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Tim Bowman – Into The Blue

Detroit based jazz guitarist Tim Bowman always followed his own way to musically express his feelings and ideas. Since his debut album Love, Joy, Peace in 1995 he constantly makes his contribution to the smooth jazz world. With his albums Paradise (1998), Smile (2000), This Is What I Hear (2004), Tim Bowman (2008) and The Collection (2010) he delivered gratefully accepted gifts to his fan community.

After a longer hiatus he returns this year with Into The Blue on I.M. Records / Purpose Jazz. The album is brimming with greater and catchier songs as if Tim would compensate his fans for the long absence. The Darren Rahn produced City Lights is the first single of the album presenting Tim on guitar in an exhilarated mood. His passion for melody finds its aptly expression in Benson-esque guitar chords.

The awesome song All I Need Is Love features vocalist Stokley Williams, best known as the lead singer and studio drummer of the band Mint Condition. He already graced with his vocal appearances Boney James’ Either Way (Futuresoul) and U-Nam’s Nature Boy (Weekend in L.A.). On Into The Blue Tim Bowman enunciates each note with absolute perfection. A third force to Peter White and Marc Antoine.

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Tim Bowman – Into The Blue

The Motor City is a perfect place for an aspiring musician to cultivate a sound different from any other. From his early days playing the guitar in church to formal training as a young adult, Tim Bowman pulled from a multitude of influences and created a sound that infuses gospel, blues, R&B and jazz. Since Bowman hit the jazz scene in 1996, he has been winning rave reviews and garnering ubiquitous smooth jazz radio airplay. His debut album, Love, Joy, Peace, album peaked at 19 on the Gavin Smooth Jazz Charts and 20 on Radio & Record Magazine’s album chart in the spring of 1997. Bowman’s follow-up projects Paradise and Smile both received widespread media attention and great reviews from industry insiders and music enthusiasts, alike. In 2004, Bowman released This is What I Hear. In his fourth collection, Bowman surpassed the success of all of his prior albums with his smash #1 single, Summer Groove.

The release of Bowman’s fifth album (2008) increased his momentum. The self-titled release featured hit songs Sweet Sundays (#1, Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart), High Def, and Rapture featuring saxophonist Najee. In 2010, Bowman released The Collection, showcasing some of his finest work and highlighting the unique depth of his ability as a talented songwriter. The Collection features three new tracks, All My Life, his Jazz radio smash Let It Shine (#1, Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart), as well as the uplifting Gospel offering My Prayer, My Praise.

City Lights is Bowman’s newest single and as he states “Detroit, MI is my hometown and it has undergone some hard times and its making a strong comeback! This song reminds me of the great part of downtown Detroit; its new stores, restaurants, high rises and life.” With City Lights being the hit single to his forthcoming album Into the Blue, it is no doubt that Tim is back with a force. You can pre-order his new album on iTunes.

Various Artists – The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Number 1’s Vol 3

610p12HUqnL._SY355_Following the huge success of previous Volumes 1 and 2, Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm presents another collection of its most recents chart topping hits with The Ultimate Smooth Jazz Number 1’s Vol 3. Vol 3 starts with the most prolific artist in the Smooth Jazz format known as Paul Hardcastle. Not only did Paul reach #1 on the US Billboard chart with “Soft Rain”, the album which the single was taken Jazzmasters VII hit #1 on the contemporary smooth jazz album billboard chart and also #1 on the album Jazz chart simultaneously.

Next up on the collection is one of the hottest female artists in the format Cindy Bradley, her latest US Billboard hit single Riverside Jive is taken from the new release Bliss. This young lady has taken our format by storm in recent years, her list of accolades extend yearly including the win of the Brass player of the year beating the formidable Chris Botti in the running for the award. We follow with guitarist Nick Colionne with “Got To Keep It Movin”, a single which was top of the Billboard charts for 3 weeks running, this guy knows how to keep he’s audience grooving. Since the passing of the one and only bass guitarist Wayman Tisdale, Bass guitarist Julian Vaughn seems to have what it takes the follow in the steps of the late great Wayman, once again Julian Vaughn comes with this Billboard hit single “Ju Ju’s Groove”. His live funky performances set the stage alight and is not one to be missed.

No collection would be complete without the one in only guitarist Tim Bowman, this smash hit Billboard single “Let It Shine” reached #1 and stayed there for 6 weeks. The list goes on with great artists and hit singles by Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm, Vol 3 is as smooth and funky as it gets and is a perfect follow on from the previous two Volumes. So whether you have followed the lot or just dipping in, we can assure you will be entertained with the best selection of hits from any label around. Here at Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm we try to set the trend in keeping things fresh and funky, and the Smooth Jazz #1 s is the best place to start. Get it now at Amazon.com.

Tim Bowman – The Tim Bowman Collection

Detroit native Tim Bowman‘s first steps into popularity was his work as musical director and lead guitarist of the group The Winans. While Gospel was his first love, he found his home in the smooth jazz genre. Albums like Love, Joy, Peace (1996), Paradise (1998), Smile (2000), This Is What I Hear (2004) and Tim Bowman (2008) were milestones of his path to success.

The Tim Bowman Collection is a retrospective of Bowman’s musical career added with three brand-new tracks. The album starts with Let It Shine, a result of Bowman’s collaboration with hit maker Darren Rahn, who recently was Talk Of The Town. The introduction into Bowman’s collection is naturally crowned by his excellent guitar performance.

Smile is taken from his same-titled album featuring legendary saxophonist Dave McMurray. Dave has already finished the recording of his new album and is currently touring with Bob James or Kid Rock. A mellow tune about the good relationship between human beings and God.

Summer Groove from Bowman’s album This Is What I Hear is a kicking melody and a good choice for today’s return on our turntable. Great guitar licks in the style of George Benson are accompanied by Nelson Rangel on sax, while Tim Bowman jr. hums the song.

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Tim Bowman – The Tim Bowman Collection

Coming off of back to back #1 records, master class/feel good guitarist Tim Bowman makes his triumphant return to the fold and digs deep into his body of work to release Collection, a riveting showcase of some of his finest sides, highlighting the unique depth of this new class, contemporary jazz and gospel superstar.

With the inclusion of his long out of print feel good #1 mega-hit ‘Summer Groove’ and audience favorites like ‘Rapture’ and ‘Smile,’ The Collection touches on Bowman’s unique way of moving people through his distinctive blend of Jazz, Blues, R&B and Gospel and features three new tracks, ‘All My Life,’ his soon to be Jazz radio smash ‘Let It Shine,’ produced by hit-maker Darren Rahn as well as the uplifting Gospel offering ‘My Prayer, My Praise.’

This beautifully packaged assemblage of all that is Bowman is a feel good ride of pure pleasure. With the addition of new music and his highly sought after classic ‘Summer Groove,’ Collection should prove a must have for his hungry and passionate Jazz and Gospel base, and spawn a brand new legion of Bowman lovers.

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Tim Bowman – Tim Bowman

Hailing from Detroit heading to joy and worship Tim Bowman started his career as musical director and lead guitarist of famous group The Winans. After his departure in 1987 he focused his life on recording his own music. His debut album Love, Joy, Peace (1996) quickly peaked the charts. With the following albums Paradise (1998), Smile (2000), This Is What I Hear (2004) and his self-titled CD (2008) he fostered his huge fan base.

We have to wait some time for his next album. So let’s listen to his latest one. Tim Bowman assembled a brilliant cast of musicians on his album. Freddie Fox (rhythm guitar), Mel Brown (bass), Mike Broening (piano), Darren Rahn (sax, organ, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (piano), Najee (sax), and Kirk Whalum (sax) are among this great list of musicians.

Sweet Sundays fulfills your guitar dreams with catchy licks and chords. The song topped the charts for two weeks, staying there more than five months. The combination of elegant guitar style and hooking melody is irresistible.

High Def witnesses the inspirational cooperation between Grammy-awarded producer Michael Broening and Tim Bowman guitar genius. For You My Love showcases another facet of Bowman’s music. Produced by Randy Scott, who also performed all other instruments, this song is an acoustical highlight. A record producer, composer and musician proficient on all musical instruments, Randy Scott has performed and/or recorded with Michael Powell, Grover Washington Jr. and many more.

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