I just received the jazz releases schedule 2004 from Telarc Records. There are mainly mainstream jazz releases but among those there is one of interest for our readers. It is Jason Miles' upcoming Maximum Grooves featuring saxophonists Michael Brecker and Walter Beasley, guitarist Jeff Golub and vocalist Cassandra Reed among other high-profile artists. The CD combines great smooth jazz melodies with contemporary rhythms using loops and live musicians together. Sounds good to me!