Archive for the ‘ Smooth Jazz ’ Category

Peter White – Smile

When distinct modesty couples with excellent artistry, this applies absolutely to the guitarist Peter White. The uncrowned leader of the smooth jazz genre has already released his fourteenth studio album, his third for the label Heads Up International.

White is joined by vocalists Mindi Abair and Stevo Theard, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Euge Groove, keyboardist Philippe Saisse, bassist Nate Phillips, percussionist Ramon Yslas and his daughter Charlotte White on violin.

Stylistically White remains faithful to himself. Also on this album the acoustic guitar is his favorite instrument. All tracks are written by Peter White and DC with the exception of Don Quixote’s Final Quest, which Peter composed with Freddie Ravel.

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dee Brown – Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love

BSHCLOn his Innervision debut, dee Brown, whose tasty melodies, grooves, and vibe perfectly reflect its unforgettable title: Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love, collaborates with some of Detroit’s best loca talent, including Desi Mc Cullers Jr., The son of one of the original Motown “Funk Brothers” Valdez Brantly, longtime keyboardist and MD for Usher, his brother, bassist Kern Brandley, Music Director for Lady Gaga, Chip Dixson, a notable gospel player, “soul trumpeter” and instrumental recording artist Lin Rountree, and DJ Shannon Weiss.

Buy this album now at Amazon.com.

Mitchell Coleman Jr. – Soul Searching

SoulSearchingSoul Searching is an instrumental jazz/funk fusion collection that interweaves music inspired by his much admired influences, Coleman has fulfilled a lifelong dream of creating the music he hears in his heart and feels in his soul.

Co-penning, arranging and producing all but one of the fourteen tracks with Hollywood, and his original compositions ‘Come Up’, ‘Passport’ and ‘Secrets’ showcase his virtuosity as a bass player who’s more than capable of holding his own among his idols.

Buy this album at i-Tunes.

Threestyle – Get It

Get ItSmooth Jazz from Germany? Probably you remember groups such as Dancing Fantasy, Freeze Frame and Blue Knights. Now this country offers an alternative with Threestyle. A group from Bavaria featuring Magdalena Chovancova (sax), Robert Fertl (guitars, bass trumpet, flugelhorn) and Gabriela Chovancova (drums and vibraphone).

After Feel The Vibe the group presents the new album Get It at CDBaby.

Keith Andrew – Adventurous Soul

AdventurousSoulKeith Andrew takes us through an amazing musical adventure, featuring melodic and grooving compositions, beautiful guitar performance, and collaborations with some of the worlds greatest contemporary and smooth jazz musicians!

This album truly lives up to it’s title — Adventurous Soul is sure to excite contemporary and smooth jazz lovers, worldwide! You find this CD under Jazz-Funk at CDBaby.

Welmyr Jean-Pierre & Friends – Hidden Treasures

Hidden TreasuresMaster pianist and composer, Welmyr Jean-Pierre creates an impressive array of inspirational gospel and christian music for generations to come. He called it his Hidden Treasures.

Now he reveals his Hidden Treasures to you at CDBaby.

IAN – Believe the Magic of IAN: Addendum

ian52Keyboardist Glenn Jones and guitarist Tim Law, members of IAN Band, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to strengthening communities through music, art and mentor-ship, effortlessly deliver sophisticated smooth jazz melodies reminiscent of early Joe Samples, with a hint of David Benoit, laced with Larry Carlton-esque guitar styling. A must have for smooth and contemporary jazz lovers.

Believe the Magic of IAN: Addendum is now available at CDBaby.

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