D E N I S * P O O L E
'Summer Nights,' by Nils from his excellent Pacific Coast Highway, the ultimate chill out smooth jazz CD of 2005.
'Wear It Out,' by Brian Culbertson from his outstanding CD Its On Tonight. This is just one of many memorable tracks from this wonderful release.
'Strawberry Letter 23,' from the Brothers Johnson, from the digitally remastered imprint of their 1977 original Right on Time. This is one of the great smooth soul tracks of all time.
‘Stranded,’ by Van Morrison, from his new release Magic Time. Having seen Morrison live recently, this was one CD that I just had to go out and buy.
‘Girls And Boys,’ by Marcus Miller, from the CD Silver Rain. This Prince composition with vocals by Macy Gray is a real winner.
Down to the Bone, Spread Love Like Wildfire (Narada Jazz)
Richard Elliot, MetroBlue (Artizen Music Group)
Lee Ritenour, OverTime (Peak Records)
The Rippingtons, Wild Card (Peak Records)
B E V E R L Y * P A C K A R D
Joe McBride, Texas Hold'em, (Heads Up International, 2005)
Najee, My Point of View, (Heads Up International, 2005)
Jaared, Hang Time, (Marimelj Entertainment Group, 2002)
Will Brock, A Letter From Eye to I, (DHP Records)
P E T E R * B O E H I
Bona Fide - Soul Lounge (2005)
Top-notch album by Bona Fide this time a bit more laid-back than previous efforts but nonetheless with a certain groove factor.
Eric Essix - Abide With Me (2005)
Inspirational mostly instrumental album by this guitar player which lifts your spirits and soothes your soul.
Paul Brown - The City (2005)
After years just at the producer's helm now coming up with his second release which is another slice of smooth jazz heaven.
Paul Hardcastle - Hardcastle 4 (2005)
Still riding on his successful formula of contemporary grooves with excellent production and jazzy instrumentation make this another worthwhile effort.
Posted by Beverly J. Packard at August 31, 2005 2:34 AM