Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion – Groove Jazz N Chill #4

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni is one of the most productive musicians of the smooth jazz genre. Beside his solo albums and the serials Kool&Klean he also released the Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion Groove Jazz N Chill. In 2015 the fourth album of this collection was published.

The special feature of all his albums is, Konstantin composes all his pieces and performs all musical instruments and that in a breathtaking perfection. A Leonardo da Vinci of music.

Deeply influenced by Paul Hardcastle he is a representative of this digestible mixture of smooth jazz, electronica and chill out. The assessment of critics is exceedingly benevolent. His numerous releases underscores the popularity of his music.

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John Davis – Cool Keys – Hot Jazz

Cool Keys - Hot JazzAll of the songs have been set down over the last 2 years or so. I have to say that the inspiration for all of the songs came from my creator and not me. If you don’t think that the music is very good, please don’t blame my creator. It was just probably a bad connection and my interpretation is lacking! I think that all of the songs came to me upon awakening in the early morning hours and then I quickly set them down before they escaped from me forever.

The titles are another story and I just made them up mostly from experiences with friends and family and on travels in our family motor home. For example, “Mesa Breeze” reminds me of us traveling through the Southwest desert in our motorhome listening to good jazz as we rolled along. “My Buddy Dave” is for my favorite traveling pal who is close by on many travels and my most ardent encourager. “Cool Weeze” is named for my grand daughter, Eloise who we call “Weeze”. I was about to name the song cool breeze and I decided that cool weeze was much better. “A Change In The Wind” seemed appropriate since this song was a much different style than in the past. I have wanted to do a jazz CD for a long time and finally it is here. I Couldn’t have done it without a lot of support from family and friends and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Hope you like the music!

Cool Keys – Hot Jazz is available at CDBaby.

Joshua David – Joshua David

joshuadavid1Joshua David is a dynamic,16-year-old pianist and composer whose love for jazz and intensive training in classical piano, jazz piano and percussion shines through in his music. From his fan-favorite opener, Sunset, to the smooth, living-the-good-life vibe of Midnight Groove, this album will take you on a laid-back joy ride that culminates in a contemporary gospel-flavored jazz composition entitled The Well. When you listen to this album, you will find that Joshua David is a serious musician whose rich, soulful musical expression and interpretation is far beyond his years.

This debut album by a dynamic, young pianist and composer, a fully original work of contemporary smooth jazz with a rich, soulful, inspiring musical expression and interpretation beyond his years is now on sale at CDBaby.

Kool & Klean – Volume VI

Shuffle the music of Paul Hardcastle’s The Jazzmasters and Kim Waters’ Streetwize series and you get the sound of Kool&Klean. Creator of these popular series is saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni. Born in the small town of Korosten in Ukraine he graduated at the R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music. On the search after the perfect sound he traveled the world. Venezuela, South America, the Netherlands and finally Germany were on his agenda.

He counts Eric Marienthal, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett, Brian Culbertson and Paul Hardcastle to his influences. Under his own name he released the albums Downtown (2004), Led By You (2006), Smoothing (2009), Smooth Jazz I (2010) and Smooth Jazz II (2011). Like Kim Waters he releases the series Kool&Klean and the chillaxing jazz collection Groove Jazz N Chill furthermore Piano Night (2013) and Guitar Night (2014). He also performed with the formation Camiel (Sunset and On A Day Like This).

His newest project of Kool&Klean is Volume VI (2016). Attracting the audience one finds on all covers gorgeous models as a visual link and trademarks. Konstantin has written, performed and produced all tracks.

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Stuart Redd – Dreams to Reality

Dreams to RealityDreams To Reality is the first album released from guitarist and composer Stuart Redd. This album has a very live feel greatly enhanced by the remarkable rhythm section performances of drummer Dave Weckl, bassists Ric Fierabracci, Tom Kennedy and Kim Stone with added spice and liveliness from percussionist Ramon Yslas. You will also hear outstanding keyboard performances from Jeff Lorber and Dave Weckl’s long-time studio partner Jay Oliver. On top of that, add in truly phenomenal solo performances from trumpeter Randy Brecker, and saxophonists Eric Marienthal and Gary Meek. Dave also co-produced and mixed all the songs on the project except “Crystal Shores”.

Composing the songs for this CD while having his favorite players in mind, Stuart could not have imagined the day would come when he would actually meet these great players and have them play on his CD. The real magic began, when after composing the songs, Stuart ran across Dave Weckl’s website and read the words “Have Dave play on your next project.” Stuart sent an email to the contact address and that day everything changed. Instant encouragement came when Dave personally replied from Europe. Dave dug the drum grooves, especially since they were created with his style in mind. The project was off and running making an unknown guitarist’s wildest dreams become a reality; hence the title of the CD, Dreams To Reality.

Now listen to this album at CDBaby.

Jarez – In Too Deep

jarez18Saxophonist Jarez (born Jarel Posey) is inspired by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. In 2001 Jarez started touring around the world with Grammy Award winning rapper Coolio. While he still has a strong connection to this rapper, Jarez is now working on his own solo career.

His solo albums are To The Top (2007), Saxoholic (2009), and On Top Of The World (2013). Now he returns with his new album In Too Deep. Buy this album at CDBaby.

Lincoln Park – The Best Of Freeze Frame

Born in Hamburg, studio musician Ray Bach began his musical creative period in the advertising industry. Working as an Art Director he also composed jingles and sound dips, but soon developed a deeper aspiration. In 1989. the beginning of his solo career saw the album The Book Of Movie Scores, released in 1991 on the label IC / Digit (Independent Composers I Innovative Communication) by Mark Sakautzky and Michael Weisser. This label, which supported the particular music genre of New Age and New Instrumental, described the music as “Light Jazz Urban Grooves″ better known in America as smooth jazz. At that time, as the music lovers understand the value of music, especially in the aspect of the CD the music business and the labels had no effort to spread the music.

Ray Bach released his music under the moniker Freeze Frame. While he produced his debut album in a short time, his second album The Crossover (1992) breathed jazz and featured the singer Gabi P. affording Bach to spend more time in the studio.

Early 1994 Bach released Loving Life which radiated pure joy of living with a natural beauty on the cover. These positive vibrations that reflect holiday memories are found in the music throughout the entire album.

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