April 1, 2005

Song of the Week: Dave Koz – “Let It Free”

It seems that every Dave Koz CD has that magical song with the killer hook. I never thought he’d top “Together Again” from The Dance in 1999, but the saxophonist comes close with “Let It Free,” the No. 1 song on Radio & Records’ smooth jazz charts for two weeks now.

Interestingly, the song – written by Dave and his brother, Jeff Koz – was named by a second-grade girl at her school's career day. The Koz brothers played the as-yet untitled song and asked the class for suggestions. “A young lady raised her hand,” Dave recalls, “and she said, I think you should call it ‘Let It Free.’ My brother and I look at each other and we go, hmm. That’s actually good!”

"Let It Free" is the third No. 1 song from the CD Saxophonic, following "Honey-Dipped" and "All I See Is You."

Posted by Brian Soergel at April 1, 2005 8:45 PM