Category Archives: Smooth

Zara McFarlane – Move (Atjazz Remix)


‘Move’ was released digitally on the July 14th and is the third single from Zara McFarlane’s highly acclaimed second album ‘If You Knew Her’. Her instantly recognisable voice is truly on show as her vocal acrobatics stretch across both her

Walt Weiskopf – Overdrive


Bold, soulful sounds from tenorist Walt Weiskopf – a player who not only really knows his place as a soloist, but who also comes across as a great leader on a date like this! The whole group’s got a focus

Roxanna – Exotica

Roxanna – Exotica

“Music should bring pleasure, it should be elegant and relaxing. It’s all about friendship, pleasure, romance, love, and beauty.”  This philosophy voiced by the beautiful emerging vocalist Roxanna must have played a huge part in producer Mark Portmann’s decision to

Jazz and Soul Classics Re-Imagined by Vocalist Ranee Lee on ‘Whats Going On”


Brooklyn-born, Montreal-based vocalist and songwriter Ranee Lee, one of Canada’s most treasured jazz vocalists, an award-winning actress, author and jazz educator, releases her 13th recording on Justin-Time Records, entitled What’s Going On. Following A Celebration in Time, with piano giant

Bill Heller – Find the Way

Bill-Heller–Find the Way

Calling on his fellow Rippingtons cohorts saxmen Jeff Kashiwa and Eric Marienthal, bassist Rico Belled, and drummer Dave Karasony to help out, keyboardist Bill Heller has decided to take a moment from his incredible service to others to create a

Romance Language by Kirk Whalum

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Kirk Whalum fans will find much to love about Romance Language as Kirk is in his usual smooth, soulful and elegant groove. He wisely sticks to his own sound and sensibilities instead of trying to channel Coltrane. In fact were

Bernard Alcorn – Stay Tuned


The 2010 CD from Chicago guitar man Bernard Alcorn was titled ‘A New Day’ and with a combination of original songs and several well-crafted covers, it showed of his ‘Benson-esque’ talents to perfect effect.  Now, with a similar format that

Meklit – We Are Alive

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Born in Ethiopia, based in San Francisco for the past nine years , singer, composer and cultural activist Meklit became a sensation with the release of her debut ‘On a Day Like This’; in April, 2010. NPR called her sound,

Ken Navarro – Ruby Lane

Ken-Navarro–Ruby Lane

One thing that can be said about the music of guitarist Ken Navarro – it has been a true evolution in the Navarro sound since probably 2008’s The Grace of Summer Light, a very new age-influenced piece of work.  Always

Ragan Whiteside – Quantum Drive

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Smooth Jazz Therapy has admired the music of the wonderfully soulful Ragan Whiteside since 2007 and the release of the highly acclaimed ‘Class Axe’.  Not only did it mark her out as a leading exponent the smooth jazz flute but