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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 ...

Candy Dulfer Together Album Review

Candy Dulfer's album Together was released on April 14th.  If you have not heard the entire album, it will be worth your while to take the 67 minutes to experience the feeling. In short, this album is a masterclass on funk.  Dulfer shows precisely how an artist can take the style of the current musical landscape, and incorporate it with their signature sound.  Starting with her first album, Saxuality in 1990, Dulfer has always pushed the envelope, and this is evident as you listen ...

Mattias Roos Movin’ Up Album Review

Swedish keyboardist Mattias Roos is set to release his full-length album, Movin' Up on June 12.  This is a ten track effort under the Skytown Records label.  Roos takes care of the writing, arranging and production for the album.  Special guests include Elan Trotman and U-Nam. Mattias Roos Movin' Up Album Review The set opens with the title track, and Movin' Up features the one of today's top jazz guitarists, U-Nam.  This is a great track to open the album.  It is an uptempo song, and ...

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 ...

Duffmusiq Debut Album Soulleash Review

We love to let you about some new soul/jazz music, especially the type of sounds that we think you would enjoy.  Soulleash by Duffmusiq, is an album that brings all of the important elements together.  They include R&B, Jazz, Funk, and live musicianship.  Duffmusiq is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who is the director of the project.  The recording is done ensemble style, with more than twenty musicians that lend their talents to the project. Soulleash features eleven ...

Album Review Just Funkin’ Around By Pieces Of A Dream

Pieces Of A Dream is back with a new album.  They have always been a favorite of mine, since back in the old days.  Remember the track Fo-Fi-Fo?  That was in tribute to the famous Moses Malone prediction for the 1983 NBA playoffs.  The founding members, keyboardist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon actually were discovered by Grover Washington, Jr. almost forty years ago!  Being together in the music biz for that long is an accomplishment. I guess you can call their sound fusion, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Elan Trotman New Album Electro Sax

Plugged In: Saxophonist Elan Trotman adds EDM beats to his Caribbean-jazz fusion The “Electro Sax” album is released as the tropical “Island Gal’” prepares to charm radio. BOSTON (24 April 2017): Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is “shaking it up” by going ...

Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 2

Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 2 Cindy Bradley makes a big leap to number one this week.  Category A is the first single off the new album, Natural.  Bradley has been picking up steam over the past couple of years, showcasing her superior trumpet skills.

Smooth Jazz In The Mix 12

Smooth Jazz In The Mix 12 - The Jazz Beat Mix Las Vegas - February 26, 2017 - Exotic DJ has released the latest edition of the Smooth Jazz Mix Series.  Smooth Jazz In The Mix 12 is packed with the hottest new smooth jazz releases, with a few throwbacks to round out the mix. The collection starts out with Arrival, from Paul Taylor.  Like the title states, you definitely have arrived for 45 minutes of listening pleasure.  Euge Groove is up next with Homie Grown.  Euge is known for ...

Chops N Soul Gimme The Grease

If you spend any time on this website, you know I love two things:  Old School and Jazz.  Now if you have a project that incorporates elements of both, then you have a winner. One more thing.  I really like horns.  I am talking big horns, when they are actually a part of the song.  No filler, but an important part of the groove. CHOPS N SOUL is bringing al of these together. This project is a collaboration between award-winning Canadian singer/producer/keyboard player "Soul" ...

Gordon Chambers New Album Surrender

Gordon Chambers is set to release his fourth Album, Surrender. Surrender is an inspirational odyssey of Chambers’ personal testimonies and heartfelt vocals. Supported by a notable cast of featured artists--such as three-time Grammy-winning recording artist Lalah Hathaway and two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eric Roberson--Surrender is a melodious offering of faith, optimism and perseverance set to the tempos of timeless R&B, pop and gospel. Chambers croons about dissen...

Phil Perry & Rick Braun New Albums February 24th

Cannot wait for these!  We will give you a review and more details as they are available.   Phil Perry - Breathless Al Jarreau declares "Phil Perry is the real thing." Perry's rich velvety tenor, unrivaled falsetto and smooth, soulful and compelling voice, have set him in a class by himself. His ability to convey the deepest meaning with a simple turn of a phrase, whisper or inflection in just the right place, has long made him the go-to-man for music insiders. Phil Perry's vocal ...

2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B November 27

  2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B November 27

Lindsey Webster Back To Your Heart

Lindsey Webster Back To Your Heart will release on November 4th.  The single of the same name is steadily climbing up the Smooth Jazz charts.  This week it is at number 5. Take a listen to the live version of the track: We have been digging her vibe for quite some time now.  I have a feeling this new album will resonate with the lovers of vocal jazz. Growing up in an artist community, the daughter of loving hippie parents, in Woodstock NY, the allure of music was never far from ...

2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B October 30

  2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B October 30

Marc Antoine Laguna Beach

Marc Antoine is back with a new release in four years.  It is called Laguna Beach, and coincidentally Marc has moved to the Golden State from their longtime home in Spain. His thirteenth album, Antoine produced “Laguna Beach,” wrote eight of the nine songs and called upon some of his accomplished friends to collaborate with him, something he couldn’t do easily when he lived abroad for twelve years. “When you live near LA, you can call anyone to come and work with you. Once I ...

Review Usher Hard II Love

  Usher is back with some new music.  It actually was a quiet release, meaning that there was not any fanfare or promotional blitz around the new album.  Hard II Love was released on June 13th for Tidal music subscribers.  Tidal music had exclusives on some albums, then they are released to the general public sometime after that exclusivity runs out. With essentially two release dates, I think this hurts the album, because there is no anticipation for the upcoming release. ...