Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - May 2, 2016 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - Boney James - "Futuresoul" - (Concord)
2 - 2 - Nils - "Alley Cat" - (Baja/TSR)
3 - 4 - Najee - "You Me And Forever" - (Shanachie)
4 - 3 - 3rd Force - "Glocal Force" - (Baja/TSR)
5 - 6 - Fourplay - "Silver - (Concord Music Group)
6 - 5 - Darren Rahn - "Sonic Boom" - (Woodward Avenue Records)
7 - 8 - Paolo Rustichelli - "Don't Stop (Soul Italiano)" - (Next Age Music)
8 - 9 - Andy Snitzer - "American Beauty" - (Goose Song Music)
9 - 11 - BWB - "BWB" - (Artistry/Mack Avenue)
10 - 10 - Lawson Rollins - "Infinite Chill" - (Infinita Records/Baja TSR)
11 - 17 - Jazz Funk Soul - "More Serious Business" - (Shanachie)
12 - 16 - Bill McGee - "Still Bill" - (804Jazz)
13 - 7 - Threestyle feat. Magdalena Chovancova - "A Little Longer" - (WeLoveMusicRecords)
14 - 13 - Philippe Saisse Trio - "And So But Then" - (www.philippesaisse.com)
15 - 12 - Adam Hawley - "Just The Beginning" - (Kalimba)
16 - 25 - Marcus Anderson - "And Coffee" - (Anderson Music-LLC)
17 - 14 - Brian Simpson - "Out Of A Dream" - (Shanachie)
18 - 18 - Michael Lington - "Second Nature" - (Copenhagen Music)
19 - 15 - Mark Etheredge - "Connected" - (Vipaka Records)
20 - 33 - Brian Bromberg - "Full Circle" - (Artistry/Mack Avenue)


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - April 25, 2016 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 2 - Boney James - "Futuresoul" - (Concord)
2 - 3 - Nils - "Alley Cat" - (Baja/TSR)
3 - 1 - 3rd Force - "Glocal Force" - (Baja/TSR)
4 - 4 - Najee - "You Me And Forever" - (Shanachie)
5 - 6 - Darren Rahn - "Sonic Boom" - (Woodward Avenue Records)
6 - 7 - Fourplay - "Silver - (Concord Music Group)
7 - 5 - Threestyle feat. Magdalena Chovancova - "A Little Longer" - (WeLoveMusicRecords)
8 - 10 - Paolo Rustichelli - "Don't Stop (Soul Italiano)" - (Next Age Music)
9 - 9 - Andy Snitzer - "American Beauty" - (Goose Song Music)
10 - 8 - Lawson Rollins - "Infinite Chill" - (Infinita Records/Baja TSR)
11 - 13 - BWB - "BWB" - (Artistry/Mack Avenue)
12 - 15 - Adam Hawley - "Just The Beginning" - (Kalimba)
13 - 23 - Brian Simpson - "Out Of A Dream" - (Shanachie)
14 - 12 - Philippe Saisse Trio - "And So But Then" - (www.philippesaisse.com)
15 - 17 - Bill McGee - "Still Bill" - (804Jazz)
16 - 11 - Jazz Funk Soul - "More Serious Business" - (Shanachie)
17 - 30 - Michael Lington - "Second Nature" - (Copenhagen Music)
18 - 14 - Mark Etheredge - "Connected" - (Vipaka Records)
19 - 36 - Sylvia Bennett - "All About Love" - (Out Of Sight Music)
20 - 16 - The JT Project - "Moments of Change" - (The JT Project Records)


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - April 18, 2016 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - 3rd Force - "Glocal Force" - (Baja/TSR)
2 - 3 - Boney James - "Futuresoul" - (Concord)
3 - 2 - Nils - "Alley Cat" - (Baja/TSR)
4 - 4 - Najee - "You Me And Forever" - (Shanachie)
5 - 7 - Threestyle feat. Magdalena Chovancova - "A Little Longer" - (WeLoveMusicRecords)
6 - 6 - Darren Rahn - "Sonic Boom" - (Woodward Avenue Records)
7 - 5 - Fourplay - "Silver - (Concord Music Group)
8 - 12 - Lawson Rollins - "Infinite Chill" - (Infinita Records/Baja TSR)
9 - 9 - Andy Snitzer - "American Beauty" - (Goose Song Music)
10 - 14 - Paolo Rustichelli - "Don't Stop (Soul Italiano)" - (Next Age Music)
11 - 8 - Jazz Funk Soul - "More Serious Business" - (Shanachie)
12 - 10 - Philippe Saisse Trio - "And So But Then" - (www.philippesaisse.com)
13 - 16 - BWB - "BWB" - (Artistry/Mack Avenue)
14 - 13 - Mark Etheredge - "Connected" - (Vipaka Records)
15 - 22 - Adam Hawley - "Just The Beginning" - (Kalimba)
16 - 11 - The JT Project - "Moments of Change" - (The JT Project Records)
17 - 15 - Bill McGee - "Still Bill" - (804Jazz)
18 - 17 - Jonathan Fritzen - "Fritzenized" - (Nordic Night Records)
19 - 20 - Chris Standring - "Ten Buy Album" - (Ultimate Vibe Recordings)
20 - 25 - John Novello - "Ivory Soul" - (529 Music)


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Blooming "Brand New" - Anne Walsh #jazz

Like a revivifying breath of spring comes a twelve-song set of freshly-arranged standards given a Brazilian jazz veneer and elaborately-orchestrated originals from vocalist Anne Walsh (www.AnneWalsh.com) entitled “Brand New.” Singing rapturous tales of romance, renewal and rebirth along with stunning meditations on the beauty and magnificence of nature, the collection produced and arranged by Walsh and GRAMMY®-nominated pianist-arranger Tom Zink was released in conjunction with the arrival of spring. Its fragrant bloom is presently brightening two radio formats and receiving ravishing reviews.                                                           
 
Pay particular attention to how Walsh’s classically-trained soprano soars divinely throughout the session on which she and Zink take apart and tinker with classic contemporary compositions by John Lennon & Paul McCartney (“Here, There and Everywhere”), Burt Bacharach & Hal David (“I Say A Little Prayer”), Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand (“Windmills Of Your Mind”) and Sergio Mendes & Lani Hall (“Salt Sea”). Or how the songbird turns lyrist to write lyrics for an instrumental favorite – in this case “Amazon River” by Brazilian jazz icon Dori Caymmi - thus continuing a trend that she started on her “Pretty World” disc in 2009. Or the ease and grace in which she sings enchantingly in Portuguese on “Coisas Do Amor,” an original duet written for the project by bassist-vocalist Ebinho Cardoso. In addition to a vibrant version of “To Sir With Love” and a dramatic “Nature Boy” on which Walsh’s accompaniment is stark, a pair of Walsh-Zink originals – the meticulously-arranged Brazilian rhythms of the title track and the retro groove “Batuque (The Beat)” - are also noteworthy.
 
On “Brand New,” Walsh and Zink recruited first-call players - Brian Bromberg, Chris Wabich, Gary Meek, Gannin Arnold, Tiki Pasillas and Cardoso – to form the core ensemble thus the musicianship sparkles. Full string, horn and woodwind sections illuminate the more ornate tracks while others are just as powerfully realized as piano and voice etchings.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - April 11, 2016 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - 3rd Force - "Glocal Force" - (Baja/TSR)
2 - 4 - Nils - "Alley Cat" - (Baja/TSR)
3 - 2 - Boney James - "Futuresoul" - (Concord)
4 - 3 - Najee - "You Me And Forever" - (Shanachie)
5 - 7 - Fourplay - "Silver - (Concord Music Group)
6 - 9 - Darren Rahn - "Sonic Boom" - (Woodward Avenue Records)
7 - 5 - Threestyle feat. Magdalena Chovancova - "A Little Longer" - (WeLoveMusicRecords)
8 - 6 - Jazz Funk Soul - "More Serious Business" - (Shanachie)
9 - 12 - Andy Snitzer - "American Beauty" - (Goose Song Music)
10 - 8 - The JT Project - "Moments of Change" - (The JT Project Records)
11 - 11 - Lawson Rollins - "Infinite Chill" - (Infinita Records/Baja TSR)
12 - 10 - Philippe Saisse Trio - "And So But Then" - (www.philippesaisse.com)
13 - 14 - Bill McGee - "Still Bill" - (804Jazz)
14 - 31 - Paolo Rustichelli - "Don't Stop (Soul Italiano)" - (Next Age Music)
15 - 15 - Jonathan Fritzen - "Fritzenized" - (Nordic Night Records)
16 - 16 - BWB - "BWB" - (Artistry/Mack Avenue)
17 - 13 - Mark Etheredge - "Connected" - (Vipaka Records)
18 - 17 - Dave Koz - "Collaborations" - (Concord)
19 - 22 - Jarez - "In Too Deep" - (Pop Jazz Records LLC)
20 - 18 - Chris Standring - "Ten Buy Album" - (Ultimate Vibe Recordings)


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Third Barbados Jazz Excursion adds exotic encounters to provide intimate experiences on the Caribbean island #jazz


Jeffrey Osborne, Peter White, Brian Simpson and Althea Rene are slated to join host Elan Trotman at the Columbus Day Weekend festival that adds a charity component.

Soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman has always taken great pride in his Barbadian roots. A few years ago, the Boston-based artist leapt at the opportunity to showcase the cozy Eastern Caribbean locale by creating and hosting a Columbus Day Weekend jazz festival on the island, inviting a handful of contemporary jazz chart-toppers to share the marquee. This October 7-10, the native son returns home for his third annual Barbados Jazz Excursion at the plush Crane Resort with perhaps the strongest talent lineup yet, a fresh itinerary of unique excursions and a golf tournament to benefit Trotman’s newly formed Never Lose Your Drive Foundation, which raises funds for a local music program that provides students with regular music instruction from local tutors and quarterly faculty visits from  the prestigious Berklee College of Music and other college professors. After all, it was the government of Barbados that awarded Trotman a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music where he launched his own music career.
 
Joining Trotman at this year’s Barbados Jazz Excursion is four-time GRAMMY®-nominated R&B/pop vocalist Jeffrey Osborne, guitar-slinging hitman Peter White, award-winning keyboardist Brian Simpson and urban-jazz flutist Althea Rene. Local musicians will be featured during a Bajan All-Star Night performance and devout guests can celebrate Sunday at a gospel brunch.
 
“The Barbados Jazz Excursion is designed to be an island festival unlike any other with world-class talent, a wide range of land and sea excursions for our guests’ enjoyment and non-stop fun at the Crane Resort. Our excursions are purposely intended for people to discover Barbados through a local’s eyes. I’m especially excited about launching my new foundation, Never Lose Your Drive. The NLYD Celebrity Golf Tournament brings together music and sports celebrities on the links to raise funds in support of our local music program at the Never Lose Your Drive Community Center,” said Trotman, a popular performer on the contemporary jazz circuit known for incorporating Caribbean culture into his distinctive blend of R&B, jazz and gospel recordings that have earned him a consistent presence on the Billboard Top 10 singles chart. 
 
While live music occupies the primetime slot during the festival evenings, the daytime and post-concert timeframes are for discovering Barbados through exclusive excursions. Guests can dive deeply to glimpse the colorful life aquatic on the Atlantis Submarine Tour; take an Island Safari adventure; go underground to explore Harrison’s Cave where caverns and massive crystal formations will leave you marveling; rest, rejuvenate or recreate during a Beach Day at the Boatyard; sail away on a sunset catamaran cruise; hit The Gap to partake in the vibrant nightlife that includes fine dining, street vendors and multicultural exchanges; and play golf with Trotman, Osborne and other celebrities while basking in glorious sunshine under brilliant blue skies amidst breathtaking vistas and lush tropical landscapes.
 
On October 10, former New York Knick John Starks, singer Javier Colon, actress/singer Suzzanne Douglas and other celebrities and sports figures are expected to attend the Golf With A Cause Celebrity Tournament at the Royal Westmoreland and the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation Reception & Silent Auction. The next day, a NLYD seminar and panel discussion will be held for student musicians and athletes.   
 
The Crane Resort, located less than three miles from Grantley Adams International Airport, is set on Crane Beach, which has been called one of the 10 best beaches in the world on “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous,” named by the Travel Channel as one of the Top 25 sexiest beaches in the world and voted last year by USA Today readers as the “best Caribbean beach” for its stunning beauty and serenity.       
 
For more information or to purchase a Barbados Jazz Excursion package, please visit http://barbadosjazzexcursion.com/.    
 


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Monday, March 28, 2016

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - March 28, 2016 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - 3rd Force - "Glocal Force" - (Baja/TSR)
2 - 2 - Najee - "You Me And Forever" - (Shanachie)
3 - 4 - Boney James - "Futuresoul" - (Concord)
4 - 3 - Nils - "Alley Cat" - (Baja/TSR)
5 - 5 - Jazz Funk Soul - (More Serious Business) - (Shanachie)
6 - 15 - Threestyle feat. Magdalena Chovancova - "A Little Longer" - (WeLoveMusicRecords)
7 - 7 - Jonathan Fritzen - "Fritzenized" - (Nordic Night Records)
8 - 8 - Darren Rahn - "Sonic Boom" - (Woodward Avenue Records)
9 - 11 - Philippe Saisse Trio - "And So But Then" - (www.philippesaisse.com)
10 - 6 - Lawson Rollins - "Infinite Chill" - (Infinita Records/Baja TSR)
11 - 9 - Fourplay - "Silver - (Concord Music Group)
12 - 10 - Dave Koz - "Collaborations" - (Concord)
13 - 24 - The JT Project - "Moments of Change" - (The JT Project Records)
14 - 12 - Mark Etheredge - "Connected" - (Vipaka Records)
15 - 13 - Ken Navarro - "Unbreakable Heart" - (Positive Music Records)
16 - 14 - Chris Standring - "Ten Buy Album" - (Ultimate Vibe Recordings)
17 - 16 - Lee Ritenour - (A Twist Of Rit) - (Concord)
18 - 19 - Bill McGee - "Still Bill" - (804Jazz)
19 - 25 - Groove Limited "First Class Buy Album" - (Skytown Records)
20 - 21 - Byron Miller - "Psycho Bass" - (Byron Lee Miller's Studio's LLC)


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