Rosario – Night Shift
Markus Zahrl – Chilling in the Nature

Sunday, May 16, 2021

ROMAN STREET · TURN IT ON · RADIO SINGLE·

Roman Street
May 13, 2020

Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson put their guitars together to form Roman Street. Since their college years, this brotherly jam session has developed into a Billboard/iTunes charting band who many have dubbed 'the next generation' of Jazz Fusion. Roman Street, named for an old roman street in the Alps where they studied guitar, is an internationally trained instrumental band specializing in improvisational fusion of Classical, Gypsy and Contemporary Jazz, Latin, and Nuevo Flamenco. A departure from the over-produced music that is out there today, they keep it simple—the beautifully organic sound of acoustic instruments played by talented people who love what they are doing. Whether performing as a guitar duo, or with a backing band, Roman Street astounds with music that appeals to fans of many genres.

Friday, May 14, 2021

RYAN MONTANO · GEMINI · RADIO SINGLE ·

Ryan Montano
May 3, 2021
 

Ryan Montano is a nationally recognized trumpeter, songwriter, bandleader and recording artist. His beautiful tone, sophisticated and memorable compositions, impactful live performances and precise technique have garnered him national radio airplay and festival performances across the nation.

The success of his music has led to nation-wide performances at jazz and music festivals across the country including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, The Phil Denny Armory Jazz Festival, The Seabreeze Jazz Festival "Rising Star" performance slot and several others.

In addition to his musical artistry, Montano is a talented and truthful actor having appeared in several commercials and Hollywood films with speaking roles in "GoodKill" starring Ethan Hawke, Disney's "Lemonade Mouth" and "Love N' Dancing" starring Amy Smart, Rachel Dratch and Betty White. He has been a featured performer on “CSI Miami” and “Wildfire” and has several runway modeling shows and print campaigns to his modeling credits.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

JOEL DEL ROSARIO · NIGHT SHIFT ·RADIO SINGLE·

Michelangelo Music
May 10, 2021


San Francisco based guitarist and songwriter, Joel Del Rosario has opened up and performed with many of today’s top Contemporary Jazz artists. From performing alongside Brian Culbertson and Michael Lington at Brian’s annual Napa Valley Jazz Festival, to opening up for mega stars Warren Hill and Eric Darius in Phoenix, Arizona and doing the same for Eric Marienthal and Gail Johnson with the ladies of "Jazz in Pink" at Carson's Jazz Festival. “jDR”, as he as commonly referred to, has been able to stand alongside the industry’s best. Bringing an undeniable onstage presence, jDR’s electrifying performance commands the attention of music lovers everywhere as he can create an intimate musical experience even in the midst of sold out venues and outdoor festivals.

However, not only is “jDR” recognized as a distinguished jazz guitarist who has been voted “Best Jazz Guitarist” by Coffee Talk Jazz Radio and won multiple awards, including a prestigious “Stan Getz” scholarship to Stanford University’s Jazz Camp while in high school. Joel is also an established songwriter, having produced music for Billboard charting artist(s): Ragan Whiteside, Cal Harris Jr., Dee Lucas, and fellow Bay Area keyboardist, Marco Montoya.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

ELAN TROTMAN · BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD ·RADIO SINGLE·

Island Muzik
May 7, 2021


Saxophonist Elan Trotman, has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as he continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing, though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum and Najee, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions.

Trotman is also the Executive Producer and host of the Barbados Jazz Excursion, a jazz and golf weekend getaway which brings over 300 music lovers to the island every Columbus Day Weekend. Past performers include Jeff Lorber, Javier Colon, Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson, Althea Rene, Marcus Anderson, Peter White and Jeffrey Osborne. Elan is also the founder of the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation – a Non-Profit which directly funds the Headstart Music Program. Headstart Music provides FREE weekly instrument instruction to students ages 7-11 on saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet and percussion. In 2016, over $6,000.00 was raised at the Jazz Excursion Weekend and Golf Tournament. All proceeds go towards tutor salaries, instrument maintenance and supplies for the program.

Born and raised in Barbados, the native island of pop star Rihanna, and educated at the world-renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Trotman approaches jazz in his own way. Blending Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures, his playing is full of surprises.

Monday, May 10, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW EP. 232


Playlist

Jay Rowe – Just Another Love Thing
Wade C Long – Mr. Jones
Marc Antoine – Groovy Sunday
Darren Rahn – Midnight Sun
Darryl Agape Soul – Nobody But You – (Ft Maysa)
Kevin Foster – Can’t Hide Love
Günter Asbeck – Don´t Give Up – (Ft Selina Albright)
Rebecca Angel – Just The Two Of Us 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

CHRISTIAN GRATZ · 1981

Black Rainbow Records
March 12, 2021


Christian Gratz's new album "1981" is a collection of new Soft-Rock songs reminiscent of Boz Scaggs, Hall $ Oates, Ian Matthews, Elton John and others! all with the sounds and feel of the era!

Fans of Ambrosia, Elton John, Boz Scaggs, Hall & Oates and yacht rock and Westcoast will love this album. Its like a stack of unreleased pop singles from the early 80s!


1 - Man In The Middle
2 - Not This Time
3 - Lovelite
4 - Harmony
5 - Hide Away
6 - Brandy
7 - Sheena


Buy the album here


Thursday, May 6, 2021

REBECCA ANGEL · JUST THE TWO OF US ·RADIO SINGLE·

Timeless Grooves Records
April 23, 2021

On her latest single, a heartfelt, deeply soulful, and jazzy-adventurous re-imagining of the Grammy-winning classic “Just the Two of Us,” Rebecca Angel pays homage to the late Bill Withers, who recorded the original with sax legend Grover Washington, Jr., while speaking to our collective spirit of pandemic-era survival (“We can make it if we try”) and looking ahead to brighter days.

The single follows Angel’s socially conscious 2020 interpretation of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” which won New Artist Breakout Single for the IMN (Independent Music Network) award.

“Just The Two of Us” was produced by veteran jazz/R&B keyboardist/producer Jason Miles. The track is anchored by an array of top session musicians, including bassist Reggie Washington and drummer Gene Lake, who have recorded on several of Rebecca’s previous recordings.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

ROBERTA GENTILE · BRING IT ON

Splash Blue
February 19, 2021


Roberta is from Andria, Italy. She studied for 1 year at music conservatory followed by 2 years at a musical academy. She performed at EXPO-­‐Experience in 2017 in the Vanity Fair Night at the Oscar's in Milan. Roberta's debut album  has been produced by Bluey of Incognito.

RICKY PETERSON / THE PETERSON BROTHERS · UNDER THE RADAR

Leopard (Broken Silence)
May 3, 2021


The Peterson Brothers - keyboard player Ricky, bass player Billy, drummer / guitar player Paul and their nephew, saxophonist Jason - are true brothers in arms, Minneapolis institutions, members and survivors of that city's musical revolution. They lay the music out like an uptown groove buffet.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

SHELDON FERGUSON · NEXT TO YOU ft. WALTER BEASLEY ·RADIO SINGLE·

Sheldon Ferguson
April 23, 2021

Sheldon Ferguson is a Grammy nominated guitarist who is originally from Columbia, SC and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Bachelors in Professional Music with emphasis in Performance and Production at Berklee College of Music. In 2011 Sheldon released his first smooth jazz album titled The Brighter Side, at the age of seventeen. Sheldon’s music has sold in over forty different countries and can be heard on jazz stations all over the world. The international radio broadcast, Talking Smooth Jazz, considers him a part of the new generation of smooth jazz. In January 2018, Sheldon released his second album, Soul Searching, after a six-year hiatus from releasing music. Soul Searching charted at #7 on the Smooth Jazz Global Listener Chart and #39 on the Top 50 Albums Chart. The album documents a journey of self-discovery and Sheldon hopes to inspire others with its message.

ASHLEY SCOTT · DON'T THROW OUR LOVE AWAY ·RADIO SINGLE·

Ashley Scott
April 23, 2021

Ashley Scott is a singer/songwriter from Philadelphia and a graduate ofHoward University in Washington DC where he received his Bachelor’sDegree in Music. Influenced by his aunt Helen Scott of The ThreeDegrees, as well as The Delfonics, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, andPrince, Ashley found his love and passion for music. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

DARREN RAHN · MIDNIGHT SUN ·RADIO SINGLE·

Darren Rahn
April 26, 2021


Saxophonist, composer, and producer Darren Rahn - a notable factor in nearly two dozen Billboard #1 hits - returns with "Midnight Sun", the next single from his forthcoming album "Rock the World". The dynamic, pop-jazz and Latin funk influenced track is inspired by the visual concept of an enduring light in darkness and difficulty; one of love, family, and faith

Darren Rahn - tenor sax, rhodes, synthesizers, programming, horn section saxes
Allen Hinds - guitar
Jason Rahn - trumpets
Mel Brown - bass
Tarell Martin - drums


FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW EP. 231



Playlist

Camera Soul - Esagerato
Castella – Mojito
David’s Pianosound – Buscándote (Luisa Santiago)
Sheldon Ferguson – Next to You (Walter Beasley)
Ashley Scott – Don’t Throw Our Love Away
Jason Jackson – All The Way ( Julian Vaughn)

Saturday, May 1, 2021

PM WARSON · TRUE STORY

Légère Recordings
April 23, 2021

PM Warson grew up in an English town in the staple suburban musical landscape of heavy rock, the ghost of New Wave, and the fading star of the indie boom of the Noughties. He found his own fit in the form of Rhythm & Blues from half a century before, saving up two summers straight for a Rickenbacker guitar, getting the taste for playing live with an archetypal teenage power trio. After moving to London to study, he started to delve deeper into his musical vocabulary – Delta Blues, Americana, early jazz and rock’n’roll. Meanwhile, via the capital’s blues clubs and soul nights, he discovered a new setting for the music that had enticed him the first place.

A chance audition thrust him into full-time work as a touring musician, serving an apprenticeship, blissfully unqualified, alongside conservatoire-trained jazz musicians and session pros. Becoming more and more interested in production, ever-drawn to the Golden Era of record-making, Warson befriended the proprietors of Soup Studio, an all-analogue recording facility based in East London. He started moonlighting on production projects and learning the inner workings of a studio environment.