What We're Listening To ** March

J O N A T H A N * W I D R A N

Patti Austin, Avant Gershwin

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Sweet Surrender

Jeff Golub, Grand Central

Kim Waters, You Are MY Lady

Jeff Lorber, He Had A Hat...

B E V E R L Y * P A C K A R D

Bob James, Angels of Shanghai

Steve Oliver, Radiant

Brian Culbertson, Come On Up

Gerald Veasley, At the Jazz Base

Tom Grant, Hands: The Tom Grant Collection


B R I A N * S O E R G E L

Kim Waters, You Are My Lady (Shanachie)

Various Artists, Smooth Jazz Plays Motown's Greatest Hits (Shanachie)

Jeff Lorber, He Had a Hat (Blue Note)

Four80East, En Route (Native Language)

Julie Dexter and Khari Simmons, Moon Bossa (Brash)


P E T E R * B O E H I

Justin Young - On The Way (2007)
Newcomer and rising star Justin Young on the sax comes up with a gem of a smooth jazz album. Boasting some first-rate guest artists like Tim Bowman, Gail Jhonson and Paul Brown, this man proves that he is destined to go straight to the top!

Dean James - Brighter Days (2006)
I almost missed this picture perfect smooth jazz CD by sax player Dean James who has resurfaced after a hiatus. He plays so sensuous and passionate! Very recommended!

Laffayette Harris, Jr. - In The Middle Of The Night (2007)
This is a gem which can be found at CDBaby.com. This great piano player delivers a great album full of memorable melodies and top notch playing. Not to be missed!

Will Donato - Will Call (2006)
Another top-notch smooth jazz saxophone player waiting to make his breakthrough. Quality and class throughout. Check this artist out!

Quincy Jones - Mellow Madness (1973)
Available as Japan CD this classic Quincy album features a great selection of soulful songs and jazzy instrumentals featuring many of the industry's finest artists. Belongs into every collection!


J E F F * D A N I E L S

Rocco Ventrella, Give Me The Groove (Smooth Sounds Music) 2007

Dexter Wansel, Digital Groove World (Hhotplanet Entertainment) 2004

Various Artist, Smooth Jazz Plays Motown's Greatest Love Songs (Shanachie)
2007

Earl Klugh, Finger Paintings (Blue Note Records) 1978

Wayman Tisdale, The Very Best of Wayman Tisdale (Grp Records)


D E N I S * P O O L E

'Aint No Woman (Like The One I Got)' by Jeff Gulob from his the CD 'Grand Central'. This picture perfect cover of the Four Tops classic has a wonderful contribution on sax from Richard Elliot and is a track that shows off Golub's range and versatility.

'Thinking Of You' by soulful vocalist Victor Fields from the album of the same name. This Jeff Lorber composition, with a haunting chorus that gets in your head and won't go away, is a sensuous chunk of chilled out mood music and a modern day quiet storm classic in the making.

The sensational 'Call Me Up' by Dee Brown from his outstanding album No Time To Waste. This, the albums best cut, is horn driven, up tempo and right in the pocket. It epitomizes what No Time To Waste is all about.

'Oh! What A Girl' by Simply Red from the CD Stay. Thrusting along on a driving up tempo beat, and with a horn arrangement of which Tower Of Power would be proud, this is undoubtedly up there among the best songs that Simply Red has ever recorded.

'Sensuality' by Rocco Ventrella from the CD Give Me The Groove. With a chilled out groove that oozes sex and playing from Rocco that's as tight as tight can be this one really gets the job done.