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Tom Grant and Phil Baker – Blue Sapphire

Fifteen original songs by one of the pioneers of smooth jazz in collaboration with a world class songwriter and bassist! Blue Sapphire is the musical collaboration between Pianist Tom Grant and Bassist Phil Baker. The album showcases the stunning excellence of these two celebrated artists. Blue Sapphire is a collection of songs written by Grant and Baker. The 15 original tracks trace an alluring path from smooth jazz to Bossa Nova, to R&B funk, with ambient passages along the way. Drawing upon their deep history in the industry, Grant and Baker assembled an all-star lineup of the best musicians in the Northwest including Nu-Shooz’ lead singer Valerie Day, R&B/pop singer Jarrod Lawson, and Jazz Grammy finalist Randy Porter to record on the album.

Tom Grant is an award-winning pianist and one of the original smooth jazz pioneers. His songwriting has earned him national acclaim, including chart-topping albums in the 80s and 90s. His latest title, Sipping Beauty, was named record of the year in 2017 in the New Age Chill-Groove category. His decades-long career includes years of touring with jazz giants like Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and Charles Lloyd. If you liked Tom’s earlier hits such as In My Wildest Dreams, Mango Tango, and The View From Here, you’ll love Blue Sapphire.

Internationally renowned bassist Phil Baker is one of the most respected musicians on the west coast, adept at upright and electric basses, as well as guitar and keyboards. As bass player for Pink Martini for the last 16 years, he’s appeared with some of the most acclaimed symphony orchestras in North America. Baker toured for 10 years with Diana Ross and has played with Gino Vanelli, jazz legends Eddie Harris, Ernie Watts, Diane Schuur, Mose Allison, among a host of other revered musicians. As with several of his recent projects, the Blue Sapphire package features a vivid painting by Tom’s partner Mary Suzanne Garvey.

Pre-order Blue Sapphire on Amazon.com.

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Tom Grant – The Light Inside My Dream

TheLightExtending his trademark style of luscious grooves and melodies, Tom Grant has tapped into a new level of soothe with The Light Inside My Dream. Conceived and gifted as a love letter to his beloved, this breakthrough album offers both a sense of weThe Light Inside My Dreamlcome gravity and soaring lightness. A beautiful contribution to the genre of relaxation and meditation music.

Get this album at CDUniverse.

Tom Grant – Delicioso

Tom Grant‘s Firefly from the collection Midnight Groove – The Art of Smooth Jazz was the first song, which draw my attention to Smooth Jazz in 1998. 12 years later I look at Tom’s fantastic discography and his creativity makes me speechless. Meanwhile my national anthem is Angels Crossing from his album Edge Of The World, but who knows what kind of magic he creates next.

Now I have the answer. His new album is entitled Delicioso and as the title signals, we can await some really delicious treats. To support his mission Tom assembled a power team with Marion McClain, Dan Faehnle (guitars) and several more musicians. Let’s taste it!

Luxurium can be described as luxury at a premium level. The starting song has that quantum of elegance and high definition we enjoy with great pleasure. Paul Mazzio’s muted trumpet and Tom Grant’s glittering piano line set the perfect mood.

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Tom Grant – Delicioso

Nu-Wrinkle Records is proud to announce the CD release of Delicioso (“Dee-lish-e-oso”) by pianist Tom Grant. The single, “Cute New Car,” will be going for adds to radio on August 30, 2010.

Since 1983, Tom’s records have repeatedly topped the contemporary jazz charts. Radio fans will remember his previous releases with labels like Windam Hill, Verve, Shanachie. Keyboard Magazine declared, ” he dishes out a pop-flavored jazz that goes down easy and gives discerning listeners plenty to chew on.”

Through the years, several of his songs, including the popular “Mango Tango,” “Night Charade,” “In My Wildest Dreams,” and “The View from Here,” enjoyed lengthy stays at number one. “We now add to our list of all-time favourites one of Tom’s finest selections ever – the aptly named Morning Glorious and the Café Jazz absolute #1 most played selection for 2009!! (sic),” said JazzLynx.com in a review about his 2008 release, “Life is Good.”

Tom Grant also made a name for himself early on with his road band as a darling of the critics. The Express News said, “As jazz pianists go, Grant’s style is boldly and uncommonly melodic In short, the man can play.” The San Antonio Light would also add, ” definitely striking the right chord with the record buying public, and at just the right moment.”

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