Posts Tagged ‘ Chill Out ’

Chillaxonic – Ist Facet

Ukraine-born multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni has released his newest creation 1st Facet under the project name Chillaxonic. It is probably due to the effervescent creativity of this gifted artist that he publishes his works under more and more new names. On the other hand, this name also results from a combination of the music styles Jazz, Chill Out and Electronica, which can be found on the new album.

We are already used to it from Konstantin that he utilizes the advantages of his own studio and records the album quasi all by himself. However this album features Michael Simon (trumpet) and Alex Yarosh (guitar) as guest musicians on selected tracks. Konstantin has written, mixed and recorded all tracks.

The new project starts stylistically, where Konstantin’s previous albums left off. Ineffable elegantly mixes pleasurable sounds of guitar, synths and sax to the typical Klashtorni groove. Ethereal is the attribute for extremely light and delicate music, as if not of this world.

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Gentleman Professional – High Season

San Francisco based formation Gentleman Professional shines with High Season, tropical chill vibes from San Francisco, CA. Watch this video to get in the right mood. By the way you can book your club visit here.

The right sound is High Season and you get it on CDBaby.

Circles And Spirals – Gaia Vol. 2 Twilight

Born in France and living in Cologne, Germany saxophonist Ismael Diallo has a strong connection to smooth jazz. During the legendary wave music concert series featuring Rick Braun, Peter White, Slim Man, Richard Elliot and many more he belonged to the well-known backing group under the musical direction of keyboardist Lutz Deterra. Twenty years later he can already look back on a rich artistic life that has always brought him in contact with smooth jazz.

Since 2004 he is regularly releasing groove-oriented lounge music under the label Circles and Spirals. To mention are Colours (2007), and Space Grooves (2009). With Gaia Vol.1 – Sunlight (2011) he started a trilogy presenting soft down-tempo music and a pinch of world beat. Next album of this series is Gaia Vol. 2 Twilight, already available as download and scheduled for CD release August 20, 2018.

Ismael Diallo has written and produced all tracks. He performs saxophones, keyboards and Vocoder on track 10. He is accompanied by Juan Restrepo (guitars), Knuth Jerxsen (percussion), Christoph Titz (trumpet on #7) and Nini Rider (vocals on #1).

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Circles and Spirals – Gaia Vol.1 Sunlight

A native of France, Ismael Diallo, has established himself as a respectable Pop- and House-Music saxophonist on the European business-event and music circuit. To his credit are work with many soul/funk party-bands, big tours with one of Germany’s most successful singer Howard Carpendale, contrasting this by accompanying House-Music DJs in clubs with the live combo “Phonk”. His warm, energy loaded style and versatility have turned him into a much sought after soloist for groove-oriented music.

Ismael Diallo completes his live-trio with an acoustic/electric guitarist and a percussion player who bring this human and live atmosphere to the electronic sounds of the computer. Take grooving electronic music accompanied by saxophone, acoustic guitar and percussions and you have the sounds of „Circles and Spirals“. Perfect lounge music that is sure to make the sunsets more intensive,

Cocktail music with a special modern character for high class and trend oriented locations. Gaia Vol.1 – Sunlight is the first part of the trilogy, with soft down-tempo music and a pinch of world beat. 12 relaxed tracks to accompany you on sunny days. Get the album at Amazon.

Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion – Groove Jazz N Chill # 6

The facts about the multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni are quickly put together. Since this multi-talented Ukraine born artist lives in a small city nearby Düsseldorf and built up his own studio, his musical activities are literally exploded. Personally, I consider him to be the most active musician in the Smooth Jazz genre.

I admit that activity is not everything. But his creativity and diversity of ideas sets new standards. Equipped with intuitive intelligence and the nose of a truffle hunter his melodies inspire me again and again. Influenced by the musicians Paul Hardcastle and Brian Culbertson I see him today on the same level. Among his numerous series includes Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion.

Just released in this series is his sixth album, that was exclusively composed and recorded by him again. When you play the first piece Dearest, you immediately notice a certain closeness to the genre, which has since been forgotten, but as New Age still adequately describes the sound. Starting with a trippy water effect Konstantin quickly dives into the portfolio of his sound equipment, where the crystal clear acoustic guitar ensures a melodic constancy.

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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.

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.

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