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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

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

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

Adam Hawley releases another top chart contender "Risin' Up"

Guitarist Adam Hawley continues to wow us with his talent as a musician and composer as evident on his latest single "Risin' Up." "Risin' Up" is a bouncy, well-calibrated single that carries a soulful jazzy rhythm that cools and satisfies. Adam debut on the scene literally hitting the ground running with albums Double Vision and Just the Beginning on the Kalimba Music label, gaining six number one hits. The release of his third album, Adam was able to secure three more number

Jody Mayfield releases "Strawberry Sunday"single with Walter Beasley

Atlanta based jazz musician Jody Mayfield joined saxophonist Walter Beasley on the new single "Strawberry Sunday". Taken from the CD Doing the Do the single is a tasty mid-groove with a mellow sax that plays well with joyous keys. Jody is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University from which he obtained his major in Music Performance. He also has a BA and Master's Degree in Musical Technology. Well rounded as a jazz musician, Jody has shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Grove

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

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

Andreu Neu and Rob Zinn release single A to Z

Saxophonist Andrew Neu has partnered with trumpeter Rob Zinn on the new single aptly titled “A to Z” and it is a definite summer cooler. Produced by guitarist Adam Hawley, the single dazzles with fulfilling horns and a jazz funk rhythm. Andrew and Rob have long performed together as A to Z, however this is their first collaborative single. On their own, both have found success on the Billboard charts. Andrew has five albums under his belt and has been a regular to Japan whe

Sean U takes us to Key West on latest single

On the heels of his Billboard topping single “Magic Hour”, Sean U is bringing another chart topping contender in the form of his latest single “Key West”. Sean captures the vibrancy of this Floridian city with rolling keys in the intro that flow with easy throughout the track. The melody here is giving us beachy vacation vibes of warming sunsets on pristine beaches to heading downtown and catching a bit of the nightlife there. Indulge! #seanu# wereplaying #listen #newmusic #p

Peet Project brings early summer vibes with Down to the Lake

We’ve got a bag of new grooves waiting for you to discover...dive in!! Tune in to hear the latest single from Peet Project, they are bringing a spring to your step with “Down to the Lake”. The track was inspired by picturesque summers that band leader and violinist Peter “Peet” Ferencz” spent at Lake Velence, Hungary. “Down to the Lake” has a catchy buoyant groove that gets you all snap happy. Larger than live horns play nicely with contrasting violin and keys. Listening to t

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

Zach Bridges brings cleverly blends gospel and jazz on latest release.

The lush piano notes from Zach Bridges new single Yonder” is taking us to a cool and scenic beachfront where brunch is being served. Zach’s musical career started at the church as a organist, choir director and choir singer. With that being said, it comes as no surprise that songs on Zach’s album First Fruits have spiritual connotations. Hear Zach’s new single on Jazz Moods Radio!! #zachbridges #yonder #wereplaying #newmusic #jazzmoodsradio #jazzblog #jazz #relaxed #jazzpiano

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

Brettina brings romance to "Simple Pleasures" single

Bahamas born vocalist Brettina takes our breath away with her sultry, hip-swaying single “Simple Pleasures”. A romantic dinner set for two under a picturesque night’s sky comes to mind as we listen to this melodically soft and pillowy single. Charged with alluring vocals, lush choruses and playful giggles, Brettina soars in this tropical affair with such panache. “Simple Pleasures” is just one of the thrills that we can expect from Brettina when she releases her full length a