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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

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

Gary Meek releases the lush Midnight Sky single

Have a listen to the latest single from saxophonist Gary Meek; it is the smooth and dreamy track called "Midnight Sky". Taken from his Monterey Groove CD, "Midnight Sky" is the kind of track that will pair well with a romantic midnight cruise on the harbor. There is a hint of a tropical flair to "Midnight Sky" which lends to the beauty of the single. In addition, Gary's sax shimmers in a sea containing atmospheric rhythms of a fluid piano, enchanting guitar and a low and te

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

Saxophonist Carl Cox brings big grooves on new single that pays homage to his hometown

Saxophonist Carl Cox's latest single "Elevation" begins with an undulating bass line that sets the course for this robust sexy single that is good 'til the last drop. The single was inspired by the city landscape of Philadelphia, which happens to be Carl's hometown. The single's cover art bears a nice nighttime skyline of Philly. According to Carl "I would gaze at the city from top floor of the Liberty Bell Plaza and reflect on the amazing music that had been created in the c

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

Bob Baldwin releases the uplifting "B Positive"

Bob Baldwin is using the power of music to lift our spirits high with his new single "B Positive". The track with co-written by Ragan Whiteside and Dennis Johnson, one that has a happy-go-lucky joyful beat from the start. In true Bob style, the single has fluid tickling of the ivories, a good upswing groove, lovely scat improv and gorgeous chord progressions. It is no doubt that the COVID pandemic of 2020 affected many musicians and their live performances and still continues

James PJ Spraggins releases Up From Here; track features Greg Manning and Eric Essix

Get whisked away into the powerful and rhythmic single "Up From Here" from drummer James PJ Spraggins. Spraggins employed the help of fellow musicians Greg Manning and Eric Essix to add even more flavor to this single and it is ooh so good. The track is upbeat and delicious in every way with luscious piano notes courtesy Greg Manning who also produced the single. Eric Essix takes the single to another level with an edgy and bold guitar with terrific fretwork which provides a

Chris Godber releases West Coast Soul

Saxophonist Chris Godber returns with new music on the single "West Coast Soul". "West Coast Soul" is rhythmically cool with a light and laid back sax that flourishes within an addicting and soulful groove. Chris found success on the release of his earlier work with the CDs Starting Over in 2015 and Momentum in 2018. The singles "Rain" and "Chill" intrigued listeners and solidify Chris' mainstay the Smooth Jazz World. Smooth Jazz aside, Chris also crosses over to Gospel Jazz

Darryl Williams releases single "Goldilocks" featuring Jeff Lorber

Bassist Darryl Williams pairs with Jeff Lorber on his latest cut "Goldilocks". The single takes you to a smooth place, a joyous stroll if you will into this brilliant musical delight. There you will find a mellow bass that plays well with symphonic horns and keys that are sublime. Darryl is known to produce singles that do well on the Billboard jazz charts and it is quite easy to predict that this one will have its own success as well. Most will recall his single "Do You Reme

Patrick Lamb takes us on the scenic route to "Malibu Drive"

Saxophonist Patrick Lamb joins with producer Adam Hawley to create the lively and pleasing sounds on the single "Malibu Drive". Lamb has had successful collaborations with quite a few musicians in his career. Last year he and guitarist Michael Thompson created the summer scorcher "Cocoa Butter" performing as the Thompson/Lamb Project. Lamb's signature style of music has always been upbeat with refreshing hooks that rub you the right way. Over the years he has performed with m

Castella releases new song featuring trumpeter Willie Bradley

And just like that, California vocalist Castella has become a household name and a darling in the jazz arena. One of the hard-working vocalists, Castella has been releasing a ton of hits ever since her debut and loving every moment of it. With the consecutive releases, there has always been consistency put don't be too quick to have her pigeonhole into one genre. Although marketed for jazz, Castella's music can fit nicely on the R&B and Neo-Soul charts and that is the beauty

Former Tonight Show band member Knick Smith releases dazzling new single.

As the former band member of "The Tonight Show" and also serving as the musical director for Stanley Clarke for 10 years, keyboardist has released the single "Feeling Smooth". Taken from his CD "Romance", the track is reminiscent of 70's Quincy Jones style with grandeur film score type jazz with compelling horns and keys. The groovy melody shifts and segues from a lush string arrangement to straight-ahead jazz in a seamless fashion with dizzying chord progressions. "Feeling S

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

Bill Heller joins Andy Snitzer on "Last Train" single

All Aboard! Keyboardist Bill Heller has just released the single "Last Train", one which magically pairs him with saxophonist Andy Snitzer. Most will remember Bill who has had a long affiliation with jazz supergroup The Rippingtons. He has also appeared on recordings from Jeff Kashiwa, Paula Atherton, Chaquico and others. Taken from his upcoming CD called Passages, "Last Train" is compelling from the start with spicy keyboard runs, a soaring sax and a melody punctuated with

Howard Siden is ready to hit up the summer charts with "Laguna Beach Smoothie".

Surf's up! Guitarist Howard Siden is giving off beachy vibes on the latest single "Laguna Beach Smoothie". The sound of the ebb and flow of the ocean on the track along with the mesmerizing guitar riffs are enough to make your mind drift to lazy summers at a sun soaked beach. Howard is the nephew of the late Barney Kessel who was well known in the jazz circles. He grew up in Detroit and moved to California in 2002 where he continues to perform on the SoCal jazz circuits. #how

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