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Andrew Neu brings the summer sizzler with Take It Home single

We have new music this week from Andrew Neu and it is the summer sizzler you have been waiting for. Andrew wrote his latest single "Take It Home" along with producer Greg Manning. Musicians on deck on the new track include Greg Manning on keys, Morris O'Connor on guitar, Mel Brown on bass, Eric Valentine on drums, Peter Neu on trumpet and Nick Lane on trombone. Horns take centerstage on this track, on steeped in a groove that glides with rhythmic smoothness. #andrewneu, #greg

Guitarist Desmond Meyer releases "Calling the Ancestors" single to help cope with the present times

In the midst of the seasonal musical offerings, we are still playing some of the new releases such as the latest single from guitarist Desmond Meyer. Taken from his CD Don't Worry, the single "Calling the Ancestors" is the perfect antidote for the current situation of health scare around the world. Desmond himself has had to deal with the devastation of COVID-19 and saw what it has done to lives and have decided to bring some optimism through song. The latest single from the

Gary Honor has summer in the pocket with new single

Saxophonist Gary Honor's new single "Summer Cool" will give you more than one reason to hold on to the fun in the sun season. Produced by Skinny Hightower, "Summer Cool" is a summer dance scorcher, one that conjure images of roller-skating dream, summer love and where life is just one big chill. Gary first found his love for the sax at age 10. He graduated high school and was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where he enrol

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

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

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

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

Rob Tardik turns a negative into B Positive on new single

We make the trip crossing borders to Canada where we find multi-award winning guitarist Rob Tardik with his seventh release entitled Diversity. The first single from the new compilation is "B Positive" which pairs him with saxophonist Dave Koz. The single takes an uplifting stance rhythmically with a vibrant flow. Lyrically, the chorus line offers courage "when the world takes you down and puts you on the ground, only way to rise is be positive." The single goes even deeper

Norman Brown releases Just Groovin'

From his latest Heart to Heart CD, guitarist Norman Brown shines with his new single “Just Groovin”. Produced by fellow guitarist and jazz musician Paul Brown, this single checked off all the points as a single that will be the perfect companion for taking those long cross country rides. Dive into this track where you will find a quasi-funk groove with delicious guitar licks inside. #normanbrown #justgroovin #newmusic #newjazz #jazzblog #jazzmoodsradio #paulbrown #jazzguitar