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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

Philippe Saisse releases new single with Marc Antoine intended for vocals from Al Jarreau

Philippe Saisse has teamed up with Marc Antoine on the single Lost Words. In true Saisse fashion, there is a majestic melodic tapestry interwoven with waltz, jazz, and a spice from samba chords. The story behind this single is a very interesting one. It was actually written with Al Jarreau’s vocals in mind before the singer passed away. As the story goes, Al had loved the Brazilianeque vibe to the single and found it had an “Italian flair”. Al wanted the song to be called “Tr

Mo Louis debuts with the single "Turn it Up

A chance meeting between saxophonists Mo Louis and Euge Groove while purchasing an instrument not only produced a lasting friendship but also a collaboration on Mo's groovy hot single "Turn it Up". In a recent interview, Mo recalls meeting Euge when he went to purchase one of his saxophones. "I'll never forget standing in his studio and him putting on one of his own tracks for me to play along with. Talk about a humbling moment." Mo said that he expressed to Euge his desire t

Ron King releases Cascade single

Listen to trumpeter Ron King's new single "Cascade" and get ready to fall in love with this beauty. "Cascade" is exquisite with a lovely and soulful rhythm. Enter Ron's trumpet which adds a lovely and romantic touch. Ron is one of the more sort after trumpeter and composer who has worked with numerous artists including George Benson, Marvin Gaye, Jeff Lorber and Brian Simpson to name a few. The new single is taken from his upcoming CD which will be produced by guitarist Paul

Norman Brown releases cool and laid back single

"Back At Ya" heralds the return of Norman Brown, this time around in a very smooth grooving, lush setting. Taken from his 13th solo album Let's Get Away, "Back At Ya" has a stunningly cool melody that makes you feel good with just a casual listen. Norman's new album will feature other singles that is also geared to sooth, relax and deliver nothing but good vibes. #normanbrown #backatya #smoothjazz #cooljazz #jazzmoodsradio #wereplaying #soothingjazz #jazzguitar #jazznews #jaz

Gil releases the romantic "You're Beside Me"

Gil Johnson puts his unique and beautiful vocals to the new single "You're Beside Me", a track this is perfect for Valentine's Day. The song has a pop-sweetened touch with jazzy undertones which features a glowing acoustic guitar from Doc Powell. The track was produced by AyRon Lewis, who is a Dove and Stellar Award nominee. Gil dedicated the track to his wife of 31 years Darlene Johnson who has since passed away in 2020. She remains the inspiration behind his singing career.

Guitarist Art Ruprecht releases Saving Grace single

Art Ruprecht has released the new single "Saving Grace" which was taken from his third CD entitled A Love Sublime. The new release has a carefree and rhythmic quasi-pop feel that is easy to fall in love with. Art's career soared when his first album "At the End of the Day" was featured on The Weather Channel. His single "Cast Your Care" hit the number 22 spot on the Top 100 albums for 2019. #artruprecht #newmusic #newjazz #smoothjazz #newsmoothjazz #wereplaying #jazzmoodsradi

Vocalist Anders Holst reimagines Cowboys and Angels

Vocalist Anders Holst's latest CD Endlessly features his own take on a few classic songs that we know and love. After delivering the successful "All I Do" an impressive version of a Stevie Wonder classic, Anders now pulls a page from George Michael's songbook with "Cowboys and Angels". Just as fascinating as the original, Anders delivers a jazzy and romantic piano led arrangement with lovely background vocals. Sy Smith also lends her soulful vocals to the single making for a

Pianist Jonathan Fritzen releases Hammers of Love

Swedish-American keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen is back with "Hammers of Love", a track that has a gorgeous smooth groove and with a chuck full of dynamite keys. The single is the follow up to to Fritzen's number 1 Billboard single "Keys to Paradise". "Hammers of Love is taken from Fritzen's upcoming CD "Piano Tales". #jonathanfritzen #newmusic #hammersoflove #wereplaying #jazzmoodsradio #jazzblog #newreleases #smoothjazznews #smoothjazz

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

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

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

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