Posts Tagged ‘ Electric Guitar ’

CC Ryder – Out of My Head

.Take a listen to the album, Out of My Head , a magnificent collection of smooth jazz. The music touches the emotions with the warmth of love. His music captures the attention of both young and old.  A collection of 13 songs that take the listener to new heights in smooth jazz.

We have found this album at CDBaby.

Les Sabler – Live

At the moment Les Sabler is in the charts with his new album Crescent Shores, a place, where virtuosity meets emotion. In September 2009 Les released the album Live, the recording of a concert, which was held on May 5, 1995 at the Sarasota Opera House.

The Sarasota Opera House is an intimate venue on the scale of European opera houses with fewer than 1,200 seats. The acoustics in the theater are superb and there is not a bad seat in the house. Its small scale means that the audience is closer and more a part of the action than in a larger opera house.

The ideal venue for Les Sabler’s live concert, which he performed with percussionist Iraj Lashkary, drummer Kenny Crawley, bassist Ruben Drake, keyboard player Rob Satori, pianist Clay Perry and saxophonist Steve Gould.

The historic concert starts with Les Sabler’s version of the Chris Rea song On The Beach. Les showcases his skills as guitarists and as singer! Can you imagine that he concentrates on his instrument on all of his other albums? This is an encouraging expansion.

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Doug Markley – 90 Degrees

Doug Markley started playing lap steel guitar at the age of 7. He recorded 4 spiritual albums with the Joe Clemmer Band, a local music store owner in the Philadelphia suburbs. He formed the band “Elysian Fields” in high school. Then joined the rock band “Cagney” from Blackwood, New Jersey. He went to the University of Miami School of Music for 4 years. Doug took sight reading lessons from Pat Metheney there. Other students at the time included Bruce Hornsby, Jaco Pastorius, and Steve Morse.

Doug’s father died and he moved back to Philadelphia where he started the Markley Band, an original jazz fusion band. All the tunes played by the band were written by Doug. At that time, the late seventies, jazz fusion was a new music form in the area. The band knocked down a lot of doors to play in rock and disco clubs.

The Markley Band has performed thousands of shows and concerts and has performed with Robert Cray, Rick Derringer, Spyra Gyra, Stanley Jordan, Larry Coryell, and Jeff Lorber, to name a few.

Doug’s melodic tunes have been used for numerous radio and television shows across the country and continue to be sought after for commercial use. If you listen to the radio or watch television you have undoubtedly heard his music.Doug continues to play and record music for his fans all over the world. He lives with his family outside of Philadelphia.

90 Degrees is Doug newest album and now on sale at CDBaby.

Paul Brown – Love You Found Me

Tagged by critics as Babyface of smooth jazz, producer Paul Brown made superstars out of saxmen Boney James and Richard Elliot and gave guitarist Peter White a simmering irresistible groove. He performed with Al Jarreau, Boney James, Jeffery Osborne, Kirk Whalum, Larry Carlton, George Benson, Patti Austin, Marc Antoine and many more.

Paul’s solo projects are Up Front (2004), followed by The City (2005) and White Sand (2007). He also did a fantastic collaboration with Marc Antoine on the album ForeignXchange (2009). Marc commented: “We put our hearts and souls into the music and feel very strongly that our fans are going to be as excited about these songs as we are.”

Paul’s newest album is entitled Love You Found Me and is scheduled for release September 28th on Shanachie Entertainment. Paul invited a lot of great musicians to his new project like Jeff Carruthers, Dax Reynosa, Boney James, DeYon Dobson, Michael Ripoll and more. For further details about the musicians scroll down to the really big list.

The album starts with the bluesy Sugarfish. A relaxed finger snapping melody with a hooking aura Paul has co-written with Jeff Carruthers. Jeff already worked with Paul on his albums Up Front and White Sand.

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Artur Bayramgalin – Electric Breezz

Ufa, Russia, born Artur Bayramgalin is an in-demand guitarist on the Russian music scene and performed with many top-notch Russian musicians such as Fidan Gafarov, Aidar Galimov, Fadis Ganeev, Radik Dinahmetov, and Azamat Gafarov.

Last year he started his solo career with the debut album Interro Island receiving rave reviews and high acclaims by some of the major Smooth Jazz Internet sites. The combination of local music with the smooth jazz style makes Artur Bayramgalin’s debut album Interro Island unique and unforgettable.

With the sophomore album Electric Breezz Artur makes the second step to the American market. Artur categorizes his new album: ”Funk, Nu Jazz, Smooth Jazz and Fusion are the unique flavors that mix into the upbeat and catchy tunes.”

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Mike Sedmak – Guitars & Axes

While living in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in the 1990′s, Mike Sedmak was introduced to the Smooth Jazz genre and was immediately captivated by the instrumental melody and improvisation.

After his children were grown and his career established, he found more time to devote to music. He  now enjoyed playing the Classic Rock songs he grew up listening to and performing in his youth, as well as many of the Smooth Jazz songs that have been recorded over the past decades.

Guitars & Axes is the result and you should give it a listen at CDBaby.

Patrick Yandall – The Window

One of the most creative guitarists is Patrick Yandall. I observe his solo career since That Feels Nice (1994), followed by A Lasting Embrace (1997), Of Two Cities (2000), Back To The Groove (2001), From The Ashes (2003), Eyes Of Mars (2005), Samoa Soul (2006), Laws Of Groovity (2008), A New Day (2009) and this year The Window. Besides his smooth jazz projects he also released albums in the Blues genre like New York Blues (2007) and One Hour Blues (2010) as well as in the Hard Rock realm with Going For One (2010).

As my heart beats for smooth jazz I concentrate on his album The Window, coming September 2010 on Innervision Records & Entertainment. All songs were written, produced and performed by Patrick Yandall. This album is a one-man-show.

“In the 90s, the genre that evolved into smooth jazz was known as contemporary jazz, and that designation allowed for more improvisation and real jazz fusion energy even as the songs were driven by melody and groove,” says Yandall, who began playing guitar at age 11 after hearing greats like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana.

“All these years later, I still have that contemporary jazz bug in me, and love doing extended soloing, like Carton and Ritenour always have done even on their pop-oriented projects. I think I’ve grown as a composer and my songs have become deeper and more interesting and intricate over time.”

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Artur Bayramgalin – Electric Breezz

Hailing from Ufa, Russia, multi-instrumentalist Artur Bayramgalin is the new name in the smooth jazz scene. At the age of 22, Artur made a name for himself on the Russian music scene performing with many of top artists like Fidan Gafarov, Aidar Galimov, Fadis Ganeev, Radik Dinahmetov, and Azamat Gafarov.

Last year he recorded his debut album Interro Island in the Breezz Studio, Ufa and fostered his music in all jazz-networks and communities. A rave review about this album is to find at www.smooth-jazz.de. His sophomore album is entitled Electric Breezz and just released.  Artur categorizes his new album: “Funk, Nu Jazz, Smooth Jazz and Fusion are the unique flavors that mix into the upbeat and catchy tunes. “

All tunes are composed, arranged and performed by Artur Bayramgalin. The album is available at Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby.

Patrick Yandall – The Window

Bringing the same kind of emotional depth and stylistic diversity to contemporary jazz as his heroes and chief influences Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton, guitarist/composer Patrick Yandall has blazed creative and commercial trails that have inspired a new generation of independent instrumental musicians to pursue their dreams without compromise. Sixteen years after breaking onto the scene with his first national recording That Feels Nice—a sentiment shared by thousands of fans who still have that seminal work in their collections—the multi-talented San Diego based performer is as dynamic, passionate and inventive as ever on his Innervisions Records debut The Window, which marks his incredible 11th release to date.

On the heels of Going For One and One Hour Blues, extraordinary, hard-hitting 2010 projects that explored Yandall’s lifelong loves of hard-rock and blues-rock, respectively, the artist brings a fiery edge, intense funk grooves and tastes of cool tropicality and retro jazz-soul to the self-produced 12 track collection that, true to its title, offers a unique window to Yandall’s ever-evolving musical soul. Its diversity has its roots in the Yandall’s many compositions these past years for numerous top music libraries, which license his prolific work in many genres for television, film and numerous corporations. His compositions have been heard everywhere from The Weather Channel to “War, Inc.,” the 2008 film starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Hilary Duff which featured “Who’s The Bossa.”

While Yandall’s presence on the Internet and his popularity on websites like Reverb Nation and Facebook has helped him built a worldwide following and a thousands-strong fan base, fans in his longtime home of San Diego get to hear him play his popular radio hits and shed new material on a regular basis at Humphrey’s Backstage Live—where the popular smooth jazz station KIFM hosts shows on Sunday nights—and downtown hotspots like Anthology.

In addition to producing and/or recording for NBC, KUSI 51 and various San Diego media outlets, his prolific studio and live performance work over the years includes working with renowned jazz artists Michael Paulo, Scott Wilkie, J. Michael Verta, Greg Vail, Tommy Emmanuel and the late Carl Evans, Jr. (Fattburger) and Hollis Gentry. His solo discography includes A Lasting Embrace (1997); Of Two Cities (2000); Back To The Groove (2002); From The Ashes (2004); Eyes of Mars (2005); Samoa Soul (2006); New York Blues (2007); Laws of Groovity (2008); and A New Day (2009).

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Tim Bowman – The Tim Bowman Collection

Detroit native Tim Bowman‘s first steps into popularity was his work as musical director and lead guitarist of the group The Winans. While Gospel was his first love, he found his home in the smooth jazz genre. Albums like Love, Joy, Peace (1996), Paradise (1998), Smile (2000), This Is What I Hear (2004) and Tim Bowman (2008) were milestones of his path to success.

The Tim Bowman Collection is a retrospective of Bowman’s musical career added with three brand-new tracks. The album starts with Let It Shine, a result of Bowman’s collaboration with hit maker Darren Rahn, who recently was Talk Of The Town. The introduction into Bowman’s collection is naturally crowned by his excellent guitar performance.

Smile is taken from his same-titled album featuring legendary saxophonist Dave McMurray. Dave has already finished the recording of his new album and is currently touring with Bob James or Kid Rock. A mellow tune about the good relationship between human beings and God.

Summer Groove from Bowman’s album This Is What I Hear is a kicking melody and a good choice for today’s return on our turntable. Great guitar licks in the style of George Benson are accompanied by Nelson Rangel on sax, while Tim Bowman jr. hums the song.

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