Category Archives: Smooth

Euge Groove – Got 2 Be Groovin;

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Saxophonist Euge Groove is one of the bestselling Contemporary Jazz artists, scoring more than half a dozen #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits and selling over 250,000 albums. His last album, House of Groove, hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz

Andrew Neu – Everything Happens For A Reason

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Saxophonist Andrew Neu follows up his successful NuGroove Records debut with his 4th contemporary jazz CD, Everything Happens for a Reason. Along with producers Brian Bromberg and Steve Oliver, Andrew has assembled an all-star band, featuring Rick Braun, Bobby Caldwell,

Vocalist Freda Payne Comes Back to Jazz and Big Bands with Come Back To Me Love

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“She had the Motown sound before Motown was Motown.” – NPR As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music’s and

Tom Braxton – The Next Chapter

Tom-Braxton–The Next Chapter

It’s been awhile since we were treated to a CD from the personable and polished veteran saxman Tom Braxton, but the wait has paid off as he rolls out The Next Chapter, a bouncy energized set of originals and covers

Paul Brown – Truth B Told

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Is anyone surprised that multi-talented Grammy-award winning guitarist/vocalist/producer/composer Paul Brown’s new release Truth B Told — to be released on July 29 –is chock full of smooth-as-silk and funky grooves that speak volumes about the artist – just as his

Amazonian songstress Dona Onete releases debut album – Feitiço Caboclo

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Phenomenal debut album from the stunning and until now, undiscovered 73-year-old Amazonian songstress Dona Onete – the work of a lifetime on one CD on the great Mais Um Discos Label. A vibrant blend of Paraense folklore,carimbó, boi bumba, Caribbean

Sophie Alour – Shaker

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For her fifth record, young French saxophonist Sophie Alour returns with a new formula, a beautiful trio album, with saxophone, organ, and drums. Is it because she played with Rhoda Scott? Or just because she likes the somewhat historical funky

Janette Mason – D’RANGED

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D’Ranged’ is the third studio album from the supremely talented pianist, arranger and composer, Janette Mason and includes guest vocalists David McAlmont, Claire Martin OBE, Gwyneth Herbert and Vula Malinga. A departure from her previous two, critically acclaimed, albums, which

Vocalist VENISSA SANTI Pays Homage to Billie Holiday with Eclectic Interpretations on Big Stuff: Afro-Cuban Holiday

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Just what is so special about the vocalastics of Venissa Santi – just what is so singularly unique – is so eminently clear on Big Stuff: Afro-Cuban Holiday, the brilliantly innovative follow-up to her 2009 Sunnyside Records debut, Bienvenida. If

Kim Waters – Silver Soul

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The romance continues: urban-jazz saxophonist Kim Waters will mark his 25th year with the release of “Silver Soul” on September 2 The first single, “Dreaming Of You,” is the No. 2 most added radio track this week. New York City