Monday, November 12, 2018

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - November 12, 2018 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 2 - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Impact" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
2 - 1 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle VIII" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythem)
3 - 3 - Vincent Ingala - "Personal Touch" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
4 - 4 - Adam Hawley - "Double Vision" - (Kalimba)
5 - 6 - Bob James - "Espresso" - (Evosound)
6 - 5 - Dave Koz & Friends - "Summer Horns II: From A to Z - (Concord)
7 - 9 - Kayla Waters - "Zephyr" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythm)
8 - 16 - Lindsey Webster - "Love Inside" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
9 - 8 - Jazz Holdouts - "Summer Nights" - (Palm Beach Jazz)
10 - 25 - Michael Lington - "Silver Lining" - (Copenhagen)
11 - 13 - Boney James - "Honestly" - (Concord Music Group)
12 - 20 - Darryl Williams - "Here To Stay" - (Independent)
13 - 12 - Nate White - "Up Close" - (Phat Boss)
14 - 10 - Kim Waters - "What I Like" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
15 - 11 - Brian Simpson - "Something About You" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
16 - 21 - Blake Aaron - "Color And Passion" - (Innervision)
17 - 18 - Greg Adams & East Bay Soul - "Conversation" - (Ripa Records)
18 - 17 - Paul Brown - "Uptown Blues" - (Woodward Avenue)
19 - 28 - The JT Project - "Backyard Brew - (JT Project Records)
20 - 29 - Kandace Springs - "Indigo" - (Blue Note/Capitol)


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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - November 5, 2018 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle VIII" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythem)
2 - 3 - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Impact" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
3 - 2 - Vincent Ingala - "Personal Touch" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
4 - 5 - Adam Hawley - "Double Vision" - (Kalimba)
5 - 4 - Dave Koz & Friends - "Summer Horns II: From A to Z - (Concord)
6 - 6 - Bob James - "Espresso" - (Evosound)
7 - 12 - Nils - "Play" - (Baja/TSR Records)
8 - 9 - Jazz Holdouts - "Summer Nights" - (Palm Beach Jazz)
9 - 15 - Kayla Waters - "Zephyr" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythm)
10 - 7 - Kim Waters - "What I Like" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
11 - 11 - Brian Simpson - "Something About You" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
12 - 21 - Nate White - "Up Close" - (Phat Boss)
13 - 14 - Boney James - "Honestly" - (Concord Music Group)
14 - 10 - Chris Standring - "Sunlight" - (Ultimate Vibe)
15 - 13 - Jeff Ryan - "Up And Up" - (Woodward Avenue)
16 - 29 - Lindsey Webster - "Love Inside" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
17 - 8 - Paul Brown - "Uptown Blues" - (Woodward Avenue)
18 - 40 - Greg Adams & East Bay Soul - "Conversation" - (Ripa Records)
19 - 18 - Patrick Bradley - "Intangible" - (Patrick's Song Factory)
20 - 16 - Darryl Williams - "Here To Stay" - (Independent)


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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49 #jazz

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager said Saturday.
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Hargrove died in New York on Friday of cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease, longtime manager Larry Clothier said in a statement.
Clothier said Hargrove "was known just as intensely for his brimming fire and fury as he was for his gorgeous, signature balladry. Over and over, his sound attested to and sanctified his deep love for music. His unselfish timbre covered the waterfront of every musical landscape."
Many of Hargrove's peers regarded him as the greatest trumpeter of his generation. Through his own bands and as a sideman, Hargrove brewed his jazz with African and Latin sounds, R&B, soul, pop, funk and hip-hop.
He led the progressive, genre-melding group The RH Factor, played in sessions for Common, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo, and collaborated with jazz giants including Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis.
"He is literally the one man horn section I hear in my head when I think about music," Questlove, drummer and leader of the Roots, said on Instagram Saturday. "Love to the immortal timeless genius that will forever be Roy Hargrove y'all."
A native of Waco, Texas, Hargrove was discovered by his fellow trumpeter Marsalis while Hargrove was playing at a performing-arts high school in Dallas. He went on to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and then transferred to the New School in New York, where he joined in jam sessions at jazz clubs in the evening. One of those clubs, the Blue Note, said on its Twitter account Saturday that Hargrove was a "young master and friend gone too soon."
Hargrove released his first solo album, "Diamond in the Rough," in 1990. He won his first Grammy in 1998 with his Afro-Cuban band Crisol for its album "Habana." He then won another in 2002 for "Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall," featuring a band he led with pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Michael Brecker.
Questlove, who worked with Hargrove on several projects, said his improvisational skills were astonishing.
"I can't properly document how crucial and spot on Roy was with his craft man," he said. "We NEVER gave him instructions: just played the song and watched him go."
Other tributes flowed from the musical community as word spread of Hargrove's death.
"I have no words over the loss of my dear brother of 31 years," bass player Christian McBride said on Twitter. "We played on a lot of sessions together, traveled a lot of miles together, laughed a lot together, bickered on occasion — and I wouldn't change our relationship for anything in the world. Bless you, Roy Hargrove."
Trumpet player and composer Keyon Harrold called Hargrove the "trumpeter jazz king" on Instagram.
"The spirit that radiated from the bell of his horn was always a force of youth enthralled with the wisdom of old," Harrold said.
Don Cheadle, who directed and starred in the 2016 movie "Miles Ahead" about trumpet great Miles Davis, tweeted a picture of himself with Hargrove, saying: "You were a beautiful soul, young lion, you will be terribly missed."
Hargrove is survived by his wife Aida, daughter Kamala, mother Jacklyn and brother Brian.
Memorial plans are in the works, but no details have been announced yet.
AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu in New York contributed to this story.
Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-roy-hargrove-dead-20181103-story.html


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - October 29, 2018 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 2 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle VIII" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythem)
2 - 4 - Vincent Ingala - "Personal Touch" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
3 - 1 - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Impact" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
4 - 3 - Dave Koz & Friends - "Summer Horns II: From A to Z - (Concord)
5 - 6 - Adam Hawley - "Double Vision" - (Kalimba)
6 - 5 - Bob James - "Espresso" - (Evosound)
7 - 13 - Kim Waters - "What I Like" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
8 - 11- Paul Brown - "Uptown Blues" - (Woodward Avenue)
9 - 9 - Jazz Holdouts - "Summer Nights" - (Palm Beach Jazz)
10 - 7 - Chris Standring - "Sunlight" - (Ultimate Vibe)
11 - 10 - Brian Simpson - "Something About You" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
12 - 8 - Nils - "Play" - (Baja/TSR Records)
13 - 15 - Jeff Ryan - "Up And Up" - (Woodward Avenue)
14 - 12 - Boney James - "Honestly" - (Concord Music Group)
15 - 21 - Kayla Waters - "Zephyr" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythm)
16 - 14 - Darryl Williams - "Here To Stay" - (Independent)
17 - 22 - Jake Shimabukuro - "The Greatest Day" - (JS Records)
18 - 17 - Patrick Bradley - "Intangible" - (Patrick's Song Factory)
19 - 16 - Walter Beasley - "The Best Of Walter Beasley" - (Affable)
20 - 20 - Blake Aaron - "Color And Passion" - (Innervision)


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Monday, October 22, 2018

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - October 22, 2018 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 2 - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Impact" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
2 - 12 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle VIII" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythem)
3 - 4 - Dave Koz & Friends - "Summer Horns II: From A to Z - (Concord)
4 - 1 - Vincent Ingala - "Personal Touch" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
5 - 7 - Bob James - "Espresso" - (Evosound)
6 - 9 - Adam Hawley - "Double Vision" - (Kalimba)
7 - 8 - Chris Standring - "Sunlight" - (Ultimate Vibe)
8 - 10 - Nils - "Play" - (Baja/TSR Records)
9 - 13 - Jazz Holdouts - "Summer Nights" - (Palm Beach Jazz)
10 - 6 - Brian Simpson - "Something About You" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
11 - 5 - Paul Brown - "Uptown Blues" - (Woodward Avenue)
12 - 3 - Boney James - "Honestly" - (Concord Music Group)
13 - 11 - Kim Waters - "What I Like" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
14 - 16 - Darryl Williams - "Here To Stay" - (Independent)
15 - 15 - Jeff Ryan - "Up And Up" - (Woodward Avenue)
16 - 24 - Walter Beasley - "The Best Of Walter Beasley" - (Affable)
17 - 14 - Patrick Bradley - "Intangible" - (Patrick's Song Factory)
18 - 17 - Skinny Hightower - "One Way Street" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythm)
19 - 20 - Brian Bromberg - "Thicker Than Water" - (Mack Avenue Records)
20 - 18 - Blake Aaron - "Color And Passion" - (Innervision)


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - October 15, 2018 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 3 - Vincent Ingala - "Personal Touch" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
2 - 4 - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Impact" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
3 - 1 - Boney James - "Honestly" - (Concord Music Group)
4 - 2 - Dave Koz & Friends - "Summer Horns II: From A to Z - (Concord)
5 - 6 - Paul Brown - "Uptown Blues" - (Woodward Avenue)
6 - 9 - Brian Simpson - "Something About You" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
7 - 7 - Bob James - "Espresso" - (Evosound)
8 - 8 - Chris Standring - "Sunlight" - (Ultimate Vibe)
9 - 14 - Adam Hawley - "Double Vision" - (Kalimba)
10 - 5 - Nils - "Play" - (Baja/TSR Records)
11 - 13 - Kim Waters - "What I Like" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
12 - 18 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle VIII" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythem)
13 - 10 - Jazz Holdouts - "Summer Nights" - (Palm Beach Jazz)
14 - 12 - Patrick Bradley - "Intangible" - (Patrick's Song Factory)
15 - 11 - Jeff Ryan - "Up And Up" - (Woodward Avenue)
16 - 22 - Darryl Williams - "Here To Stay" - (Independent)
17 - 16 - Skinny Hightower - "One Way Street" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythm)
18 - 24 - Blake Aaron - "Color And Passion" - (Innervision)
19 - 15 - Lindsey Webster - "Love Inside" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
20 - 17 - Brian Bromberg - "Thicker Than Water" - (Mack Avenue Records)


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Monday, October 08, 2018

Smooth Jazz Chart - Weekly Top 20 - October 8, 2018 #jazz


TW - LW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - Boney James - "Honestly" - (Concord Music Group)
2 - 2 - Dave Koz & Friends - "Summer Horns II: From A to Z - (Concord)
3 - 9 - Vincent Ingala - "Personal Touch" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
4 - 4 - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Impact" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
5 - 6 - Nils - "Play" - (Baja/TSR Records)
6 - 7 - Paul Brown - "Uptown Blues" - (Woodward Avenue)
7 - 8 - Bob James - "Espresso" - (Evosound)
8 - 5 - Chris Standring - "Sunlight" - (Ultimate Vibe)
9 - 3 - Brian Simpson - "Something About You" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
10 - 17 - Jazz Holdouts - "Summer Nights" - (Palm Beach Jazz)
11 - 12 - Jeff Ryan - "Up And Up" - (Woodward Avenue)
12 - 36 - Patrick Bradley - "Intangible" - (Patrick's Song Factory)
13 - 11 - Kim Waters - "What I Like" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
14 - 13 - Adam Hawley - "Double Vision" - (Kalimba)
15 - 10 - Lindsey Webster - "Love Inside" - (Shanachie Entertainment)
16 - 15 - Skinny Hightower - "One Way Street" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythm)
17 - 16 - Brian Bromberg - "Thicker Than Water" - (Mack Avenue Records)
18 - 25 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle VIII" - (Trippin 'N' Rhythem)
19 - 18 - Herb Alpert - "Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass" - (Herb Alpert Presents)
20 - 74 - Dee Brown - "Remembering You" - (Innervision Records)


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