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Brendan Rothwell New Single Smooth

Brendan Rothwell just released his new single, smooth, from the album, Time On My Hands.  We reviewed the entire project here.  The latest single is a slow jam with a funky groove. You can check out Smooth and all of the tracks on iTunes. Brendan Rothwell New Single Smooth

Stokley Williams Debut Solo Album Introducing Stokley

Introducing Stokley set for June 23, 2017 release on Concord Records After over two decades as the lead vocalist for the incomparable hit-making R&B band Mint Condition, singer and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Stokley charters a new course with his breathtaking debut solo album Introducing Stokley, set for release on June 23, 2017 via Concord Records. Featuring guest appearances by the likes of GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper and Estelle as well as some production from ...

TLC New Video Way Back

One of the most influential groups of the 1990's is back with some new material.  The first track is called Way Back.  It is of of the upcoming album, TLC, due June 30th.  The track is nice.  They pay homage to some of the musical greats, and it have a nice groove.  One thing, it does have a little "language" in it.  I will give them a pass here, but they easily could have released a clean version so listeners can have a choice. Check out the video below:     ...

Alain Clark New Release Kiss You The Same

‘Kiss You The Same’ Released Today From Dutch Pop Sensation Alain Clark  Soulful singer/songwriter’s international debut album set for release on Concord Records For Immediate Release, June 2, 2017 –Acclaimed singer/songwriter Alain Clark has announced the release of “Kiss You the Same,” from his highly anticipated forthcoming album and debut recording for Concord Records. With its urgent rhythms and hypnotic effects, “Kiss You the Same” is a powerfully determined love ...

James Day New Album Song, Soul & Spirit

James Day New Album Song, Soul & Spirit releases May 29th. Not since Quincy Jones' Back on the Block have we seen such a line up of soul and jazz all stars.  Every song a musical event. The first single Speak Love boasts R&B veterans Glenn Jones, Tony Terry & Tim Owens with jazz chart toppers U-Nam & Lin Rountree. Check out Speak Love below: Love is my Bible unites 3 of Chaka Khan's most beloved background singers.  Sandra St Victor,  Audrey Wheeler-Downing ...

New Album from Latin Tropical Soul Band 3D Rhythm of Life – Fantasy

I personally enjoy Latin music that is Soulful, and that has a beat with a funky groove.  3D Rhythm of Life is a Latin Tropical Soul Band led by drummer Michael Tate, and the grooves on their new release, Fantasy will definitely have you up and moving.  If you had to describe the sound, Tate would  illustrate it as a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, blended with a variety of genres including Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock. Did you get all of that? 3D is an accomplished ...

Pieces Of A Dream New Album Just Funkin’ Around

The story of Pieces Of A Dream is a tale of destiny and brotherhood. Picture three starry-eyed fanatical teen musicians who manage to get discovered by Mister Magic (Grover Washington, Jr.), become teen sensations and go on to join the pantheon of musical wonders from the "City Of Brotherly Love" that includes Gamble and Huff, Patti Labelle, McCoy Tyner, and The Roots. Dubbed "the Steely Dan of Smooth Jazz" by Allaboutjazz.com and heralded by the legendary Count Basie as "a tough act to ...

New Lyric Video For Love Is A Battlefield

Watch and listen to Grammy-nominayed Soul/Jazz Dive Maysa's  Riveting New Lyric Video For Love Is A Battlefield "The reason why I chose 'Love Is A Battlefield'  has a lot to do with the way  the world is today and all of the things we are going through as a people.   As humans, we are surrounded by people who are not choosing love first.  People are choosing money over love and compassion. To me,  'Love Is A Battlefield' is just that, a battle to allow love to  reign over ...

Moonchild New Album Voyager

Moonchild will release their new album, Voyager, on May 26th.  This will be the third album release from the trio.  Be Free was released in 2012, and Please Rewind came out in 2015.  The Los Angeles based band has been gaining in popularity over the past two years. I originally came across Moonchild while I was conducting research for the Summer Spirit Festival.  I ended up listening to All The Joy, and I immediately wanted to hear more.  You know, it is funny.  If you are learning ...

Cool Guitars Smooth Jazz EP

Back in the day when terrestrial radio still dominated the airwaves, several of the radio stations used to release music samplers to showcase specific artists.  In the San Francisco Bay Area, KKSF was the smooth jazz station, and they released quite a few of these samplers.  I really liked those because it gave you a chance to learn about some new artists. I have not seen those sampler CD's in years, but our friends over at Sky Town Promotions has released the Cool Guitars Smooth Jazz ...

New Album From Jackiem Joyner Main Street Beat Due June 30

SHERMAN OAKS (8 May 2017): Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner’s last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30. The first single from the funky, dance inspiring, Motown-influenced session that will be shipped to radio this month is the exultant “Trinity,” named for Joyner’s first ...

James Biscuit Rouse New EP Biscuit Street

Previously we featured a new single by James Biscuit Rouse, called Give It A Chance.  We liked the fact that the track had that ConFunkShun slow jam vibe.  We also like it because of the live instrumentation, especially the long guitar solo toward the end. Well, James has just released an EP so there's some new music for you to enjoy. The EP is called Biscuit Street, and there are six tracks.  It starts out with the title track. It is an uptempo jazz-funk tune, and I must say that ...

Mary J Blige New Album Strength Of A Woman

It has been said that most of Mary's best work stems from some sort of personal tragedy.  I am not going to argue with that, because we have seen the results.  We can just look at My Life and No More Drama as proof.  Heck, Mary was married for about 13 years, and personally, the only album release that was good during that time was The Breakthrough. So maybe there was something to that. Well, the marriage is over, and Strength Of A Woman was released on April 28th. This is a 14 ...

Avery Sunshine New Album Twenty Sixty Four

Some people have a calling that is undeniable. Avery*Sunshine is that force of nature. Yet the former church pianist/musical director, who scored a #1 Billboard chart hit, was at once a reluctant warrior. "I had no idea that my work in the church would prepare me to do what I do." Bringing people together through her riveting stage performances, candid and often humorous stage banter and optimistic anthems about love and life is what Avery*Sunshine does best. In fact she does it so well, that ...

Maysa Love Is A Battlefield Album Release

Grammy-nominated vocalist Maysa has remained one of the most instantly identifiable voices in R&B and Jazz over the past 25 years by staying true to her musical vision. "I look for soul in a song," explains Maysa, who launched her musical career as a member of Stevie's Wonderlove and who has been a long-time vocalist with the explosive UK Jazz/Funk sensation Incognito. The Baltimore native adds, "I sing mostly positive, uplifting and loving music and lyrics. I am an artist who enjoys ...

Stokley New Single Level

I must say that I have always been a Mint condition fan.  What's not to like?  Live instrumentation and a slow swing groove made for jams that you can run on repeat all day.  Then there is Stokley.  He can surely sing those slow jams.  I mean, between some of those modern classics:  What Kind Of Man Would I Be, U Send Me Swingin', Breakin' My Heart(Pretty Brown Eyes) and You Don't Have To Hurt No More, which for me, has the best ad libs I have ever heard. Stokley has also done work in ...

Brian Owens New Music Video “For You”

Brian Owens Releases Animated Video For Latest Single "For You" (Nashville, TN - March 22, 2017) - American soul singer Brian Owens has unveiled his new fully-animated music video for the single "For You," which was recorded with famed GRAMMY winning vocalist Michael McDonald.  It's the first video from his new album SOUL OF FERGUSON, which is available globally at all online music retailers. Directed and produced by 351 Studios, the video is set in an animated ...

Jeff Lorber Fusion New Album Prototype

Multi-Grammy Nominated Visionary Jeff Lorber  Journeys On A Thrilling Musical Excursion  with PROTOTYPE (March, 24, 2017)  Featuring Jeff Lorber Fusion and Special Guests Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, Larry Koonse, Paul Jackson, Jr., and Dave Mann Among Others Trailblazing pianist, composer, producer and bandleader Jeff Lorber is a consummate artist who continues to push himself to new plateaus. A groundbreaking Fender Rhodes pioneer along with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Joe ...

Artist Profile Kim Tibbs

Over the years, we have seen a long list of U.K. based female vocalists have success in the United States.  Most recently, Adele, Leona Lewis, Joss Stone, and the late Amy Winehouse are names that immediately come to mind. Especially with the soul singers, the music has a distinct sound.  They rely heavily on live instrumentation, where you will notice that organs and horns make up the backbone of the sound. You know how I feel about those horns. Originally from the US, Kim Tibbs ...

James Rouse & The Buttered Biscuits Give It A Chance

Updated:  March 19, 2017 It is no secret that I believe that the soul is lacking in most of the jams that are out in 2017.  Our friends at Purpose Music Group has some new material for your listening pleasure. James Rouse & The Buttered Biscuits have just dropped the new single, and it is called Give It A Chance. James is a veteran in the biz, as he has played the drums for a who's who in R&B.  They include:  Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Usher , The Isley Brothers, ...

Kirk Whalum #Lovecovers Pre Order

We have a release date for Kirk Whalum's new album, #Lovecovers.  On April 11th you will be able to pick up the latest release from one of the premier Smooth Jazz artists.  He has some great tracks, and some even greater artists playing on the album. You can preorder the album today, and when you do preorder, you will be able to download two tracks: Love On Top What Is This Kirk Whalum #Lovecovers Pre Order Here is the iTunes link Here is the Amazon link In the meantime, ...

Tim Bowman New Track City Lights

Tim Bowman is back with a new track.  It is called City Lights, and I must say that it is a hit!  It is written by Tim Bowman, and Darren Rahn is the producer.  The song title is right on point.  Listening to this song, you get the feeling you are driving into the City for a night of fun....and mischief! See for yourself.... We will keep you up to date on album release information.

Eddie Palmieri New Album

EDDIE PALMIERI ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW ALBUM SINCE 2006 *GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC ICON CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH RELEASE OF ‘SABIDURIA’ FEATURING DONALD HARRISON JR, MARCUS MILLER, ALFREDO DE LA FE, JOE LOCKE, JOHNNY RIVERO, RONNIE CUBER AND MORE* Two Thousand Sixteen - A challenging year on planet Earth. We’ve honored many of our musical heroes, and reconsidered the value of music in our lives. The battles for justice and peace that have dominated the last 50 years have ...

Brian Owens and The Deacons Of Soul New Album

In a time where the Grammy Awards showcases manufactured popular music that leaves you searching for it's soul, there are artists out there that have more than enough soul to share with others. Case in point:  Brian Owens and The Deacons Of Soul.  Their latest release (February 24th) is titled Soul Of Ferguson, and if you are a fan of the Motown and Staxx grooves, this album should be a staple in your playlist.  The debut single, For You, features Michael McDonald.....yes that ...

Selina Albright New Album Conversations

Therapeutic “Conversations”: Smooth soul singer Selina Albright comfortable and confident enough to “Eat Something”   Empowering radio single about self-love and acceptance previews her March 17 debut album release.   FRISCO (30 January 2017): While a song about the joy of packing on a few pounds and a widening booty may seem contrary to the messages bombarding the popular music and media landscapes, smooth soul singer Selina Albright’s “Eat Something” is ...

Clint Holmes New Album Rendezvous

Vocalist Clint Holmes has an intimate “Rendezvous” with a star-studded jazz collective Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jane Monheit, Ledisi, Joey DeFrancesco, Dave Koz, Patti Austin and The Count Basie Orchestra help bring the veteran crooner’s story to life on the album due February 24.   LAS VEGAS (26 January 2017): A song that singer-songwriter Clint Holmes wrote fondly recalling the Sunday afternoons he used to spend with his father at the historic Colored Musicians Club of ...