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Ragan Whiteside brings the heat with new single "Thrill Ride"

We are grooving into the new week with new music from flautist, vocalist and composer Ragan Whiteside. The single is called "Thrill Ride" a track that was written by Ragan alongside Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin. "Thrill Ride" is fresh and exciting with airy flute notes and a snap happy melody. Not to be missed is Ragan's edgy look on the cover of the single and we are totally here for it. Said Ragan "the energy of this song allowed me to live out my race car fantasy". She c

Greg Manning returns with Be Strong single

Pianist Greg Manning pairs with saxophonist Jimmy Reid on his latest single "Be Strong". The single is a lovely upbeat track with funky keys, a joyful sax and vocals that encourage to "move on, be strong". Aside from releasing his own music, Greg is also a well sorted composer and producer who has created chart-topping hits for those in the industry. His own singles have also successfully made it to the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as he did in 2019 when "Top Down" made it on

Phil Davis releases "Restless" single

Producer, Pianist and Composer, not to mention Professor Phil Davis has returned with new music, the perfect welcome back to the jazz music scene. The single "Restless" is melodically irresistible with its mid-funky soul-jazz element that makes it even more blissful and beautiful. Phil is outstanding on the keys, delivering lush notes and stunning improv, a perfect single to unwind after the day is spent. Phil has worked with everyone in the jazz and R&B world serving as a w

Paul Taylor releases "Straight to the Point"

Saxophonist Paul Taylor is one of the more consistent musicians to date. His cool and laid-back demeanor resonates in his music including the latest single "Straight to the Point". The single comes from Paul's new compilation And Now This which pairs him with his longtime musical collaborator of 25 years, Dino Esposito. Dino serves as the co-writer and producer of the album. Most will remember that both Paul and Dino not only played in the same band as students of University

Gato Blanco releases the spicy "Som E Luz"

On the heels of his single "Nos Voamos", Gato Blanco releases his latest single "Som E Luz". "Som e Luz" is a jubilant melodic affair, the perfect single for romantic summer nights. The track holds a sexy exotic vibe that is euphoric with hypnotic drums and not to missed is an intoxicating flute from Tom Saviano. Teka Penteriche adds magic with her vocals, lending more beauty to the proceedings. The single is taken from Gato's album "Retorno Da Musica". #gatoblanco #someluz

Gunter Asbeck releases the peachy "Make it Work Again"

German bassist and vocalist Gunter Asbeck has released the new single "Make it Work Again". Taken from his Evolve CD, the single features cameos from Dennis LeGree and Will Donato. Gunter's sweet and controlled vocals progress smoothly within a soulful single replete with lush background vocals and airy horns. This single could well be one from the Incognito songbook as it matches their sound without coming across as a carbon copy. Gunter spent several years working alongsid

Will Sumner brings the chill element on Building Castles single

You can always count on guitarist Will Sumner to release singles that speak to your mind and soul armed with a dreamy melody. He does just that on his latest single "Building Castles" from the CD Ocean Street. "Building Castles" awash the soul with a groovy, guitar laden single that conjures morning sunrise spent by the beach with the one you love. It has this uplifting and very cooling tempered sound that is lush in every way. Will who was born in Los Angeles rose to fame w

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

Janice Lacy Project pairs with Saxophonist Eden Perez on "Catalina" single

We’re being whisked away to the beautiful and scenic coastline via “Catalina”, the latest single from The Lacy Project featuring Eden Perez on sax. The track was written and co-produced by Jeff Carruthers, the man who has 10 Billboard number one hits to his accolades. Eden brings a charming sax to the single, an enchanting frolic into a soulfully charged melody. The Lacy Project is pianist and composer Janice Lacy, Dan Needham on bass, Eden on sax and Benny Rietveld on bass.

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

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.

Saxophonist Carl Cox brings peace with single "This Moment"

We commence this week of new music with the latest from saxophonist Carl Cox. The single is called “This Moment” a song that Carl created to bring peace and tranquility to the listener. Indeed, “This Moment” is pleasing to the ear. With every listen you are sure to find something else to love a bit more about this track. “This Moment” puts us in the mind of Spyro Gyra and Yellowjackets in terms of cadence. A charming and alluring acoustic guitar licks meet percussive sounds i

Saxophonist Jason Jackson debuts with "All The Way"

Introducing saxophonist Jason Jackson. Jason has teamed up with bassist Julian Vaughn on his debut single “All the Way”, a track that gives him a powerful start into the world of jazz. “All the Way” is indulgent with fulfilling sax notes in cool and laid back grooves. Growing up in Wilmington, NC, Jason’s love for music led him to studying the sax with Leroy Harper Jr, who was the saxophonist for James Brown. In high school, Jason’s first gig was working with the house band a

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

Saxophonist Antoine Knight brings summery grooves on new track.

Saxophonist Antoine Knight is bringing the grooves on his latest single “Something About You”. He may have been away from the music scene for the last two years but Antoine has not skipped a beat. Influenced by Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane as a child, Antoine never guessed that his passion for the sax would one day lead him to open for Boney James as he did at the Pensacola Gulf Coast Jazz Festival in 2017. His new single finds him in musical company with pianist Gail Jhon

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

Vocalist Erin Stevenson lends a unique touch to a 90's single

Vocalist Erin Stevenson proves beyond a shadow of a doubt why leaving her day job at NASA was well worth it. She continues to impress us with her vocal aerobatics and range as she transforms “You Gotta Be”, the 90’s hit song from Des’ree. With this being Women’s History Month, it was truly a nice touch to see Erin lock arms with saxophonist Althea Rene and harpist Mariea Antoinette who both guest appear on the single. Deviating from the pop-sweetened original, the song comme

San Gabriel Seven brings cool grooves with latest single

From their album “Time to Stay”, San Gabriel Seven brings us their latest single “When the Lights Go Down”, featuring vocals from Andrea Miller. Produced by Chris Gordon, “When the Lights Go Down” is a catchy song that gets its shine from full-throated energizing horns that frame Andrea’s cheerful and pleasing vocals. Andrea is one of the most sought-after vocalists in the South California area. The album offers cool beats and wicked ballads that are hits in waiting. #sangab