Eric Montgomery – Get Down

Based in Pennsylvania Eric Montgomery delivers with Get Down his CDBaby debut.

Although no additional information is to find, I wholeheartedly recommend you his album.

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Kevin Jackson – Full Circle

Baltimore’s own Kevin Jackson recorded and performed with artists Sheila E., Chico Debarge, Jennifer Holliday, Maysa, Oli Silk, and more. His potent mix of soulful R&B, rock, contemporary Christian, and contemporary jazz offers something for every taste. On stage, it’s easy to see this is where he is most comfortable. Kevin is a laid back guitar player, but don’t let that fool you. Live, he and his band sneak up on you with tight grooves and sly melodies.

Jackson’s first CD, “Stories in Color”, debuted in 2012. That same year, Jackson was a featured artist at the legendary Blues Alley in Washington, DC, and at Artscape here in Baltimore. In 2015, Jackson released “The Mirrored Truth”. The album and song “Favorite Way” was considered for a GRAMMY nomination for best traditional R&B album of the year and best traditional R&B song of the year.

His new album Full Circle is now available on iTunes.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Impact

After Jeff Lorber has achieved nearly everything in his solo career, the win of a GRAMMY for his Jeff Lorber Fusion recording Prototype in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album was the ultimate acknowledgement of his music.

At the same time this was an incentive to make the next album even better. Keyboard wizard Lorber called again his friends Jimmy Haslip (bass) and Andy Snitzer (sax) to create the new project Impact (2018).

Of course, Lorber also relies on well-known professional musicians from his close circle such as drummers Gary Novak and John Roberts, guitarists Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Thompson and Adam Hawley, and horn specialist David Mann. A concept that has also carried his previous releases.

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Terrence Richburg – Portrait of Adoration

A native Washingtonian talent renowned for his God-given musicianship, from an early age multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Terrence Richburg has amazed audiences with his adaptable, authenticated style and “smooth” delivery. Richburg is an accomplished recording artist who comes with a wealth of knowledge of all musical styles and genres as well as the music industry. He has performed throughout the country and is characterized by his peers as “The Quincy Jones of Gospel,” “a musician’s musician,” and “a producer’s producer.”

Portrait of Adoration is a profound yet instantaneous poetic journey through a multitude of Jazz & Inspirational R&B rhythms, ballads & grooves-no stones left unturned in this rare collection of innovative melodies & arrangements that captivate hearts & souls with addictive jams.

This album is available on CDBaby.

Ben Tankard – Rise!

American’s top Gospel/Jazz man proves why he is the “Quincy Jones of Gospel” with this stunning new Smooth Jazz CD full of collaborations. Starring super-guests: Marion Meadows, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson, Jr. as well as three new artists “on the rise”.

Ben Tankard’s newest Instrumental release Rise! provides a musical backdrop for the listener to dream, meditate, and ascend. Grammy-winning special guests include: Marion Meadows on sax with title track Rise ! (a remake of Herb Alpert’s smash hit from 1979), Kirk Whalum on sax with “It’s Working” (William Murphy remake ) and Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar for “More Rain”. Tankard also presents featured performances by some young artists that are on the “Rise”: Dejuan Williams, 1LV, and Kyle Schroeder on their own tracks as well as two fun tracks with his ghost band (Unlisted Number) and alter ego.

Get Rise! right now on CDBaby.

Herb Alpert – Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass

81FwjPW0IML._SX522_A legendary trumpet player, Herb Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the since-unmatched feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10– and five in the Top 20. Herb Alpert also has the distinction of being the only artist who has had a #1 instrumental and vocal single.

Some of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ fourteen Top 40 singles include; The Lonely Bull, Mexican Shuffle, Spanish Flea and the GRAMMY®-winners “A Taste Of Honey” and “What Now My Love,” and the #1 hits “This Guy’s In Love With You” and “Rise.” Shout! Factory recently released deluxe re-masters of the entire TJB catalogue plus Lost Treasures, a compilation of vintage rarities, and Rewhipped, featuring hot remixes of every track from Whipped Cream & Other Delights. In all, Alpert has recorded over thirty albums and produced for many other artists, including Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Michel Colombier, Gato Barbieri, and Alpert’s wife, GRAMMY winning vocalist Lani Hall, to name a few.

With Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass Herb Alpert revisits popular hits of his Tijuna Brass time. Listening to the music samples you will quickly remark that Herb didn’t just copy the old songs but rearranged and newly recorded his former hits of this period.

Buy the album on Amazon.com.

Paul Hardcastle – VIII

Paul Hardcastle will be known to most slightly older listeners for his megahits Rain Forest and 19, which have sold millions of copies. His series The Jazzmasters was a considerable success in the field of smooth jazz, which he also continues with The Chill Lounge for the chill out genre.

The new album Hardcastle 8 (2018) has already announced itself through a number of video releases. Insiders will have heard the new melodies several times. Afterwards the impression is confirmed that his songs mostly settle in a dance floor suitable smooth jazz. On most of the songs the old companion Rock Hendricks plays the saxophone, as far as Paul’s son doesn’t reach for the saxophone himself.

Amber Skies, in earlier publications Amber Sky, starts the album with the Hardcastle own interweaving of different melody fragments to an atmospheric unison. Turn Down the Heat is Hardcastle’s apodictic appeal against the climate catastrophe, which gives the heat-damaged listeners some cooling alternative.

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