Full Stride (1998)
A positive, tongue-in-cheek attitude infuses the trumpeter's Full Stride with a certain balmy optimism that contrasts with the dark moods of most of 1997's Body and Soul -- and recalls the deeply grooving, party time atmosphere on his breakthrough Beat ...
Freddie Ravel (2001)
Freddie Ravel's debut for the GRP label is packed with great musical personnel and features the excellence that one obtains as a result of many years of collaborating with such great artists as Peter White, Quincy Jones, Madonna, Earth, Wind ...
Shadow of the Cat (2002)
THE SHADOW OF THE CAT was nominated for the 2003 Latin Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.
According to the press biography disseminated with advance copies of Gato Barbieri's Peak Records debut, The Shadow of the Cat, he was nearing 70 ...
To Grover With Love (2002)
Jason Miles shows his appreciation for the highly respected saxophonist Grover Washington with this excellent CD titled To Grover, With Love. This is not your ordinary tribute CD filled with mere exercises in nostalgia, but one filled with cutting-edge, contemporary ...
Seldom Blues (2004)
Liner Note Author: Alexander Zonjic.
Recording information: From Above Music, Youngstown, OH; JHL SOund, Pacific Palisades, CA; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Studio A, Dearborn Heights, MI; Unicorn Studio, Traverse City, MI; Yo Soy Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Michelle Andonian.
Arrangers: Jeff Lorber; James ...
DREAMS is and Enhanced CD containing regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Legendary falsetto-voiced Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey invites quite a guest list of smooth jazz stars to this party, which marks a strong adult contemporary turn ...
Recorded at Bigger Better Studios, Portland, Oregon in 1995.
Personnel: Tom Grant (vocals, piano, programming); Diane Garisto, Curtis King (vocals); Dan Faehnle, Jay-Bird Koder, Peter White (guitar); Patrick Lamb (saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Graham Lear, Carlton Jackson , Ron Steen (drums); ...
Matt's Mood (2004)
International pressing of the UK sophisti-pop act's 2004 album which reunites them original member Basia. Includes the hit single 'Ordinary Day'. No domestic is scheduled until 2005. Universal.
Matt Bianco: Basia (vocals); Danny White (keyboards); Mark Reilly.
Personnel: Mark Reilly, Basia Trzetrzelewska ...
Smooth Jazz Christmas (2001)
A SMOOTH JAZZ CHRISTMAS was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Accompanied by some famous friends, mellow saxophonist Dave Koz delivers, as this album's title promises, holiday standards with a smooth jazz style. If you're the ...
South Beach (2010)
Photographer: Bobby Quillard.
Personnel: Brian Simpson (piano, keyboards).
Audio Mixer: David Rideau.
||Twist of Motown (2003) |
There's a scene in Oliver Stone's 1986 film Platoon that speaks volumes about the importance of Motown Records to the baby boomer generation. In that scene from Platoon -- which takes place in the jungles of Vietnam during the Vietnam ...
Ridgway is as much a storyteller as a songwriter, and the stories are wildly imaginative on this album. The sometimes exotic musical settings effectively evoke the literary landscapes Ridgway's near-spoken vocals describe. ~ William Ruhlmann
Recording information: Byron Bay Arts Factory, ...
Masters of Chant: Chapter VII (2009)
2009 release, the seventh installment in this popular series that features a Gregorian choir singing modern Pop tunes arranged in the style of the chants sung by medieval monks. Previous installments in the Gregorian: Masters Of Chant series became international ...
||King's College Choir / Tallis|
Tallis: Spem in Alium; Lamentations of Jeremiah; Church Music (1997)
Award Winner Track Listing: DISC 1; Spem in Alium also set as 'Sing and glorify', motet for 40 voices, P. 299; In manus tuas, motet for 5 voices, P. 202; In jejunio et fletu, motet for 5 voices, P. 198; ...
||Guide Cats for the Blind: Songs and Poems of Les Barker (2003) |
(2-CD set for the price of one CD) Strange songs and poems are Les Barker's specialty. The Financial Times praised his work as a "blend of Edward Lear nonsense, Stanley Unwin wordplay, the surreal inconsequentiality of Reeves and Mortimer and ...
E' Sensual (2001)
15 Contemporary Jazz Songs;W/ Dwight Sills & Gary Meek
Personnel: Jeanne Newhall (vocals, piano, keyboards); Peter White (guitar, accordion); Dwight Sills, Jeff Dayton, Mark Prentice, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Gary Meek, Antonio Malaby, Kirk Whalum (saxophone); Matt McKenzie, Don Patterson (bass ...
Soul Sessions (2003)
Soul Sessions presents Jeff Golub's attempt to recreate the '60s and '70s recording sessions where musicians played live together in the studio rather than the modern way of recording each separately. It makes for a more lively Golub album than ...
Torrid Rain (1996)
Dave Camp's splashy, picture perfect debut Torrid Rain is one of those ultra smooth sax albums that you try your darndest to resist even as it sucks you in by your lapels and gets your brain humming from the first ...
Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins (2000)
"She Walks This Earth (Soberanna Rosa)" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. "Camaleao" was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Bring together an all-star lineup of singers and musicians, match them ...
Presenting a slightly different spin on the tried-and-true holiday album, New Age/pop pianist Jim Brickman opens this predominantly Christmas-oriented outing with "Thanksgiving," a spare, delicate piece that evokes late autumn. The rest of 2007's HOMECOMING returns to the Yuletide theme, ...
All I Want for Christmas (2000)
The liner notes that Slim Man wrote for this Christmas CD get off to a very frank and candid start when the jazzy, subtle, cool-toned pop singer states, "I don't like to admit it, but I was never real crazy ...
Night Fall (1997)
A handful of genre artists, from 3rd Force to Rick Braun and Bryan Savage, have found success hiring Peter White to play key tracks, but sax-flute double threat Dave Camp's collaboration with the popular acoustic guitarist comes about more naturally ...
Just Enough (2004)
This pianist and organist has been releasing solid, funky smooth jazz discs for a decade, but has never quite been given his due or been an upper-echelon artist. On this likeable, easy grooving disc, he increases his chances for mainstream ...
Ultimate Classics (2006)
Decca's Ultimate Classics is a five-CD box set that presents the best-known pieces of classical music in a straightforward, no-frills program. Most of the selections are quite famous, taken from larger works by such great masters as Handel, Bach, Mozart, ...
First Kiss (1997)
FIRST KISS is an Enhanced CD containing both a full audio program as well as multimedia computer files.
Guitarist Richard Smith has been part of the smooth jazz experience for ten years, but his solo career momentum has been hindered by ...