Posts Tagged ‘ Smooth Jazz ’

Gregory Goodloe – Get’n It

Gregory Goodloe just released his hit CD, Get’n It, the title track written and produced by smooth jazz producer & songwriter Darren Rahn. “It’s All Good” a recorded single is also included on this album and is now available on iTunes and CD Baby. Gregory’s recent achievements include: performing at the Comedy Works, playing the Genuine Jazz at Copper Mountain and Black Hawk with such artists as Gerald Albright, Stanley Jordan, Ronnie Laws, Alex Bugnon, Paul Taylor, Eric Darius and Nick Colionne and many others. Gregory Goodloe is also credited as music director for national recording artist Aysha and R&B group Re-Surace. Gregory Goodloe’s current release of his new hit single, Get’n It, continues to prove that he is destined to be one of the future guitarist of this century.

He says, of The Most High “I dedicate all my success to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because without Him, there would be no me.” Get’n It is on sale at CDBaby.

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Vandell Andrew – VA Covers

Hailing from New Orleans saxophonist Vandell Andrew has started his solo career with the album Years Later… in 2011. His sophomore project Turn It Up (2014) and in 2016 All For Love followed soon.

His newest project is entitled VA Covers. Get the album at CDBaby.

Jonathan Fritzén – Ballads

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden’s finest export of smooth jazz, piano magician Jonathan Fritzén spreads his wings over the States. With his 6th album Ballads (2017) he demonstrates the rightness of his compositional concept.

Guest musicians on his new project are Alex Crown and Andreas Rydman (guitars), Katarina Fritzén (flute) and Peter “Peet” Ferencz (violin). All other instruments are played by Jonathan, who also composed, produced and mixed all songs.

The Journey is remarkable in its quiet, unobtrusive song structure, which fits so wonderfully to the Swedish natural landscape. The piano is the main carrier of the sonic sequence and is gently accompanied by a violin arrangement.

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Phaze II – Backtalk

Since 1997, Phaze II has been providing Smooth and Funky Jazz sounds on the local music scene in the Washington, DC area, by honing its craft of delivering quality music to their listeners. Phaze II has embarked on a journey to show the world the many talents that this jazz band has to offer. Determined to broaden their vision, Phaze II entered the 13th Annual Capital Jazz Festival 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge Competition. This competition was sponsored by Washington DC’s Smooth Jazz 105.9 and Baltimore, Maryland’s Smooth Jazz 104.3. The final competition consisted of 6 bands chosen from 600 competition entries. Phaze II was chosen the winners of the competition received a monetary contribution and had the opportunity to open the next day on the Capital Jazz Festival’s main stage.

This jazz ensemble has also been fortunate to back up various national artists such as; Regina Belle, El DeBarge, MeL’isa Morgan, Frank McComb, Paul Taylor, Jackiem Joyner, Marcus Anderson, Ken Navarro, Lori Jenaire, Althea Renee, BK Jackson, Cindy Bradley, Bob Baldwin, Shelby Brown, Gail Jhonson, Tony Exum Jr, Lynn Fiddmont, Dee Lucas, Kevin Whalum and Lin Roundtree just to name a few. Phaze II has become a very sought after band for national artist when they come to perform in the Washington, DC area. Their newest album is entitled Backtalk (2016).

All albums are available at CDBaby.

Mike Murray – Sax Man

Smooth jazz, chill composer, musician and producer Mike Murray, has been creating musically aural delights since 2007 that will satisfy anyone who loves musicians like Bob James, FourPlay, Jazzmasters, Hiroshima and Ryan Farish. While the musical comparisons to these artists are to establish the genre, Mike Murray is 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 has managed to artfully bridge the gap between the two musical genres by writing strong melodies and utilizing electronic instrumentation with organic sensibilities, world influences and luxurious grooves.

Sax Man is jazzy smooth, chilled to taste and prime time ready – Mike Murray cranks it up with Sax Man Daniel Chia and KCentric in this uniquely refined, and unforgettable groove zone. Get it now at CDBaby.

U-Nam – The Essential Collection

Paris born guitarist U-Nam makes his fans a generous gift. His very personal Best Of-album comprises a total of 16 selected pieces from his current career path, there of two brand-new releases.

The starting track Street Life, taken from the album Back from the 80’s was a huge hit of Randy Crawford and the Crusaders. “Some covers were better suited to the album since I wanted to shine the melody on guitar,” U-Nam says. “I’ve been a fan of ‘Street Life’ for many years and the keyboard solo by Joe Sample.” If you are familiar with the original you certainly remarks the identity with the original. But U-Nam’s version excels with Jeff Lorber’s fine keyboard art and U-Nam’s superior guitar performance serving the instrumental substitute of the vocals. A landmark of smooth jazz.

Going For Miles from the album Surface Level spreads fun with a Nile Rodgers (Chic) inspired tune. Rhythm, guitar riffs and even the electric drums are in full effect. Groove Paradise from the same album copies dangerously well the spirit of the 80’s with flutes, strings and much percussion and detached from all U-Nam’s performing a Benson like guitar.

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Reggie Codrington – Against The Odds

Like a lot of veteran artists who have taken many recordings to break through, Codrington has survived his share of disappointments in the music industry, even as he’s made a living performing for many years. That commitment to overcoming obstacles stems from the difficulties in his childhood dealing with Ataxic Cerebral Palsy (ACP), a chronic condition that affects muscle coordination and depth perception. Receiving a curved soprano sax on his 18th birthday led to a major transformation, offering a comfortable way to play that he had not previously experienced. “Something magical happened, and I knew I had found my niche,” he says. “I fell in love.”

His newest album is aptly titled Against The Odds and available at Amazon.com.