Posts Tagged ‘ Smooth Jazz ’

Walter Beasley – Bedtime

Bed Time is composed by Walter Beasley to help us cope with the daily struggles of life. Simply hit play and float away.

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Bernard “BK” Jackson – Life of the Party

Bernard “BK” Jackson is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul. A native of Tampa, Florida, he goes by the stage name “BK Jackson” and has crossed musical paths with industry giants such as B.B King, Brian McKnight, Bruno Mars, Hunter Hayes, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Zac Brown Band and more. Most notably, BK spent three years touring domestically and abroad with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits for sold out arenas night after night as a member of his 11-piece horn section, known as New Power Generation (NPG) Hornz.

Currently, BK can be found rocking the stage with New Orleans, front man Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews as a member of the multi-talented musician’s touring band, Orleans Avenue.  BK released his debut album in 2008, titled “On the Move.” Just 17 years old at the time and took the opportunity to showcase his dynamic writing abilities, co-writing most of the original tracks featured on the album.  Now he returns with his sophomore album Life of the Party.

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Various Artists – Carols – The Sounds Of Christmas

At the beginning of autumn the first copies of the Christmas albums arrive. That’s as sure as falling autumn leaves. Some people who are already well equipped with Christmas albums ask themselves about the sense of buying another album. This can only be answered by saying that you should listen to the album first.

On Carols – The Sounds Of Christmas (2019) the label Trippin’ N’ Rhythm has inspired their best musicians to reinterpret well-known Christmas tunes. With Michael Broening, Nick Colionne, Nicholas Cole, Julian Vaughn, Kayla Waters, Skinny Hightower, Chieli Minucci as the main interpreters, the label has again succeeded in making a successful selection.

This label has already released The Very Best of Christmas in 2009 with other well-known artists of the smooth jazz scene. From the song material hardly overlaps another alternative for the collector.

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Adan Hagley – Insomnia

Adan Hagley is a pianist, arranger, composer, producer and educator from Trinidad and Tobago. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a Bachelors of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production. Since returning to Trinidad, Adan has been freelancing as a pianist with many of the country’s top acts including Vaughnette Bigford, Carlton Zanda, Andy Narell, Relator, Ella Andall and The Mighty Shadow to name a few. As a composer and arranger he has also been freelancing for a variety of mediums. As a film composer his work on “Flying The Coup” a short film by Ryan Lee, helped win the People’s Choice Award at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Adan has recently taken up the role of bandleader to perform his original compositions and arrangements. The band is made up of some of Trinidad and Tobago’s finest musicians. In 2017 he accepted the position of Music Teacher at Holy Name Convent Point Fortin where he hopes to make an impact with youths who have a keen interest in music. 

Insomnia is Adan’s contemporary jazz project with a fusion of Jazz, Latin, Calypso and Funk that is groovy, melody driven and fun. Buy this album on CDBaby.

Michel Zanoboli – Livin’ in a World of Sounds

Livin’ in a World of Sounds is the 2nd album on CDBaby. It’s a multi style CD including jazz, smooth jazz, Latin, Bossa nova, jazz-funk and ambient original songs. The CD is totally composed, arranged and performed by Michel Zanoboli on all real instruments.

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Jarez – The Singles

Saxophonist Jarez (born Jarel Posey) is inspired by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. In 2001 Jarez started touring around the world with Grammy Award winning rapper Coolio. While he still has a strong connection to this rapper, Jarez is now working on his own solo career.

His solo albums are To The Top (2007), Saxoholic (2009), and in 2013 On Top Of The World. Now you can buy all his singles as a complete package for just $ 12.99.

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Snake Davis Trio – Snake Davis Trio

Snake Davis is joined by long time friends John Thirkell  and Mark Creswell. John Thirkell is one of Britain’s top trumpet and flugelhorn players. Since the 1980s, he has played on hundreds of pop, rock, and jazz recordings appearing on 22 No.1 records; on at least one album in the UK charts continuously for more than 13 years – in 2009 he had two consecutive UK No.1 singles with Pixie Lott. Bruno Mars ‘Uptown Funk’ was his 22nd UK no.1 His tours include Swing Out Sister, Lisa Stansfield, Jamiroqui & Buddy Rich.

The 3 met at Music College & have been friends ever since.  Mark Creswell, virtuoso guitarist makes a welcome return to the Snake family for this trio. Together they play beautiful tunes,  jazzy, emotional, moving,  The choice of material reflects a collective love of strong and moving melodies. The first album from the Snake Davis Trio, the boys bring you some of the most popular tunes from their live show. A mixture of Latin, Jazz, Pop and Soul music all presented in their trademark gentle, laid back style. Music to luxuriate in, with vocal as well as instrumental showings from Snake and Johnny – all gorgeously held together by Mark with impeccable taste.

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