Archive for April 29th, 2021

Various Artists – NuLeaf

a3902712984_16As the rift between academic jazz, new age, and pop narrowed in the 1980s, DI.Y. practitioners of metronome driven riffs found new growth in a burgeoning managerial middle class, a commercial audience held captive in dentist offices and waiting rooms across America. Session players took to midi-banks stocked with every instrument imaginable and delivered on a road rage-induced demand to stay cool, relaxed, and focused all at once. The extra-wide cuts packaged here will be mint for years to come. Go ahead, break the seal on a fresh pack of Nuleafs. There’s only one sensation this smooth.

This is a smooth jazz collection by various artists like Michael Hayes, Larry Bright, George Shaw, Plunky, Calvin Keys, Frank Potenza, Tony Palkovic and James Dallas.

Available in vinyl and as digital copies at bandcamp.