Category: Smooth Jazz

Fourplay – Let’s Touch The Sky

Fourplay – Let’s Touch The Sky Thom Jurek: It would be incorrect to say that not much has changed Fourplay’s sound since they began recording together in 1991. That said, while these musicians — who were all successful artists individually — have continued to evolve, as a group they’ve stayed remarkably focused on what they […]

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Bob James – One

Bob James – One Jazz/Funk. 1974. ‘One of the earliest entries in the smooth jazz genre, featuring players Gene McDaniels, Grover Washington, Steve Gadd, Idris Muhammed, and a deep horn section, perhaps most noteable for its closing track, “Nautilus”, which has been virtually appropriated by hip hop as one of that genre’s anthems/cultural reference points. […]

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Stan Getz – Voyage

      Scott Yanow: ‘Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz found a perfect accompanist in pianist Kenny Barron, who would regularly play in his group for his last five years. This out-of-print Black Hawk LP finds the pair, along with bassist George Mraz and drummer Victor Lewis, performing two standards and four more recent pieces, including […]

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Jazz Lounge – Smooth Jazz & Piano Bar

Jazz Lounge : Smooth Jazz & Piano Bar to relax. JazzAndBluesExperience – (Re)Discover the Jazz and Blues greatest hits – JazznBluesExperience is your channel for all the best jazz and blues music. Find your favorite songs and artists and experience the best of jazz music and blues music. Subscribe for free to stay connected to […]

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Ronny Jordan – A Brighter Day

Ronny Jordan – A Brighter Day AMG Review: As the reality of Y2K took hold, no doubt many artists went with forward-thinking album titles for their first efforts of the new millennium. But guitarist Ronny Jordan wasn’t thinking of trendiness or even the calendar shift when he called his Blue Note debut A Brighter Day. His […]

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Michael Franks – Sleeping Gypsy

Michael Franks – Sleeping Gypsy Sleeping Gypsy is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1977 with Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks’ third studio album after The Art of Tea and prior to Burchfield Nines. AMG Review; After the success of The Art of Tea, Michael Franks was able to more confidently move […]

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Michael Franks – Watching The Snow

Michael Franks – Watching The Snow AMG Review: To call Michael Franks schmaltzy is like calling Santa Claus jolly, but what sets him apart from his contemporaries is his ability to deliver each clever yet wince-inducing rhyme with a wink. Michael Franks – Watching The Snow is comfort food with all the trimmings, and it’s […]

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Michael Franks – The Art Of Tea

Michael Franks – The Art Of Tea AMG Review: After his debut on the tiny Brut Records (a short-lived record label of the famous cologne company), Michael Franks established both his unique sound and a recording process he has continued throughout his career. Primarily a jazz artist, Franks crossed over to pop and rock fans through […]

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Joe Sample – Spellbound

Joe Sample – Spellbound One of the many jazzmen who started out playing hard bop but went electric during the fusion era, Joe Sample was, in the late ’50s, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders’ debt to Art Blakey’s […]

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