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Various Artists – Smooth Jazz Hits: The Ultimate Collection

SJH_CRE-37015-02Concord Music Group is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Smooth Jazz Hits: The Ultimate Collection. Due out March 30th, the Collection is loaded with 17 of the hottest Smooth Jazz hits, straight from the top of recent Mediabase Smooth AC and Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs charts.

Featured in the collection are some of today’s most exciting artists in contemporary jazz music, including Mindi Abair, whose star-studded album Wild Heart was praised for its “sophistication…gritty, raucous spirit, and exceptional creative imagination” by AllMusic.com. Saxophonist and fan favorite Dave Koz is at the helm on two chart-topping selections off his GRAMMY-nominated, collaborative 2013 effort, Summer Horns (including a grooving cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life”). Also in the mix are such icons as Boney James, George Benson, and Al Jarreau, whose cover of “Bring me Joy” pays tribute to his longtime friend George Duke (off 2014’s My Old Friend). And no smooth jazz collection would be complete without a track from superstar Kenny G, who is featured in his number one hit “Heart and Soul.”

Featuring original hit songs, plus grooving covers of favorites—such as BWB’s take on Michael Jackson’s “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground),” Gerald Albright & Norman Brown’s fresh spin on Ne-Yo’s “Champagne Life” and Dave Koz & Friends’ celebratory performance of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime”—Smooth Jazz Hits: The Ultimate Collection will become a fast favorite for any fan of contemporary jazz.

Source: Concord Music Group

Various Artists – Salsa De La Bahia – A Collection of Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz, Vol. 2, Hoy Y Ayer

It’s here. The anticipated Salsa De La Bahia – A Collection of Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz, Vol. 2, Hoy Y Ayer (Patois Records, 2014). It’s the finale of the celebration of San Francisco-area Latin jazz.

The two-disc compilation features a variety of Bay Area artists who perform this style of music, in the tradition of Cal Tjader, Armando Peraza and Poncho Sanchez. While Volume 1 captured the sounds of 2000-2010, Volume 2 revisits the past, late 1980s to 1999, and the most recent, 2010-2013.

“Estamos Aqui,” by the WayneWallace Latin Jazz Quintet, like all the tracks in these collections, is made for dancing. With several special guests, including Mads Tolling on violin, this song is a mix of lively vocals, requisite horn play, well-syncopated percussion and Wallace’s trombone.

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Various Artists – Smooth Jazz Cafe

Smooth Jazz CafeA star-studded ensemble of contemporary jazz guitarists from around the globe join together for this ultra melodic, supremely smooth album of original material, written and produced by multi-Emmy winning musician/composer Brian Tarquin!

Features Australian jazz fusion great Frank Gambale, former Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes, New Yorker and former Stan Getz sideman Chuck Loeb and more! You get it at Amazon.com.

Various Artists – Jazz Responds, Vol. II: An All-Star Compilation to Benefit Victims of Human Trafficking

jazzrespondsvoliianallstIn Volume II of our “Jazz Responds” collection, some of today’s biggest contemporary jazz stars have contributed tracks to benefit FACT Alliance’s efforts towards providing human trafficking victim aftercare around the world. Visit letsrespond.com.

This album is featuring: Greg Adams, Brian Bromberg, Max Bennett, Blake Aaron, Chris Standring, Slim Man, Will Donato, Darryl Williams, Greg Vail, Jimmy Reid and Tony Guerrero. Support this project and buy the compilation at CDBaby.

Various Artists – Smooth Jazz Hits: #1 Chart-Toppers

SJHThis collection features 12 of the hottest, recent Smooth Jazz hits, straight from the tops of the Smooth AC and Smooth Jazz charts. Featuring tracks by Mindi Abair, George Benson, Boney James, Kenny G, and Dave Koz, among other stars of the genre, Smooth Jazz Hits: #1 Chart-Toppers features original hit songs, plus grooving covers of favorites such as the Beatles’ ‘Got to Get You Into My Life,’ Michael Jackson’s ‘Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground),’ and Ne-Yo’s ‘Champagne Life.’ This collection delivers a soulful, classy, and fun way to get the party started!

Get this Smooth Jazz collection at Amazon.com.

Various Artists – Musiccords

musiccords2This CD has been produced for the never ending needs of Drew Clayborn. For more detailed information on Drew, please visit his website for the most current information ‘thedrewcrew.org”.
Marissa Caliguire who is better known in the music industry as an interviewer, producer, radio host, COO of the Detroit Jazz Magazine, and CEO of her own company, MaCharmony, produced this CD with the proceeds going to Drew and his family. For more information on Marissa, you can easily find her detroitjazzmagazine.com and to contact her, send emails to marissa.caliguire@detroitjazzmagazine.com.

Musiccords is available at CDBaby.

Various Artists – Jazz Responds: An All-Star Compilation To Benefit Victims Of Human Trafficking

It is estimated that there are 27 million slaves in the world today, which is more than at any other time in history. This shocking statistic is even more compelling when you consider that approximately 1 million of these slaves are children. Many of these children, some as young as five years old, are forced to work as prostitutes in brothels to fuel the Global Sex Trade. Shockingly, this is not an issue relegated to Third World countries – it happens on nearly every continent, including right here in the United States.

So, what can we do about it?

The solution is complex because laws in every country need to be considered, the safety and anonymity of the victims must be considered, and the fact that human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry means there are enemies to those who would try and stop it.

However, there are solutions and you can take part in them. For example, making sure the products you buy are “Slave-Free” helps to curb the demand for slave labor. Being vigilant and knowing what signs to look for when you see young children or foreign workers in seemingly unfamiliar situations is important. Helping to fund groups that are working to rescue and restore victims and punish the perpetrators is crucial to eradicating the issue.

At FACT Alliance, our primary mission is the building of aftercare homes for both international and domestic victims. Studies have shown that, without proper aftercare, rescued victims often end up back in their slave life. There are known victims who could be rescued at this very moment, but they aren’t because there are not enough aftercare facilities to house and care for them. It is our hope to help raise money and partner with other existing organizations to fulfill this great need. By building new homes and supporting existing ones, we can begin to see more victims rescued and restored.

To learn more about the issue and how you can get involved (or to donate more!), please visit us at www.letsrespond.com.

All profits will go towards the rescue and restoration of victims of human trafficking and the child sex trade.
1. RICHARD SMITH – “D’BLUZE”
2. DAN SIEGEL – “SOMETIME TOMORROW”
3. MINDI ABAIR – “GIRLS NIGHT OUT”
4. BRIAN BROMBERG – “ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL”
5. TONY GUERRERO – “GABRIELLA”
6. GRANT GEISSMAN – “SAY THAT!” (FACT Version)
7. GREG ADAMS – “FIVE TO ELEVEN”
8. PETER WHITE – “BOULEVARD”
9. BILL CANTOS – “LOVE WINS”
10. BLAKE AARON – “BUMPIN’ ON THE WEST SIDE”
11. GREG VAIL – “GOT IT GOIN’”
12. DAVID PACK– “UNTIL THE TIME” (Exclusive Track)

Support this mission and buy the album at CDBaby.