Friday, September 28, 2007

Peter Cincotti | 'Goodbye Philadelphia' - Video

video

"East of Angel Town"
Peter wants to thank all of his fans for their continued support. His new album East of Angel Town has been moved to early 2008 for the US. Peter will be spending most of the rest of the year promoting East of Angel Town internationally. There will be much activity on petercincotti.com this year so check back for postings from Peter, new music, news updates and more!






Find more Peter Cincotti CDs at amazon.com
Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Upcoming Jazz Releases | 10/2/07





Alain Caron - Conversations (Norac )
Angelique Kidjo - Djin Djin (EMI )
Antonio Sanchez - Migration (Camjazz )
Bernie Worrell - Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth (Video Music Inc) - DVD-Video
Bettye Lavette - Scene Of The Crime (Anti )
Blue Note Trip Tease - Blue Note Trip Tease (EMI )
Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumiere (Tug )
Bob Brozman Orchestra - Lumiere (Tug )
Bob Orchestra Brozman - Lumiere (Tug )
Brian Setzer Orchestra - One Rockin' Night: Live in Montreal (Alternative Distribution Alliance) - DVD-Video
Byron Cage - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Byron Cage (CC Entertainment )
Charly Christian / Benny Goodman - Rose Room 1939 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Compilation - Rugby Hits 2007 (Warner Brothers )
D.B. Clifford - Recyclable (+3 Bonus Tracks) (BMG Entertainment )
D.B. Clifford - Recyclable (BMG Entertainment )
Dave Koz - At the Movies (Capital/EMI)
David Linx & Brussels Jazz Or - Changing Faces (O+ Music )
Deep Purple & Friends - Greatest Hits ( )
Evan Parker / Matthew Shipp - Abbey Road Duos (Treader )
Gerardo Frisina - Notebook: A Journey In Sound (Schema )
Harry Connick JR. - My New Orleans (Portrait )
Heavy - Jazz Money$$ (BBE Records )
Ike & Tina Turner - Tba (Time Life Music )
Ike & Tina Turner - Tba (Time Life Music )
Ike Turner - Tba (Time Life Music)
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse & Coll - Second Move (Fuga Liber )
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene In Moscow : Jarre, Jean-Michel (Inakustik ) - DVD-Video
Karl Denson Trio - Lunar Orbit (Bobby Ace Records )
Kerry Politzer - You Took Me In (Polisonic)
Koop - Koop Islands (LD )
Kuhn / Lopez - Kalimba (Act Music )
Liane Carroll - Slow Down (Splash Point )
Melissa - Avec Tout Mon Amour (Up Music )
Mills Blue Rhythm Band - Cotton Club 1934 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Nojo - City of Neighbourhoods (True North)
Patrick Doyle - La Derniere Legion (Varese Sar )
Paul Chambers - Bass On Top (EMI )
Ray Lema - Paradox (Pid)
Richard Zimmerman - Roots Of Ragtime (BMG Entertainment )
Rigmor Gustafsson - Alone With You (Act )
Roberta Gambarini / Hank Jones - You Are There (Universal )
Samba & Bossa Nova - Samba & Bossa Nova ( )
Stacey Kent - Breakfast On The Morning Tram (Blue Note Records )
Thelonious Monk - 100 Ans De Jazz (Legacy/Col )
Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Singles 2006 - 7 (Soul Jazz )
Various Artists - Christmas In New Orleans (Mardi Gras Records )
Yes & Friends - Owner Of A Lonely Heart ( )







Ben Webster - Trianoon Ballroom 1941: Live Southgate Ca (Galaxm )
Bud Powell - Vol. 3-Bud! Amazing Bud Powell (EMI )
Buddy Johnson - Savoy Ballroom 1945 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Buddy Rich - Time Out (Emm/Lightyear )
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Play The Arrangements Of Marty Paich & Ernie Wilkins (Jazz Beat )
Bunny & Red - 52TH Street 1932 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Charlie Christian / Benny Goodman - Rose Room 1939 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Charlie Parker - Parker's Mood ( )
Chet Baker - Chet Baker (Vintage VI)
Chick Corea / Herbie Mann - Complete Latin Band Sessions (Gambit )
Chris Barber - Chris Barber (BMG Entertainment )
Claude Hopkins - Cotton Club 1935 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Coleman Hawkins - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Count Basie - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Dave Brubeck - 100 Ans De Jazz (Legacy/Col )
Dizzy Gillespie - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Django Reinhardt - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Django Reinhardt / Stephane Grapelli - Djang Reinhardt-Stephane Grappelli ( )
Duke Ellington - V.3 (BMG Entertainment )
Duke Ellington - Cotton Club 1938 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Duke Jordan - Flight To Jordan (EMI )
Elton Dean - Just Us (Disk Union )
Ennio Morricone - Ennio Morricone ( )
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (EMI )
Erik Truffaz - Mask (Blue Note)
Erroll Garner - Erroll Garner (Telarc) - 2+ CDs
Erroll Garner - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Fats Waller - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Frankie Newton - Cotton Club 1937 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Gene Ammons - Baby Sax (BMG Entertainment )
George Benson - 100 Ans De Jazz (Legacy/Col )
George Gershwin - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
George Mccrae - Rock Your Baby ( )
Glenn Miller - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Graham Collier - Down Another Road/Songs For My Father/Mosaics (Beat Goes On (BGO) )
Great Jazz Trio - Ojects Appear Closer : The Great Jazz Trio 1977 - 1978 (Test of Time Records) - Boxed Set
Hank Mobley - Soul Station (EMI )
Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (Warner Music )
Herbie Hancock - Crossings (Warner Music )
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (EMI )
Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (Warner Music )
Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Herbie Hancock - Crossings (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. (Sony )
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (Columbia/L )
Hot Lips Page - Apollo Theatre 1950 Live Ny (Galaxm )
James Taylor - Don't Mess With Mr. T: James Taylor Quartet Plays Motown (Dome Records (USA) )
John Coltrane (Quintet) (FT Eric Dolphy) - 1961 Helsinki Concert (Gambit )
Kenny Dorham - Afro Cuban (EMI )
Kenny Dorham - Afro Cuban (Blue Note Records (USA) )
Lee Morgan - Vol. 3-Lee Morgan (EMI )
Lester Young - Lester Young (Centurion)
Lester Young - Reno Club 1936 Live Kansas City (Galaxm )
Lionel Hampton - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Lionel Hampton - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra ( )
Louis Armstrong - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Miles Davis - Live Around The World (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Complete On The Corner Sessions (Sony Legacy )
Miles Davis - Tutu (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Doo Bop Song EP (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Tutu (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Amandla (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Doo-Bop (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Doo Bop Song EP (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Live Around The World (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Doo-Bop (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - 100 Ans De Jazz (Legacy/Col )
Miles Davis - Amandla (Warner Music )
Miles Davis - Jazz Cafe Presents (Galaxm )
Miles Davis / Marcus Miller - Music From Siesta (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Miles Davis / Marcus Miller - Music From Siesta (Warner Music )
Miles Davis / Michel Legrand - Dingo (WEA )
Miles Davis / Michel Legrand - Dingo (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (WEA )
Miles Davis / Quincy Jones - Live At Montreux (Warner Music )
Miles Davis / Quincy Jones - Live At Montreux (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music )
Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet ( )
Oscar Peterson - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Oscar Peterson - Swingin' On A Star ( )
Paul Chambers - Bass On Top (Capitol/EMI Records )
Paul Desmond - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Ray Barretto - The Latin Soul Man (Fania (USA) )
Ray Noble - Rainbow Room 1935 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Roy Eldridge - Three Deuces Club 1937 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Shirley Bassey - Power Of Love (Galaxm )
Sidney Bechet - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Son 14 - Greatest Hits ( )
Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins (Prestige )
Sonny Rollins - 100 Ans De Jazz (RCA Victor )
Stan Getz (Quartet) / Levy, Lou - Complete Studio Master Takes (Jazz Beat )
Teddy Wilson - Onyx Club 1944 Live Ny (Galaxm )
Terumasa Hino (FT Masaaki Kikuchi) - Counter Current (Sony )
Thelonious Monk - 100 Ans De Jazz (Legacy/Col )
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Five Stars (Sony )
World's Greatest Jazz Band - Live At The Roosevelt Grill (Wounded Bird )
World's Greatest Jazz Band - What's New (Wounded Bird )



Our thanks to:New release information provided by allaboutjazz.com
The Upcoming Release Center at allaboutjazz.com is the most comprehensive new release listing for jazz music on the internet.
The information is updated biweekly by John Kelman




Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Joni Mitchell | "Shine"

video

Described by Mitchell as “as serious a work as I’ve ever done,” Shine presents beautiful melodies, dark lyrics and a sparseness that recalls and even progresses beyond some the artist’s most seminal recordings. Much of the lyrical content reflects Mitchell’s social and theological consciousness and her longtime plea for the health of the planet.

Born out of a burst of creative energy, Shine was one of three artistic endeavors launched by Mitchell in 2007. The first, “The Fiddle and the Drum,” a ballet based on Mitchell's music, debuted with the Alberta Ballet in Calgary earlier in the year with Mitchell serving as co-creator and artistic director. The second was a politically charged visual art exhibit by Mitchell that will debut in New York in the fall.

Two songs included on “Shine,” “If” (based on Mitchell's favorite poem by Rudyard Kipling) and “If I Had a Heart,” were featured in the “The Fiddle and The Drum" when it premiered on February 8, 2007. It was then that The New York Times described Mitchell's “If I Had a Heart” as “one of the most haunting melodies she has ever written.” The album also contains a joyous reinterpretation of her classic hit song, “Big Yellow Taxi” which was also featured in the ballet.

All music on Shine was composed, arranged and produced by Joni Mitchell. All lyrics were written by Joni Mitchell except “If” which was adapted from Rudyard Kipling's “If.”

Find more Joni Mitchell CDs at amazon.com
Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Raul Midón - "A World Within A World" Out Today

video

New Mexico-born, New York-based writer/vocalist/guitarist Raul Midón brings a vibrant sound steeped in classic soul to the pop arena. Midón burst onto the scene in 2005 with his audaciously original debut album State of Mind, which included the summery single "Sunshine." While you can hear traces of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Jose Feliciano in his music, Midón is an extraordinary original whose passion is expressed in his indelible songs. "I like to celebrate the possible, the highest, the best of possibilities for human beings," says Midón, who has been blind since birth. The son of an African American mother and an Argentinean father, he continues, "It's easy to be pessimistic given the state of the world. But I'm inspired by people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi who had the ability to transform. Collectively we create an enormously powerful force that can change the world and overcome any obstacle."

This is not your average pop record - not by a long shot. With A World Within a World, Midón has fashioned an album that is at once audacious and accessible. The opening "Pick Somebody Up," which could serve as Midón's credo, embeds a theme of uplifting social consciousness in an insinuating groove with a lush, uptown soulfulness. "Save My Life" updates the silky '70s soul of the Stylistics and Delfonics, infusing it with the deep funk of the same period courtesy of Midón's wah-wah electric guitar part. Midón focuses on another era altogether in "All The Answers" as he celebrates the ease of access to a vast universe of information thanks to the Internet. This is that rare sort of pop album that could actually make a difference, and as such, it stands right alongside the pivotal works of the artists who inspired it.

Find more Raul Midon CDs at amazon.com
Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Monday, September 24, 2007

Smooth Jazz Chart | Week Ended 9/24/07







LW - TW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - Rick Braun/Richard Elliot - "R n R" - (ARTizen)
2 - 2 - Euge Groove - "Born 2 Groove" - (Narada/Blue Note)
4 - 3 - Jeff Golub - "Grand Central" - (Narada Jazz)
3 - 4 - U-Nam "Back From The 80s" - (Trippin 'n Rhythm)
5 - 5 - Nils - "Ready To Play" - (Baja/TSR)
6 - 6 - Keiko Matsui - "Moyo" - (Shout Factory)
7 - 7 - Paul Taylor - "Ladies' Choice" - (Peak)
8 - 8 - Four80East - "En Route" - (Native Language)
9 - 9 - Jay Soto - "Stay Awhile" - (NuGroove)
11 - 10 - Marion Meadows - "Dressed To Chill" - (Heads Up)

Visit smoothjazz.com to view the latest complete top 50 chart.
Visit smoothjazz.com to view the latest weekly chart recap.


Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Friday, September 21, 2007

Upcoming Jazz Releases | 9/25/07





Adam Makowicz - Indigo Bliss (Timely Man )
Alain Bashung - One O'Clock Jump (Cja Membran )
Andreas Vollenweider - Midnight Clear (Edeltone (UK) )
Anita Baker - Midnight Special: RVG Series (Blue Note Records (USA) )
Art Tatum - Tiger Rag/Humoresque (Cja )
Artie Shaw - Nightmare/Frenesi (Cja )
B. Webster - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Barney Wilen - Franch Movie Story (& Mal Waldron) (Canyon )
Bebe & Cece Winans Smooth Jazz - Bebe & Cece Winans Smooth Jazz Tribute (CC Ent / Copycats )
Ben Webster - Cotton Tail/Woke Up Clipped (Cja )
Benny Carter - Gin & Jive/Narmony Blues (Cja )
Benny Carter - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Intense )
Benny Goodman - Clarinetitis/Sing Sing Sing (Cja )
Bill Evans - Sideman Years (Fresh Soun )
Billie Holiday - Story Of The Jazz: Billie Holiday (Harmonic )
Billie Holiday - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Bosse Saxell - Hund & Katt (Heptown )
Byron Cage Smooth Jazz - Byron Cage Smooth Jazz Tribute (CC Ent / Copycats )
Cat Anderson & His Orchestra - Cat's In The Alley (Fresh Soun )
Charles Mingus - Minor Intrusion (Gld )
Charlie Hunter - Altitude (Thirsty Ear Recordings )
Charlie Hunter / Bobby Previte - Altitude (Thirsty Ear )
Charlie Parker - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Intense )
Chet Baker - Strollin (Tokuma )
Chet Baker & Crew - At The Forum Theatre (Fresh Soun )
Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan - Jazz Ballads (MSI Music (import) )
Chick Corea - I Ain't Mad At You (MSI Music (import) )
Christopher Ernst - Little Pieces (Cruiserwei )
Clifford Brown & Sonny Rollins - Jazz Ballads (MSI Music (import) )
Club Bolero - Club Bolero: A Day In Brazil (Bolero Records )
Club Brazil - Club Bolero: A Day In Brazil (Bolero Records )
Coleman Hawkins - After You're Gone/Lame (Cja )
Coleman Hawkins - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Count Orchestra Basie / Ray Charles - Ray Sings Basie Swings (Telarc ) - SACD
D. Byas - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
D. Reinhard - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Intense )
Dal Richards - Dal Richards & Friends (Pacific )
Daniel Smith - Swingin Bassoon (Zah Zah )
Dave McKenna - Blues Up (Fresh Soun )
David Arman / Jack Kerouac - Pull My Daisy & Other Jazz Classics (Bridge )
Disney's Jazz Album - Disney's Jazz Album-Big Band & Swin (Avex )
Django Reinhardt - Lady Be Good/Sweet Georgia Brown (Cja )
Double Image - Double Image (Tokuma )
Down To The Bone - The Urban Grooves (Narada )
Down To The Bone - From Manhattan To Staten (Narada )
Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo/Diminuendo In Blue (Cja )
Earl Hines - Rhythm Sundae / Rosetta (MSI Music (import) )
Eddie Condon - California Here I Come/That's A Plenty (Cja )
Elder - Re-Imagination (Sony )
Elisabeth Kontomanou - Back To My Groove (Nocturne )
Ella Fitzgerald - Classic Jazz Archive (MSI Music (import) )
Fats Waller - Fats Waller Stomp (Cja )
Francois Bourassa - Rasstones (Effendi Canada )
Frank Sinatra - Voice (MSI Music (import) )
Gene Krupa - Drummin Man/Full Dress Hop (Cja )
Gerald Orchestra Wilson - Monterey Moods (Mack Avenue )
Gerald Wilson - Monterey Moods (Mack Avenue )
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Egrem (Canada) )
Grant Green - Latin Bit: RVG Series (Blue Note Records )
Gunhild Carling - That's My Desire (Heptown )
Harry James - Life Goes To A Party (Cja Membran )
Herbie Hancock - Joni Mitchell Project (+1 Bonus Track) (Universal )
Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (Verve (USA) )
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. 2CD (Sony )
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock (Sony )
Herbie Hancock - Joni Mitchell Project (Universal )
Houston Person - Thinking Of You (Highnote Records, Inc. )
Hugh Hopper - Parabolic Versions (Voiceprint )
I Jahman - Tell It To The Children (Rue Stendh )
I Jahman - Forward Rastaman (Rue Stendh )
I Jahman - Africa (Rue Stendh )
I Jahman - Over Europe Live (Rue Stendh )
I Jahman - Lion Dub Beauty (Rue Stendh )
Irving Berlin - A Great American Songwriter (Varese Sarabande (USA) )
Jack Teagarden - Basin Street Blues ( )
James Taylor (Quartet) - Plays Motown (Dome )
Janet Seidel - Mmidnight Jazz Lounge (Musictroni )
Jay Boehmer - Autumn Afternoon (Cmc )
Jeff Golub - Grand Central (Narada)
Jelly Roll Morton - Perfect Rag (Cja )
Jeremy Pelt - Wired: Live At Smoke (Max Jazz Records )
Jeremy Pelt - Live At Smoke (Max Jazz Records )
Jet Set Swe - Goodbye Pluto (Ajabu )
Jimmy Noone - Three Little Words/I Know That You Know (Cja )
Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack / Bonus Track (Blue Note Records )
Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack / Bonus Track / Reis (Blue Note Records )
Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special: RVG Series (Blue Note Records (USA) )
Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack: RVG Series (Blue Note Records (USA) )
Jimmy Smith - Preacher (MSI Music (import) )
Joe Lorano & Hank Jones - Kids (EMI )
Johan Christher Schutz - Passion (Vivid )
Johan Christher Schutz - Blissa Nova (Vivid )
Johannes Heesters - Rug Cutter's Swing/Stampede (Cja )
John Coltrane - Trilogy (Warner Brothers )
Johnny Dodds - New Orleans Stomp/Blue Clarinet Stomp (Cja )
Johnny Hodges & Friends - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Karen Aoki - Groovin' Jazz Night Presents Karen (Geneon )
Kenny Barron - What If? (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Kenny Burrell - Delilah (J.Cat )
Kid Ory - Muskrat Ramble (Cja )
Krantz - Siberia (Amigo )
Kyle Lardner - Sail Among The Stars (Bungalo Records )
L. Young - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Laayoun El Kouchi - Holiy Kuran (Rue Stendh )
Lee Morgan - Indeed / Bonus Track / Reis (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - Candy / Bonus Tracks / Reis (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - RVG: Indeed (Blue Note Records (Japan) )
Lee Morgan - RVG: Candy (Blue Note Records (Japan) )
Les Sabler - Sweet Drive (The Music Force )
Lester Young - Countless Blues (Cja )
Lew Soloff - With A Song In My Heart (Canyon )
Liane Carroll - Slow Down (Splash Point )
Lionel Hampton - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong & Friends 1962 ( ) - DVD-Video
Louis Armstrong & J. Teagarden - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Intense )
Louis Prima - Just A Gigolo Anthologie (Magic )
Luciano Biondini - Prima Del Cuore (Enja )
Magnus Rosen - Set Me Free (Lazy Babes )
Manu Katche - Playground (Ecm Records )
Marc Copland - New York Trio Recordings (Voices) (Pirouet )
Maritime - Heresy & The Hotel Choir (Bad Newz Records )
Martin Gerschwitz - Somebody Should Know Me By Now (BCD Music Group )
Maynard Ferguson - Boy With Lots Of Brass (Fresh Soun )
Michael Musillami Trio with Mark Feldman - The Treatment (Playscape Recordings)
Miles Davis - Trilogy (Warner Brothers )
Modern Jazz Quintet - Yesterdays (J.Cat )
Monday Michiru - Co-Collaborater Works Of (Universal )
Monday Michiru - Co-Collaborated Works Of Monday Michiru (Universal )
Monday Michiru - Co-Collaborated Works Of Monday Mich (Universal )
Muggsy Spanier - Whistlin The Blues/Pee Wee Speaks (Cja )
Necks - Townsville (Fish Of Mi )
Nu Box - Next Twist (Enja )
O. Peterson - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Intense )
Original Bill Holman Big Band - Complete Recordings (Lonehill J )
Original Dixieland Jazz Band - At The Jazz Band Ball/Clarinet Marmelade (Cja )
Osterr. Johann Strauss Ensemble - Walzer (Membran/Np Deutsch )
Paul "Sequence" Ferguson - Quantum Physics (Cav Entertainment )
Paul Ferguson Sequence - Quantum Physics (Cav )
Paul Ferguson Sequence - Quantium-Physics (Cav )
Paul Sequence Ferguson - Quantium-Physics (Cav )
Pavel Jakub Ryba - Pavel Jakub Ryba & Mind The Step (Multisonic )
Pepper Adams - Twelfth & Pingree (Tokuma )
Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra - Rugolo Plays Kenton (Fresh Soun )
Piano Trio Supreme - Piano Trio Supreme (Columbia )
Quartette - Down At The Fair (Quartette )
Queen Latifah - Travlin' Light (Verve (USA) )
Queen Latifah - Trav'lin' Light (Verve (USA) )
Ray Charles - Ray Sings: Basie Swings (Telarc ) - SACD
Red Callendar - Speak Low (Fresh Sounds Spain )
Red Callender & His Modern Oc - Swingin' Suite (Fresh Soun )
Rob Ryndak - Reason To Smile (Pacific Coast Jazz )
Rolf Ericson - And His All American Stars (Fresh Soun )
Romantic Jazz Trio - Magical Mistery-Tribute Thelonious (Tokuma )
Roy Eldridge - Wabash Stomp/Fish Market (Cja )
Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Intense )
Rue De Paris - New York Slow (Sony Classics )
Sidney Bechet - Maple Leaf Rag/Sidney's Blues (Cja )
SK Invitational - SK Invitational (Jazzit Edition )
Smoma - Songs To Remember (Musictroni )
Soul Expedition - Soul Expedition (Jazzman )
Soul Source Production - Best Works (Universal )
Soul Toronados - Complete Recordings (Jazzman )
Stan Getz - Jazz Ballads (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Steve Nelson - Sound-Effect (Highnote Records, Inc. )
Swing Of Sahara - Nothing Tolouse (Heptown )
Swing Slingers - Straight Up (Heptown )
Taner Akyol - Birds Of Passage (Enja )
Teddy Wilson - My Melancholy Baby (Cja )
Terry Gibbs - Swingin' With Terry Gibbs Orchestra (Fresh Soun )
Terumasa Hino (FT Masaaki Kikuchi) - Counter Current (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
Terumasa Hino (FT Masaaki Kikuchi) - Counter Current (Sony )
Tineke Postma - Journey That Matters (Foreign Media Group/Koch A )
Tineke Postma - A Journey That Matters (Foreign Media Group )
Tito Gobbi - Minnie The Moocher/Somebody Stole My Gal (Cja )
Tommy Dorsey - I'm Getting Sentimental Over Me/Boogie Woogie (Cja )
Tommy Kotter - Blue (Iam )
Tommy Unit Kotter - Tommy Kotter Unit (Imogena )
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Tempest In The Colosseum (Sony )
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Live Under The Sky 2CD (Sony )
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Five Stars (Sony )
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Quintet (Sony )
Valerie Joyce - The Look Of Love: Music Of Burt Bacharach (Chesky Jazz ) - SACD
Valerie Joyce - Look Of Love: Music Of Burt Bacharach (Telarc ) - SACD
Various Artists - Disney's Jazz Album (Big Band & Swing) (Avex Trax Records )
Various Artists - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Michael Jackso (Oarfin Records/Ka )
Various Artists - Cover Platinum (+2 Bonus Tracks) (Pony Canyon )
Various Artists - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Michael Jackson (Oarfin Records/Ka )
Various Artists - All Jazz (Wagram )
Various Artists - Ladies Of Jazz & Blues Box (Mra )
Various Artists - Jazz Ballads: Tenor Giants (Membran/Intense )
Various Artists - Jazz Ballads: All Star Jam Sessions (Membran/Jazz Ballads )
Various Artists - Cover Platinum (Pony Canyon )
Various Artists - Contemporary Swedish Jazz (Caprice )
Von Freeman - Best Of Von Freeman On Premonition (Koch Imports )
Von Freeman - Best Of Von Freeman (Koch )
Wayne Wonder - Foreva (JVC Victor )
Weldon Kekauoha - Ka Lehua Ula (+2 Bonus Tracks) (Pony Canyon )
Weldon Kekauoha - Ka Lehua Ula (Pony Canyon )
West Coast - Nice Day (Dreyfus Ja )
Woody Herman - At The Woodchopper's/Blowin' Up A Storm (Cja )
Yasek Manzano - Jojazz: El Joven Jazz Cubano (Egrem (Canada) )






'Duke' Ellington - Volume Two-From The Cotton Club To Sweden (JSP (UK) )
'Duke' Ellington - Vol.2: 1929-1940: The Cotton Club To Sweden (JSP (UK) )
Anita Baker - Midnight Special (Blue Note Records (USA) )
Archie Shepp - Soul Song (Enja)
Archie Shepp - Soul Song (Jpn LP Sleeve) (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Archie Shepp - Soul Song (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Bill Evans - Interplay Sessions (Fantasy Records (USA) )
Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles (Columbia (USA) )
Buddy Rich & His Orchestra - Play The Arrangements Of Marty Paich & Ernie Wilkins (Remastered) (Jazz Beat )
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker (XXL Box)
Chet Baker - Strollin (Jpn LP Sleeve) (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Chet Baker - Strollin (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Diana Krall - Very Best Of / Bonus Track (Verve Int'L )
Double Image - Double Image (Jpn LP Sleeve) (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Double Image - Double Image (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Down To The Bone - Urban Grooves (Narada )
Down To The Bone - Spread The Word: Album III (Narada )
Down To The Bone - Urban Grooves (Narada )
Duke Ellington - Vol 2:From The Cotton Club To Sweden (Jsp Records/Koch )
Frank Sinatra - Voice In Time (1939-1952) (Columbia (USA) )
Frank Sinatra - A Voice In Time: 1939-1952 (4CD) (Sony ) - 2+ CDs
Frank Sinatra - A Voice In Time (1939-1952) (Columbia (USA) )
George Benson - George Benson & Jack McDuff (Fantasy Records (USA) )
Grant Green - Latin Bit (Emm/Jazz Alliance Int. )
Grant Green - Latin Bit (Blue Note Records )
Herbie Hancock - Gershwin's World (Verve) - SACD
Herbie Hancock - Flood (Columbia)
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. (Sacdh) 2CD (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - 2+ CDs
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
Herbie Hancock - Flood (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (Columbia/L )
Irving Berlin - Great American Songwriter (Varese Sarabande (USA) )
J.J. Johnson - Complete 60 Big Band Recordings (Lonehill Jazz )
Jazz Crusaders - Global Warming (WMGW )
Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack (Blue Note)
Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special (Emm/Jazz Alliance Int. )
Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special (Blue Note Records (USA) )
Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack (Blue Note Records )
John Coltrane - John Coltrane (Fantasy Records (USA) )
John Coltrane - Absolutely Out There (Primo )
Kenny Barron - What If? (Enha)
Kenny Barron - What If? (Jpn LP Sleeve) (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Kenny Burrell - All Day Long & All Night Long (Fantasy Records (USA) )
Lee Morgan - Indeed / Bonus Track (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - Candy / Bonus Tracks (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - Indeed (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - Candy (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - Indeed / Bonus Track (Blue Note Records )
Lee Morgan - Candy / Bonus Tracks (Blue Note Records )
Lennie Tristano - Supersonic (Definitive (Spain) )
Maritime - Heresy & The Hotel Choir (+2 Bonus Tracks) (Bad Newz Records )
Miles Davis - Complete On The Corner Sessions (Sony Legacy )
Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Fantasy Records (USA) )
Miles Davis - The Complete On The Corner Sessions (Sony Legacy )
Miles Davis - Complete Birdland Recordings (Definitive (Spain) )
Mose Allison - Mose Allison (Fantasy Records (USA) )
Pat Metheny - Secret Story (Nonesuch )
Patricia Barber - Premonition Years:1994-2002 (Koch Imports )
Patricia Barber - Premonition Year: 1994-2002 (Koch )
Pepper Adams - Twelfth & Pingree (Jpn LP Sleeve) (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Pepper Adams - Twelfth & Pingree (24 Bit Remastered) (Tokuma )
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Lewis,Ramsey Trio Vol. 1-In Person 1960-65 (Cherry Red Records )
Ray Charles - Ray Sings, Basie Swings (Telarc ) - SACD
Roland Kirk - Pre-Rahsaan (Fantasy Records (USA) )
Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins (Prestige )
Sophie Milman - Sophie Milman (Koch)
Stan Getz - Stan Getz (Prestige )
Terumasa Hino (Ft Masaaki Kikuchi) - Counter Current (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot (Milestone )
Tony Bennett - Sings The Real American Songbook Vol.1 (Sony )
Tony Bennett - Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album (Legacy Recordings )
Tony Bennett - Sings The Ultimate American Songbook Vol.1 (Sony )
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Tempest In The Colosseum (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Live Under The Sky (Sacdh) 2CD (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - 2+ CDs
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Five Stars (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Quintet (Sacdh) (Hybrid Sacd) (Sony ) - SACD
Wayne Wonder - Foreva (+2 Bonus Tracks) (JVC Victor )
Wes Montgomery - Pretty Blue (Milestone )


Our thanks to:New release information provided by allaboutjazz.com
The Upcoming Release Center at allaboutjazz.com is the most comprehensive new release listing for jazz music on the internet.
The information is updated biweekly by John Kelman




Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Les Sabler | "Sweet Drive"

“This is an important record for me and I put everything into it. There were no compromises,” said guitarist Les Sabler about his soon-to-be-released fourth album, Sweet Drive. Sabler elevated his art to the next level on the Brian Bromberg-produced collection of contemporary jazz, R&B and adult pop. He is focused, committed and highly motivated to take his music to the masses with this September 25th release. The CD, which we recently sent you, possesses all the necessary ingredients to catapult him to the forefront of the genre: masterful performances by Sabler and a stellar supporting cast, well-crafted songs, and skillful production that favors a live sound dusted with just the right amount of sheen.

When you listen to Sweet Drive, the diversity and soulfulness are readily apparent. There’s an air of familiarity yet a freshness that invigorates. Sabler derived inspiration from vintage contemporary jazz records from the 1970’s that initially fueled his interest in becoming a musician. He sagely selected Bromberg to produce and tapped accomplished musicians Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Ricky Peterson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Alex Acuna, Jerry Hey, Gary Meek and several R&B vocalists, including Rahsaan Patterson, to help bring his vision to fruition.

Sweet Drive consists of eight originals and four covers. It opens with Sabler playing electric guitar accompanied by a feisty flute on “You’ve Got It Bad Girl.” The title cut is a buoyant pop escapade on which Marienthal’s sax shares the wheel with Sabler’s guitar. “Daydreaming” receives a classy duet rendering by a pair of soulful voices. The first radio sojourn is “Club Street,” a kinetic electric guitar and sax thrill ride that alters its pace between mellow straight-aways and careening downhills. Sabler’s nylon-string guitar delivers an impassioned plea on “Can You Stop The Rain.” A cool-toned guitar shares the spotlight on the ballad “I’m Not The Same” with a sax and an angelic vocal chorus. With Lorber aboard and Hey’s acrobatic horn section getting their groove on, “Struttin’” borders on fusion. Sabler’s nylon takes on lyrical qualities on the gorgeous “Who Am I?,” a track that becomes dreamy when the celestial chorus is crooned. “Twenty-Two” is an aggressive fusion jam featuring Sabler equitably trading in-your-face solos with the other musicians. Ambrosia’s pop hit never sounded as soulful as when Sabler & Company tackle “Biggest Part Of Me.” Sabler wrote “Food Chain,” a fun, rousing contemporary jazz throwback powered by the high octane horn section. Bringing the album to a close, Sabler wields an acoustic guitar on “Could You Be,” an otherworldly song with a unique, mysterious sound.

Soft-spoken and chill, Sabler is a different person with a guitar in his hands. He is animated when performing and has shared concert bills with such artists as Lorber, Spyro Gyra, Richard Elliot, Michael Lington, Diane Schurr and Fattburger. Sabler’s last album, 2003’s Bridge The Gap, spawned a #1 hit in his native Canada along with significant radio spins in the U.S. His sights are set much higher for Sweet Drive.

Find more Les Sabler CDs at amazon.com
Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Boney James Delivers Christmas Present

New Holiday CD from Two-Time Grammy Nominated Sax Star Features Duets with Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Chante Moore and More

Urban Jazz sax icon Boney James follows his Top 10 R&B and #1 Contemporary Jazz album Shine with a stirring new collection of holiday classics. The album finds James teaming up with fellow Grammy nominees Anthony Hamilton (on the holiday standard "Silent Night") and Angie Stone (on an update of the Charles Brown chestnut "Merry Christmas, Baby").

Also featured on the album are soul songstress Chanté Moore on the Eartha Kitt hit "Santa Baby" and former James collaborator, contemporary jazz trumpet sensation, Rick Braun on "The First Noel." James and Braun previously teamed up in 2000 for the album Shake It Up that topped the Contemporary Jazz charts for twelve consecutive weeks.

Christmas Present highlights James' always soulful playing, as well as his continued evolution as a multi-faceted Producer and Arranger, tackling gritty funk to neo-soul grooves, straight-up pop to straight-ahead jazz, and gospel to art rock. Says James, "I'm really proud of the way everything came out. Each track evolved as a unique soundscape. Some songs wanted to be more funky, some more traditional, and some took a path that I couldn¹t have envisioned. Ultimately, even with some of the more profound deviations from the traditional versions, the songs retain their identity. I really think it is a testament to why these songs are classics, and why their spirit shines through every year."

The album¹s emotional centerpiece, "Silent Night," finds James and Anthony Hamilton testifying to the songs roots with a stirring gospel reading set against only James' tenor saxophone, a Hammond B3 organ, and handclaps. If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the church pews creak.

Other album highlights include James' gliding soprano saxophone on Vince Guaraldi's "Skating" (first made famous in "A Charlie Brown Christmas") and his hauntingly spare arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "River" that echoes the melancholy longing of her original. "I was always curious how some of my favorite holiday songs like 'Skating' and 'River' would sound on the sax," says James. "So for me, it was all about creating unique moods and framing these great melodies so that they would hopefully amplify what I feel when I hear the originals."

Perhaps the most surprising song on the album is James' "Roxy Music meets Peter Gabriel" take on "Auld Lang Syne": "This was one of those great moments where, although I was completely immersed in the song's creation (playing both sax and keyboards, creating the arrangement and producing the track) when I was finished, even I was surprised by the final outcome. This arrangement for me really captured the sadness and the hope that we can all feel as one year ends and another begins."

Christmas Present is James' second holiday recording. His first, Boney's Funky Christmas, was released in 1996 and remains a consistent holiday best seller to this day. The complete track listing for Christmas Present is as follows:

1. Skating (Vince Guaraldi cover)
2. Santa Baby (featuring Chanté Moore)
3. O Tannenbaum
4. River (Joni Mitchell cover)
5. The First Noel (featuring Rick Braun)
6. Merry Christmas Baby (featuring Angie Stone)
7. My Grown Up Christmas List (David Foster cover)
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. Silent Night (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
10. Auld Lang Syne


Find more Boney James CDs at amazon.com
Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pump It Up for Web Radio

In the classic song "Radio Radio," Elvis Costello sang the words, "They say you better listen to the voice of reason. But they don't give you any choice because they think that it's treason."

Of course that song is nearly thirty years old so I doubt that Elvis Costello and the Attractions were talking about Web radio. But much of the anger and contempt that Elvis was directing at commercial radio of the time holds true for the controversy raging today over Web radio.

Here's the history of the problem: As the ability to stream quality audio over the Internet has improved over the years, a huge benefit arose in the form of Web radio. By providing the ability to listen to music over the Internet, it enabled many benefits, including the ability to listen to hometown stations after moving to another area, niche music programming that would never occur on standard radio, and, best of all, the ability for independent and unsigned musicians to easily promote their music to wide audiences.

Now to you, me and pretty much everyone else in the world, this all sounds pretty good. But to the Recording Industry Association of America, anything that lets people listen to what they want to listen to rather than what the RIAA tells them they should listen to—especially anything that lets musicians promote themselves without first signing away their souls to RIAA member companies—is very bad and must be destroyed.

So a course was laid out to destroy Web radio. Now in a sensible world, one would say that when it came time to make sure that Web radio stations reimbursed artists, that the logical course would be to charge commercial Web radio stations the same rates that traditional broadcast radio stations pay.

But when it comes to the RIAA and their minions, logic is almost never involved. Instead the plan was to charge Web radio stations exorbitant per channel fees that for most Web radio stations would result in fees that were many times what the stations made in profit, essentially forcing most Web radio stations to shut down.

And using their pals in government and the copyright office, the RIAA and its "non-profit" subsidiary SoundExchange had these exact rules put in place that will basically cripple the still nascent Web radio movement.

Of course once people found out about this there was a pretty big outcry, which resulted in lots of lobbying and a bill submitted to Congress (called the Internet Radio Equality Act) that would put the rules into a more equitable percentage of revenue model for collecting fees from Web radio.

While the bill's chances in Congress aren't looking that strong right now, it has had one good effect. Faced with this bill ruining their plans, SoundExchange and the RIAA have begun negotiations with some groups of Web radio stations to come up with more equitable terms for Web radio fees.

This is good but in my opinion it isn't enough. For one, not all Web radio outfits are covered by the groups in these negotiations. Plus, without the force of law, there's no guarantee that these agreements won't change (especially after the threat of Congressional action goes away).

So that's why I think now, as the Congress returns from its vacation, is the right time to put the pressure back on to get the Internet Radio Equality Act passed, either by contacting your representatives directly or through the SaveNetRadio Coalition at www.savenetradio.org.

Now you may be thinking, what does this Web radio stuff have to do with my business? I think that many of us have become so used to the Web and its innovations that we forget how young and fragile it still is. There are still many entrenched and well connected interests out there that see the innovations of today as threats to their established business models. Today it's Web radio, tomorrow it could be your technology that's facing the results of special interest legislation.

Because if radio really is a sound salvation, let's keep as many options and outlets open as possible. Otherwise, to quote Elvis Costello once again, "Radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools trying to anaesthetize the way that you feel."

By Jim Rapoza - eWeek.com

Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Monday, September 17, 2007

Smooth Jazz Chart | Week Ended 9/17/07







LW - TW - Artist - Album - (Label)
2 - 1 - Rick Braun/Richard Elliot - "R n R" - (ARTizen)
1 - 2 - Euge Groove - "Born 2 Groove" - (Narada/Blue Note)
3 - 3 - U-Nam "Back From The 80s" - (Trippin 'n Rhythm)
4 - 4 - Jeff Golub - "Grand Central" - (Narada Jazz)
7 - 5 - Nils - "Ready To Play" - (Baja/TSR)
6 - 6 - Keiko Matsui - "Moyo" - (Shout Factory)
5 - 7 - Paul Taylor - "Ladies' Choice" - (Peak)
8 - 8 - Four80East - "En Route" - (Native Language)
9 - 9 - Jay Soto - "Stay Awhile" - (NuGroove)
13 - 10 - Down To The Bone - "Supercharged" - (Narada Jazz)

Visit smoothjazz.com to view the latest complete top 50 chart.
Visit smoothjazz.com to view the latest weekly chart recap.


Best selling smooth jazz at amazon.com
Jazz from Amazon.com

AddThis Social Bookmark Button