Posts Tagged ‘ Chill Out ’

Mike Murray – Sunset

New Jersey’s own Mike Murray, an independent composer/producer is (quoting one industry spokesman); “in a league by himself and clearly has re-defined the musical genres known as “Chill-Out” and “Smooth Jazz” by blending them masterfully”. Mike calls his self-described musical genre “Chazz” but fans of Bob James/Fourplay, Hiroshima and Jazzmasters will feel right at home with Mike’s expanding repertoire and unique musical style. Smooth jazz, chill composer, musician and producer Mike Murray, has been creating musically aural delights since 2007.

His new project is entitled Sunset and surprises again with high professionality. Get it on CDBaby.

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Velvet Dreamer – Different World

Different World is the 5th album by Velvet Dreamer, alias Tim Gelo from Germany. Berlin-based trumpet player and music producer stays true to his style and his unique sound aesthetics and has produced 15 beautiful tracks most of which featuring his sensitive and gentle trumpet play.

A new feature on Different World is the appearance of various guitar sounds that give the album a vivid, warm atmosphere which is also supported by some great guest musicians: Michael Buk is a guitar player from Berlin and has already appeared on the earlier Velvet Dreamer albums „Eternal Beauty“ and „Remixed“. Ilia Skibinsky plays the saxophone on the track „Blissful Journey“.

Now let’s dive deep into Velvet Dreamer’s music world – it is a journey that requires a huge bag for all the beautiful souvenirs that can be found along the way. The album will be available in all stores on November 24th, 2017.

Christoph Spendel – Jazzmatics 4

Jazz professor, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer Christoph Spendel has a great impact on the German jazz scene. With a plethora of released albums he showcases his multifaceted artistry in jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz, classic, lounge, chill out and many more genres.

In the chill out section he already released among other albums the series Jazzmatic Vol. 1 (2012), Jazzmatics – Upbeat (2012), Jazzmatics – Chill Out Vol. 1, Jazzmatics – Chill Out Vol. 2 (2012), Jazzmatics – Deep Down Ibiza (2012), Jazzmatics – City At Dark (2012) and this year Jazzmatics New York Sessions Vol.2, Jazzmatics Vol. 3 and Jazzmatics Vol. 4. All songs are composed and performed by Christoph Spendel and available as downloads only.

This volcanic outburst of creative energy demands more intensive consideration. The title of the starting tune Jamiro Jam is derived from the famous British funk and acid jazz band Jamiroquai. The powerful tune grasps playfully various elements of keyboard sounds like Rhodes, Hohner clavinet, synth strings and more in combination with drums and percussion driving the melody to the final summit.

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Papik – Papik Smooth Experience

PapikSmoothExperiencePapik is the project born from an idea by Rome based producer Nerio Poggi, composer and arranger with nu-jazz, soul, pop backgrounds, who’s worked with Mario Biondi on his Handful of soul and I love you more albums. The Papik project is linked to the typical Nu-Jazz sound and has among its collaborators has the voices of Ely Bruna and Alan Scaffardi. Among the musicians involved we’d like to mention Fabrizio Foggia on piano, Pierpaolo Ranieri on bass, Fabio Tullio on sax and Massimo Guerra on trumpet. The first Papik album, about to be released on Irma La Douce, was titled Rhythm of life.

Smooth Jazz keyboardist, producer, arranger Papik has now released the new album Papik Smooth Experience featuring Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Johann Asmundsson from Mezzoforte and others as a compilation of nice grooves. This album is available at Amazon.de.

Stephanie Sante – Luminescence

LuminescenceSan Francisco Bay Area native, Stephanie Sante is an electronic composer, producer, and multi instrumentalist. Equally adept on guitar and keyboards her music embodies skillfully blended layers of melodic harmonies that embrace a mix of thematic, uplifting and energetic tracks that contain a glimpse of mystery and romance. Stephanie Sante’s music is often described as cinematic since it paints such a clear landscape of emotional vision and clarity. Her musical projects are often times epic in scope, each track delicately linked in perfect symmetry.

As a multi instrumentalist Ms. Sante is quick to embrace emerging technologies pushing the boundaries of production and musical expression. Adapting to advances in computer technology, with her musical, fine arts and engineering backgrounds she integrates new forms of sound generation with the latest advancements in tactile expression. With years of experience blending acoustic and electronic artistry Stephanie is poised to take her music to the next plateau.

Luminescence, the 9th release from Stephanie Sante was released on May 1st 2016. Luminescence completes the journey that began with Stephanie’s break through release “Prismatic”. Luminescence features the finest elements of NuJazz with stylistic influences covering Smooth Jazz, RnB, Chill and a touch of Funk and Bossa. Once again inspired by the magnificent beauty, energy and romance of the Pacific Northwest, Luminescence covers this lush landscape from the energetic Hawthorne District to the breathtaking Pacific Coastline.

This album is available at Amazon.com.

Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion – Groove Jazz N Chill #3

Releasing so many records I wonder from where Konstantin Klashtorni get all these inspirations for new songs. What is his working receipt? Konstantin comments꞉ “I listen a lot of different music, I like country music, many pop songs (not all) are of great inspiration. Latin music I like a lot, there is a special drive in it, which helps my grooves to sound a bit distinctive. And of course there is a bunch of Smooth Jazz music where i get my inspiration from. I just need a small idea, usually harmonic, some chords progression or sounds.

Further laying down grooves and the rest is more mechanical process, everything after flows by itself. Specially melody, I’ve been through all these years wherever I lived, famous for playing short 8, 16 bars sax solos being able to tell a story, so, for me to create a nice melody is much easier and naturally than for overwhelming amount of mates. I’ve been accumulating for many years ideas and experience, and now is the moment to “write all this in stone” and I like it much more than just playing saxophone.″

Klashtorni opens the album with Have Your Way, a reverie with crystal clear sounds and acoustic guitar in the lead. When the sun rays of the new day are warming up nature, then we are greeting with Good Morning. Konstantin catches the loveliness of the moment with sweet tones.

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Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion – Groove Jazz N Chill #2

Multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni is known to have released two series. Kool&Klean and Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion. I asked him to describe the difference between both series from his personal sight as artist.

Konstantin explains꞉ “Kool&Klean is more groovy, trendy and experimental. I try to open another sound dimension still staying within SJ genre. Chillaxing Jazz Collection is more chill out orientated, with ballad and romantic feel to it. And style wise it’s on edge with New Age, at least I approach it this way. Although it’s about an idea I had before creating both series, some songs can be slightly in the different vein (nobody is perfect).″

Keeping that in mind Happiness outshines the audience mood in the true sense of word with the utmost relaxation and peaceful contemplation. Touch is a physical mode of interaction between two human beings. In a pure mental sphere music can touch in a spiritual moving. This is the intention of the second tune.

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