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J White brings a bag full of grooves with Prime Time single

J White has released the new single "Prime Time", a jeep jazz single that is downright funky. The single is the follow up to his earlier in the year releases "Driven" and "Spirit Walk". The track was produced and written by Jacob Webb and Judah Sealy, both of who are referred to as the "A Team". "Prime Time" packs a gorgeous finger-snapping groove with happy-go-lucky sax notes and a moving bass line. Probably one of the more unique singles you will hear on radio, the track

Brian Culbertson releases single "Feel the Love" from upcoming The Trilogy Part 1 Red CD

Pianist Brian Culbertson has put together an album for the grown and sexy called The Triology. This is a compilation of sexy grooves that should come with a "Rated L" for Love warning. The first single "Feel the Love" is warm and seductive, a spine tingling single with effortless scale runs that flow into lush chord progressions. In true Culbertson style, there is an air of jazz and cool R&B undertones that makes this single pure magic. The Trilogy is made up of three compila

Dan Siegel releases new music from his Faraway Place CD

Many compilations were created in the downtime of COVID 19; Dan Siegel's Faraway Place album is one of them. With this being his 22nd CD as a leader, the album boasts of 11 tasty originals that are mellow and cool in some instances with lots of strings and horns included. Dan described this compilation as a "different kind of album because of the pandemic". Dan said in a recent interview that the music was written in isolation and most of the tracks were recorded at the musi

Dreaming in Colour teams up with Nelson Rangell on a summer scorcher

Saxophonist Nelson Rangell adds his distinctive fiery tones to "Cruising the Boulevard", the latest single from Dreaming in Colour. Reminiscent of retro contemporary jazz "Cruising the Boulevard" is a beaut with rolling keys, sunny synths and a free-spirited melody. Dreaming in Colour hails from Springfield, Illinois. The band consists of Michael Scherer on keyboards, Tom Byrne on guitar and Jason Swagger on sax, Chris Noonan on drums and Kevin Ellis on bass. #dreamingincolou

Pianist Xavier Gordon releases the single Bridges, a teaser from his upcoming EP Excellence

Jazz pianist Xavier Gordon is rocking the grooves with his new single "Bridges". Taken from the upcoming EP called Excellence, "Bridges" is funk-driven with contagious piano runs and a tasty summer romp. Xavier is more than a pianist, he is known as a songwriter and producer who has been on the jazz music scene for more than a decade. Xavier began playing the piano when he was eight years old growing up in Conyers, Georgia. He grew up in a family filled with musicians and sin

Geneve 5 releases new music geared to inspire

Geneve 5 is saxophonist Melvin Butler and producer, composer, guitarist and keyboardist Oliver Wendell and together they are sealing the deal on the summer scorcher "Subtly". The highly indulgent single is ambient jazz at its best. It is the type of music that takes your mind to an exotic place, big on the chill factor with breezy sax notes and glowing guitar riffs. Geneve is on a mission to offer "creative compositions that stir hearts and minds, inspiring a global audience

Brian Simpson to release milestone CD on June 25th

A very debonair looking Brian Simpson appears on the cover of his 10th CD "All That Matters", a compilation that is schedule for a June 25th release. As the title implies, the music within Brian's new compilation was born out of the uncertainties of COVID-19. In a recent interview, Brian said "My family and loved ones became more important than ever and all that matters became more apparent after witnessing the tragic loss of others." The CD is set to be musically diverse an

Guitarist Craig Sharmat releases single about reemerging into a new positive future

Ever since the Covid 19 virus made its appearance last year, we have seen more and more jazz musicians use their artwork to inject some hope and optimism into heir listeners musically assuring them that all will be well with the world again. Guitarist and composer Craig Sharmat is pushing the same agenda with his new single "A Brighter Day". According to the press notes, "A Brighter Day" is a song about "reemerging into a new positive future". And so if Craig's CD cover art

Nils soars with single "Above the Clouds"

Guitarist Nils gears down finding a sweet and delightful spot with his new single “Above the Clouds”. As one of the gems from his “Caught in the Groove” compilation, this single has a warm and distinguished soul jazz feel with Johnny Britt lending his hushed “oohs and ahhs” plus his trumpet to the track, along with background vocalist from Clydene Jackson. Nils guitar play is majestic, plucking and gliding on the fret with great precision and passion. Guitarist, producer, com

Saxophonist Tarik Clark brings soulful elegance on new release

Missouri saxophonist Tarik Clark brings an air of style and elegance with a side of funky grooves on his latest single "Soul Surpluss". Taken from the CD of the same name, the single has a classic soul jazz feel with warming synths and passionate sax notes. Tarik was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri and his love for the sax began at the early age of five years old while attending church. He was first trained on the clarinet and began lessons on the saxophone when he was

Michael Silverman and Eric Marienthal brings hope with "In These Times"

Ahh Thursdays!! It means we are so much closer to the start of the weekend. We progress through this #tbt with Michael Silverman and Eric Marienthal on the very refined single “In These Times”. This is the first that the the two jazz stalwarts have come together on a single, one that also features James Lloyd (Pieces of a Dream), Yellowjackets’ Jimmy Haslip and Michael’s brother drummer Rob Silverman. Given his experience with performing classical, Jazz and New Age Music, Mic

Saxophonist Marcus Adams releases fourth studio album with Reset

On May 28, saxophonist Marcus Adams will release his fourth studio album entitled Reset. The first single from the much anticipated Cd is “Long Way From Home”, which is currently in rotation on Jazz Moods Radio. “Long Way From Home” has all the makings of a romantic night in. Marcus’ sax mesmerises with notes that caresses within a lush and stirring groove, replete with gorgeous subtle chord meandering. #marcusadams #jazzsax #resetjazzcd #marcusadamsjazz #grownandsexyjazz #ne

Marc Antoine releases new single from CD that celebrates his 25th wedding anniversary

Parisian born guitarist Marc Antoine used his 25th wedding anniversary as inspiration for his latest compilation “Something For Her”. To help make this music affair even more special, Marc has called on a few musical friends to assist with the project. Brian Simpson, Philippe Saisse, Marion Meadows, David Benoit plus more, all make cameos on the CD which is scheduled for a May 21st release. The CD’s first release is the enchanting “Groovy Sunday”. Marc’s fret dance is decaden

There is optimism in the new music from saxophonist Elan Trotman

Saxophonist Elan Trotman returns with heightened optimism on the track “Brighter Days Ahead”. The follow up to his “Dear Marvin” compilation, his latest offer takes us back to his early-in career contemporary jazz style. On his latest single, the Bajan born US based artist has geared down to bring us this summery groove that carries a bit of seduction and intrigue right from the start. The tracks’ laidback intro seamlessly leads into a peppered mid-groove. The switch in groov

Rebecca Angel reimagines a Bill Withers classic

Tune in to Jazz Moods Radio to hear vocalist Rebecca Angel finesse Grover Washington/ Bill Withers’ classic “Just the Two of Us”. Ever since her debut on the smooth jazz scene, Rebecca has shown a lot of diversity in her style and song choices. We fell in love with Rebecca’s vocals when she appeared on tracks featuring her dad trumpeter Dennis Angel. Rebecca emerged into the spotlight as a solo artist wowing us with the playful and lyrically picturesque “Jet Samba” in 2016.

Brian Bromberg takes on Katrina and the Waves single

Bassist Brian Bromberg displays pure musical genius with his take on Katrina and the Waves popular hit song “Walking on Sunshine”. On the single which features Dave Koz on sax, the tempo is slowed down to a sweet and funky low swing beat where Brian’s bass is the main attraction as is Koz’s sax. The two musicians have a lot of glowing solos throughout the track, moments that are framed by an impressive brass section. The single is taken from Brian’s new compilation “A Little

Randal Clark's debut CD features a guest appearance from Jeff Lorber and Michael Thompson

Saxophonist Randal Clark returns with the single "Discovery", one that features guitarist Michael Thompson. The track was co-written with Jeff Lorber and produced by Jimmy Haslip. Lorber and Haslip also appear on the single. "Discovery" has a nostalgic feel to it melodically. Listen and feel the energy that comes from Randal's full-bodied sax notes and Michael's gritty guitar runs. This single is included on Randal's debut CD "Imaginary World" which was released earlier this

Saxophonist Richard Randolph releases impressive debut solo single

We’ve got your night grooves on on #jazzmoodsradio with new music from saxophonist Richard Randolph. Richard is in cruise control with his single “Changing Lanes” which boasts of a stylish smooth groove. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Richard realized his love for the sax at the age of 12. Today he is the co-founder of the smooth jazz band NexLevel and plays sax for the UrbanJazzCoalition. “Changing Lanes” is Richard’s debut release, a single written by Richard and produced by

Mindi Abair to release Best of Mindi Abair on CD April 2; new single "April" has a rustic feel

Twenty one years in the game and saxophonist Mindi Abair is showing no signs of letting up on delivering some of the best music around. As a follow up to her single “Forever”, Mindi’s new release is called “April”. “April” is a mild tempered, acoustic-laden bluesy track with a rustic feel. Mindi employed a few top notch musicians to appear on this single including Abe Laboriel Jr on drums, Sean Hurley on bass, Tim Pierce on guitar and Rodney Lee on keys. “April” will appear

Jeff Kashiwa brings hope with Sunrise CD

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has done a number on the way we continue to live our lives. Realizing this, saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa has released Sunrise, a CD geared to bring a "new day" for the listener. According to Kashiwa's website, Sunrise is "the beginning of new opportunities to experience and enjoy life". The CD's first release is "The Night is Young", and it glows with an uptempo Motown-esque melody replete with indulgent horns and elegant keyboards . A defin