Archive for the ‘ Holiday Jazz ’ Category

Bob Luna and Rick Latham – A Groovy Little Christmas

Fun, festive and funky arrangements of timeless Holiday favorites. These reharmonized and regrooved versions are perfect for any holiday gathering or just cruising around during this special time of year.

Get this album on Rick’s website.

Gabriel Bello – Happy Holiday

Happy Holiday is a new classic Christmas album you’ll play every winter, a combination of Smooth Jazz, R&B & Soul from #1 Billboard Artist Gabriel Bello, featuring his hit saxophone playing & soulful vocals. This album has everything including the kitchen the sink:” Saxophone, Singing, Flute, Guitar, Vocoder, Talkbox & plenty other surprises! From the hit feature song, “Happy Holiday” to the groovy “Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out”, the Rap Testimony of “Carol of The Bello” and the musical montage of “12 Days of Christmas in Church” you’ll keep jamming to this album all year long!

This is our final Christmas album suggestion this year, now on sale at CDBaby.

Elan Trotman – Christmas In Rio

Hailing from Barbados now living in Boston saxophonist Elan Trotman is an integral part of the smooth jazz scene today. His work consisting of Memories – The Debut (2001), influenced by Caribbean music, Let’s Have A Good Old Time (2005), a gospel jazz album, A Reggae Christmas (2007), popular Christmas carols in a jammin’ reggae style, This Time Around (2009) and Love and Sax (2011 ) is multifaceted. Further albums are Tropicality (2013), LiveandUncut (2015), Double Take (2016) and Dear Marvin (2019).

His newest album is Christmas In Rio (2019), which you can download here.

Doug Jones – Home for Christmas

Saxophonist Doug Jones releases his first smooth jazz Christmas CD. The first single, “Feliz Navidad”, which features Alto Saxophone and Acoustic Guitar in a Latin setting, has been on Billboards most added list for several weeks. The CD contains eight Christmas Classics performed with fresh arrangements in a Smooth / Contemporary Jazz Instrumental setting.The one vocal song,” The Christmas Song”, features vocalist Joel Kibble from the group Take 6.

You can buy this Holiday Jazz album on CDBaby.

Rob Mullins – Holiday Piano Collection

Rob Mullins is a versatile keyboardist capable of playing both crossover and bop. Born in Enid, OK, Mullins spent time in Ontario, CA, before moving with his family to Denver when he was 14. He began playing drums when he was 11, but three years later when his leg was broken in a car accident, Mullins began playing piano. Mullins’ parents loved jazz, so he was well acquainted with the music when at 16 he formed a jazz combo. He attended the University of Northern Colorado for a period, studied with George Russell in New York, and in Denver started his own record company (RMC Records), cutting four albums that sold very well in the region.

In time, Mullins moved to Los Angeles, became a fixture in local clubs, and recorded one best-selling CD after another, primarily for Nova, RME, and most recently for Zebra. Rob Mullins has worked with Branford Marsalis, Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Spike Robinson, Brian Bromberg, the Crusaders (touring in Joe Sample’s former spot for three years), the Rippingtons, Diane Schuur, Dave Grusin, and many others, including his own band of local all-stars. He has been a dedicated music teacher for some 30 years. His most recent albums include 2006’s Standards & More and 2008’s Storyteller.

His newest album is a Holiday Piano Collection, which is available on iTunes.

Acute Inflections – In December

Acute Inflections, NYC’s latest contribution to jazz, is a chic duo of singer Elasea Douglas and bassist Sadiki Pierre. Their sultry sound and fashionable flair have made them the perfect musical act during Cocktail Hour & Dinner at high-end private events and weddings. They have even opened for Jennifer Hudson, Sting, and other notable artists at some of these events. Heads of State, Celebrities and CEOs regularly entrust them to amaze the attendees of their personal celebrations. They also have a corporate following that includes Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, and Tiffany & Co. Acute Inflections released their debut EP, The Brave, in November 2017. It spent five weeks in the Top-10 of the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart and their cover of Prince’s Kiss was ranked #1 for eight weeks. A bright future awaits these talented artists.

Their new Christmas album In December includes fun and jazzy renditions of classic songs for the season, along with a charming original tune celebrating the best time of the year!

Available for download only, you can find it on CDBaby.

Will Donato – Renaissance Christmas

The new original holiday radio single and title track “Renaissance Christmas” from celebrated Groove Jazz star Will Donato features his passion for the Alto Flute over a very new & contemporary groove. The tune features the signature guitar sounds and soulful artistry of Terry Wollman, hit maker and producer in his own right.

The full CD Renaissance Christmas arrives December 2019 and features new original music, Renaissance, Celtic and Classical, holiday song selections! Stellar performances from Roberto Vally, Steve Oliver, JJ Sansaverino, Curtis McCain, and violinist Bobby Furgo (Leonard Cohen!)! Co-Produced, mixed, engineered by Don Hoeber. Design and images by Robert McLain and Diana Donato.

This album is exclusively available at his website.

East Bay Soul – Underneath The Mistletoe

Underneath The Mistletoe is the first Christmas album of East Bay Soul.The arrangements are crafted by Greg Adams, known for lending his sound to some of the most important recordings in pop culture. Nick Milo will be in the co-producing chair along side Greg. Nick was the musical director for Joe Cocker with thirteen years at the helm. The title of the CD is inspired by Nick and co-writer Rocky Maffit who penned the original song.

This album is completely self-funded, and no expense will be spared to produce the highest quality recording. We just need some help to cover the costs of making the album and to share our Sweet Soul Christmas experience with friends, family and fans just in time for the holidays. These songs are recorded: Winter Wonderland, This Christmas, The Christmas Song, What Are You Doing New York Eve, Santa Claus Is Coming Home, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Christmas Time Silver Bells.

Pre-order your copy here.

Justin Young – My Favorite Christmas

Justin Young‘s new Christmas album, My Favorite Christmas is now available for pre-order! The album ships Nov 30th! Click the link below! On this collection of Christmas songs, Justin does Christmas with a twist. The album features classics like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Mary Did You Know” including Stevie Wonder’s “That’s What Christmas Means To Me” alongside your favorite songs of the Season like “Jingle Bells” and more!

“This is the most fun I’ve had making a record yet,” Young says. And you can hear that joy on tracks like Wham’s “Last Christmas”. Recorded by Jimi Young, the album also features a swingin’ version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” recorded in 6/8! May these songs welcome in a fresh new year and many warm, happy nights.” The album features a very talented cast of musicians Eddie Miller (Keys), Alex Al (Bass), Jeff Canady (Drums), Tony Stanford (Guitar), David Yackley (Keys), Rob Emmanuel (Drums), Sharon Love Jones (Vocals) and more!

Buy it here.

David – Merry Christmas, David

It’s getting very close to the Holiday season when the entire world takes notice of the birth of Jesus Christ. We can get distracted by the shopping, giving & getting (or not getting!). When you’re ready to give your feet and your plastic “money” a rest, go to CDBaby for a relaxing listen to “Merry Christmas, David. Relaxing jazzy takes on a few classics and an original cut that reminds us to “Step a Little Closer “ to the ones we love and the One that loves us.

A further jazzy Christmas album now on sale at CDBaby.